How video games turn players into storytellers | David Cage

Have you ever watched a film or read a novel, wishing that you could change the narrative to save your favorite character? Game designer David Cage allows you do just that in his video games, where players make decisions that shape an ever-changing plot. In a talk and live demo, Cage presents a scene from his new project, letting the audience control a character’s decisions. “Interactive storytelling can be what cinema was in the 20th century: an art that deeply changes its time,” Cage says.

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The case for a decentralized internet | Tamas Kocsis

Who controls the internet? Increasingly, the answer is large corporations and governments — a trend that’s threatening digital privacy and access to information online, says web developer Tamas Kocsis. In this informative talk, Kocsis breaks down the different threats to internet freedom and shares his plan to build an alternative, decentralized network that returns power to everyday users.

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How I accidentally changed the way movies get made | Franklin Leonard

How does Hollywood choose what stories get told on-screen? Too often, it’s groupthink informed by a narrow set of ideas about what sells at the box office. As a producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn’t fit the mold. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favorite screenplays and asked: Why aren’t we making these movies? Learn the origin story of some of your favorite films with this fascinating insider view of the movie business.

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To Debate a Predator

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Plum and Mama’s evening of debate prep becomes a real “who’s who.”

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CAST
Elaine Carroll
Josh Ruben
Grant O’Brien

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A Full Body Cast

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Plum and Mama score sympathy points with the rest of the student body.

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CAST
Josh Rubens
Elaine Carroll
Ally Beardsley

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The simple genius of a good graphic | Tommy McCall

In a talk that’s part history lesson, part love letter to graphics, information designer Tommy McCall traces the centuries-long evolution of charts and diagrams — and shows how complex data can be sculpted into beautiful shapes. “Graphics that help us think faster, or see a book’s worth of information on a single page, are the key to unlocking new discoveries,” McCall says.

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The press trampled on my privacy. Here’s how I took back my story | Kate Stone

After a horrific accident put her in the tabloid headlines, Kate Stone found a way to take control of her narrative — and help prevent others from losing their privacy, too. Learn how she reclaimed her story in this personal talk infused with humor and courage.

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What Is the Best Way to Take Over the World?

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Rekha, Raph, Trapp, and Katie enter the Rank Room to discuss the best way to take over the world.

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Katie Marovitch
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How the Internet Is Ruining Comedy

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The News Is Just Tweets Now

Why do an investigation when @Disturbdfan420 already knows everything you could possible need?

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CAST
Raphael Chestang
Siobhan Thompson
Kerry McGuire

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