Newstory is for creative storytelling beyond the book. This includes virtual reality, podcasts, television, film, live music, and much more! We have three stages of great programming and a Newstory Playground of activations and exhibits.
NEWSTORY Programming: Visit the Event Schedule for all the Newstory happenings during Festival of Books.
Games created by Mountains, Buried Signal, thatgamecompany, Simogo & Published by Annapurna Interactive
Annapurna Interactive is a division within Annapurna Pictures entirely dedicated to producing and publishing video games who focus on developing personal, emotional, and original games. Experience three different interactive stories and games published by Annapurna Interactive: Florence, Gorogoa and Donut County.
An excerpt from "The Nest"
Created by Scout Expedition Co.
Equipped with a flashlight, explore a dark storage unit belonging to a mysterious woman, listening to audio cassettes and piecing together her life story.
Gas Gallery: Common Survival
Curated by the Institute of Queer Ecology
Located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles and online, Gas is a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art. Common Survival is a multi-platform publication curated by the Institute of Queer Ecology featuring the work of 40 artists and collectives.
Immersive Tactile Audio Sound Journey
Created by Darin McFadyen of Human Exploratorium
Utilizing both the heard and the felt frequencies of sound, UK electronic music pioneer Darin McFadyen, aka DJ FreQ Nasty, performs live haptic DJ sets that generate a musical narrative. Don-on a SUBPAC tactile audio sound unit and get swept away on a transforming audio journey.
Created by Two Bit Circus
Two Bit presents KINGS: our own high-tech and high-energy combination of Tag and Capture The Flag! Knock out your opponents and protect your King!
Directed by Nonny de la Peña & Produced by Emblematic
REACH makes the immersive power of volumetric VR available to anyone. A simple drag-and-drop interface lets users place real people into high-res 3D environments, and then share the results via a simple web link.
SPHERES: Songs of Spacetime
Written and Directed by Eliza McNitt
SPHERES: Songs of Spacetime is a celestial experience that transports you inside a black hole collision to embark on a musical journey that visualizes gravitational waves and provokes contemplation of the human connection to the cosmos.
What's Your Story?
Created by StoryFile
StoryFile is a web and mobile application that allows individuals to preserve, share, and consume cherished stories, accumulated knowledge, and personal experiences. StoryFile’s advanced, voice-activated technology allows users to connect through an intimate, interactive conversation, offering an unprecedented social experience.
Festival of Books
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Book Prize Ceremony
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus
University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089