November 29 - December 2, 2012 | Whose Story Is It?
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Saturday, December 1 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Whose Story Is It? Story Lounge

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While storytelling is one of the oldest forms of entertainment and communication, as well as an important means to pass on knowledge from generation to generation, storytelling continually takes on new forms as technology evolves. We share stories today through online chats, live performances, documentary films, TV or radio broadcast, and on mobile devices as downloaded podcasts. Whose Story Is It? Story Lounge is an interactive storytelling event that will explore, along with the audience, the role of stories in our contemporary lives: from thinking about what makes a story feel ‘authentic’ to the listener or viewer, or the role of the curator, programmer, and producer in choosing what stories are presented, to the storytellers’ own cultural and personal perspectives in thinking about what and how we hear about our own communities and those around the world.

Join anthropologist Pegi Vail for this conversation on stories with leading producers who share their expertise and experiences on the topic. Story Lounge participants include filmmakers presenting documentaries at the Mead this year, Moth founder George Green and Artistic Director Catherine Burns, POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry, and StoryCorps Senior Producer Michael Garofalo and Producer Lizzie Jacobs. We’ll relax in the lounge over a glass of wine, soda, or coffee* at tables to swap stories of your own during the break.

Organized by Pegi Vail (NYU, The Moth)

Co-presented by Center for Media, Culture, and History, NYU

*Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event 

Saturday December 1, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Wallach Orientation Center American Museum of Natural History

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