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Sundance Google+ Hangout: New Frontier of Storytelling – Transmedia Disruptors

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Sundance hosted its first Google+ Hangout that was broadcasted live earlier today featuring four of the New Frontier artists. It was the first hangout in a series of eight Google+ Hangouts happening live at 2 pm throughout the festival.

The hangout guests today were Jigar Mehta, Yung Jake, Gregory Bayne, and Brigitte Dale. In addition to discussing the evolving landscape of transmedia art and tools for artists, they explained their various projects.

Rap artist Yung Jake has two installments called E.m-bed.de/d and Augmented Real at the New Frontier gallery in this year’s Festival. Yung Jake has become an Internet sensation thanks to his website http://e.m-bed.de/d/ and intriguing style. He also has his own iTunes App (http://bit.ly/YungJake)

Jigar Mehta and Brigitte Dale participated in Sundance Institute’s first ever New Frontier Story Lab at the Sundance Resort in 2011.

Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “The New Frontier Story Lab is a rare opportunity for these artists to explore their concepts and consider the impact they may have on how stories are experienced in the future.”

At the 2011 New Frontier Story Lab, Jigar Mehta worked on his interactive documentary project that tells the story of the first 18 days of the Egyptian revolution through various media generated by users on the front line.  During the hangout, Mehta explained that he created a platform that, “built a community of young Egyptian activists and journalists who are going to work with us to go out there and talk to people to capture their stories and then get them on the site.” You can explore his project here: http://beta.18daysinegypt.com/

Brigitte Dale is a New Frontier Story Lab alumni. She has written/produced/hosted content for AOL, ABC Family, Ford Motor Company, Rogue/Relativity Media and NASA. Currently, she has been working on a hardcover book that has been funded online by hundreds of people. Click out this link to explore her project: http://www.indiegogo.com/bedtimebook

Gregory Bayne who attended the 2012 New Frontier Story Lab talked about the amazing project he did with Cory McAbee called “Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club”.

New Frontier at Sundance is a social and creative space that showcases media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences, panel discussions, and more. If your in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival, stop by The Yard to check out the New Frontier installments.

Don’t miss the Google+ Hangout tomorrow- Kickstarter School (Experts Analyze $100 Million Bucks of Film Funding. RSVP for the event here: http://bit.ly/SundanceHangout2

For more information about the New Frontier Artists and Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, take a look at these Sundance articles:
http://www.sundance.org/stories/article/transmedia-in-the-mountains-sundance-launches-new-frontier-lab/
http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/sundance-institute-announces-first-ever-new-frontier-story-lab-october-23-2/

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