On this night, Narratively celebrates the impact of technology on storytelling and takes a hard look at where we’ve gone, and where we’re headed.
Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
Technology is f$%#ing berserk. And it’s especially so when you stop and think about the ways we record stories these days: Smart phone cameras in every kid’s hand. Google Glasses accessorized with skinny jeans and suit jackets. GoPros strapped to surfboards and desk chairs. Quadcopters cruising, and capturing, the abyss. On this night, Narratively celebrates the impact of technology on storytelling and takes a hard look at where we’ve gone, and where we’re headed.
Narratively is a digital publication and content studio devoted to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Our editors and global network of contributors avoid the breaking news and the next big headline, focusing instead on crafting the most authentic, engaging stories we can, one at a time. We comb our world’s big cities and hidden corners for the characters and narratives that mainstream media aren’t finding—the underdogs and overlooked tales that enlighten us, connect us, and capture our imagination—stories that would otherwise fall through the cracks. We present our stories in weekly themes, and in the most appropriate medium, from writing to short documentary films, photo essays, audio, and comics journalism. The result is that every story, and storyteller, has the chance to make an impact.