I have to say that I am often finding myself saying “Thank God for Ingrid Kopp.” Ingrid is the Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute and one of the brightest minds out there thinking about what’s next for digital storytelling. Professional accomplishments aside, just her Facebook page is an encyclopedia of the interesting, provocative, and newest in new developments in next generation media. As a part of the Tribeca Film Festival this spring (2012), Ingrid, through her work on the TFI New Media Fund, collaborated with XO Labs to created a one-day event bringing together some of the best minds in the field for conversation and learning – and they called it TFI Interactive. For those who couldn’t make it live, Ingrid has written a great synopsis of the day, including video clips of some of the sessions like the keynote by Baratunde Thurston (author of How To Be Black), a conversation with Campfire’s Steve Coulson about their interactive marketing campaign for Game of Thrones, and Local Projects’ Jack Barton speaking about the innovative work they’ve done with the 9/11 Memorial Museum. You can see all of this and more here thanks to Ingrid’s write up.
Also – an exciting development at TFI – it looks like their commitment to new media is expanding. There will be a new competition for transmedia projects added to the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. More news about that here. Exciting new methods will be on display! Definitely put Tribeca on your calendar next year if you are interested in this kind of work