Moment Masters Small Business Podcast

Episode 37 - Experience IS the Future of Storytelling (FoST FEST 2017 Wrap-Up)

October 30, 2017

MMS_Episode_37_instagram.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer is on location at the Future of Storytelling Festival (FoST FEST), which took place October 6-8 2017 at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, NY. In it’s debut year, FoST FEST launched as the world’s first immersive storytelling expo open to the public. FoST FEST celebrates the changing nature of the audience from passive consumers of media to active participants in our stories. It featured a broad range of interactive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and participatory activities including immersive theatre and live action role playing games. 

The Small Biz Whisperer interviewed many of the content creators and captured sound from talks and experiences through the festival including: 

Academy Award-Winning Director, Producer, Writer Steven Soderbergh shares insights about his HBO user interactive project “Mosaic.”

Alexander Mejia , CEO human interact provides an overview of his company and hes VR/AI game “Starship Commander.” 

Hooke Audio Founder Anthony Mattana ttalks about his latest invention 3D sound device the Hooke Verse 

Ryan Moss – Storytelling and Brand Strategy, Cortana Microsoft

Jocelyn Scheirer (producer), Ken Perlin (executive producer) and Kris Layng (Production Designer) creators of Holojam in Wonderland

UNLTD CO-Founder and CEO John Hamilton producer of “Suite 1742”

Tessa Ratuszynska, multimedia artist involved with the creation of the two person, VR experience about intimacy called “In My Shoes.” 

Andrew Peters, Creative Director - The Brand Experience 

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Show Notes


Mosaic – Official Site:

Check out the trailer - 

Starship Commander – Visit the trailer and sign up for updates. Follow Alexander Mejia on Twitter @alexander_mejia  

Hooke Audio - Check them out on all major social via @HookeAudio

Learn more and buy one at

Microsoft – Learn more about the future of artificial intelligence visit and learn more about Hololens mixed reality technology at 

Kris Layng - Holojam in Wonderland


Holojam in Wonderland - Find out more info email the team at: Holojamwonderland@gmail.comCheck out the VR experience info -- 

(pictured - Kris Layng - creative director)


In My Shoes --- 

UNLTD - Suite 1742 (John Lennon & Yoko Ono Virtual Bed-in-for-Peace Experience) – Check out the trailer

Notes and Keys - Learn more


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