Events: Rapid Interactive Media Production with Adnaan Wasey

Events: Rapid Interactive Media Production with Adnaan Wasey

Executive Producer of POV Digital Holds Session at NYFA on March 27

As the organizer of the POV Hackathon Laboratory (which Fast Company recently called one of the “most anticipated events of the year”), Adnaan Wasey has introduced filmmakers, artists, and journalists to new modes of digital storytelling through a process that involves collaboration and prototyping on short deadline.

If you’re ready to try something new, this session will give you practical advice on working with creative contributors across disciplines, learning how software developers think, and why you should consider your art to be a entrepreneurial venture.

Note: Advance registration* is required (Eventbrite).

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Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 6:00–8:00 PM
Cost: $10 for NYFA-affiliated artists (Artspire, Artists’ Fellowships, Boot Camp, IAP, MARK); $15 for general admission
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Who this event is for: Film- and video makers, media artists, graphic artists, writers, illustrators, musicians, and visual artists.
Questions: Contact [email protected].

About POV
Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and beginning its 27th season on PBS in 2014, POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today’s best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. Its films have won 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 11 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards® and the Prix Italia. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today’s most pressing social issues. Follow POV @povdocs.
Since 2012, the POV Hackathon Lab series has provided structure and mentorship for visionary media makers and inventive technologists to collaborate and re-imagine nonfiction storytelling for the web. 
About Adnaan Wasey
Adnaan Wasey is the Executive Producer of POV Digital, the Webby Award-winning department that drives storytelling innovation for the acclaimed PBS documentary series POV ( At POV, Adnaan oversees digital production, programming and licensing, the POV Hackathon lab, and POV’s social media, including POV’s Documentary Blog. Before joining POV, Adnaan was an editor, contributing to some the nation’s most prestigious news and information brands, including PBS NewsHour and WNYC New York Public Radio, and he was a founding editor at the local digital news organization DNAinfo. Adnaan has been an invited speaker at The New School, Columbia University, Fordham University, UnionDocs, The Online News Association, IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam), Hot Docs and SILVERDOCS/AFI DOCS, among others. He serves as a jury member for documentary and new media festivals and is a member of IFP’s Advisory Panel and PBS’s Interactive Producers Council. He is a former film festival director (Light Plays Tricks and the Kingston Canadian Film Festival) and continues to lead the software company Science Bistro. Connect with Adnaan via his website, or follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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