2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Interactive Insights into the Biology of Story

Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST


Filmmaker Amnon Buchbinder has assembled a vast, networked, interactive archive of filmed insights from those who work with story in a wide range of fields: screenwriters, novelists, storytellers, physicians, clergy, scientists, journalists, lawyers, more. The emergent premise: stories form through the patterns of self-organization and inter-dependence that also define biological life. But humans also create anti-stories - formula and fundamentalist narratives - that lack these living qualities. This inspiring workshop will demonstrate a unique interactive documentary, offering a “virtual panel discussion” elicited from 50 hours of edited material and guided by audience participation.

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Amnon Buchbinder at SXSW

Amnon Buchbinder


York University

Amnon Buchbinder is a film director, screenwriter, author and teacher. His work as practitioner and thinker spans narrative and experimental, cinematic and literary, fiction and non-fiction, and ac...

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Mike Robbins at SXSW

Mike Robbins

Creative Technologist

Helios Design Labs

Mike is Creative Technologist and a partner at Helios Design Labs, where he has been for the last 15 years. He oversees the interactive part of Helios' creative output. Recent projects that he has ...

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