TO IMPROVE LIfE ON EARTH
Vol I. SEA LEVEL RISE
JPL, NASA's leader department in robotic space exploration; sending rovers to Mars, probes into the farthest reaches of the solar system, and satellites with one goal: advance understanding of our home planet Earth.
In 2023, Garage Stories is collaborating with NASA JPL to launching its first targeted call for creatives all over the US to come up with innovative narratives, formats and distribution strategies to engage society at large.
The goal is to use JPL knowledge to generate awe and sparks imaginations at massive scale and with real societal impact to catalyze a global community to share compelling stories about space and Earth exploration that are synonymous with the future of humanity.
2023: SEA LEVEL RISE
Applications are open from October 9th to
October 31st 2023
Creatives from all over the US: designers, coders, new media, storytellers... Focus on diversity.
Applications are individuals, but participants will be formed into groups with different skills, same visions.
teams of 3 people
The program will run from November 6th - December 6th via online masterclasses and work sessions.
Timeline of the program:
One-month online program between November 6th till December 6th where 15 US based selected creators will be formed into teams of 3 people. Teams will work remotely following Garage Stories' methodology to come up with innovative narratives, formats and distribution strategies to talk about relevant topics.
They will also count on the support of NASA scientists to help with relevant information and data to design their project. At the end of the program, only one team will be selected to visit and present their idea at JPL's center in Los Angeles.
Calendar of masterclasses:
They will take place at 11:00am PDT/ 2:00pm EDT
November 6th_ Kick Off
Kick-off session for teams to meet each other, the team and discuss the details of the initial program.
November 8th_ Meeting with NASA Scientists (90 min)
Session for teams to learn more about JPL's work regarding Earth Science and discuss the challenge with NASA Scientists.
November 13th_ Storytelling, Impact & Engagement (90 min)
Session to discuss the best strategies to create impact and engage audiences around impact topics. Speaker:
November 15th_ New Media Content & Tech (90 min)
Session to learn more about technologies that are widening the possibilities of storytelling. Speaker:
Michaela A. Ternasky-Holland
Emmy & Webby Award-Winning Experiential AR/VR Creative Strategist & Consultant
November 20th_ Teamwork & Check-In with NASA scientists (60 min)
Session to explore funding and business model strategies for storytelling projects as well as distributions strategies.
November 22nd_ Biz Modelling & Distribution (90 min)
Session to explore funding and business model strategies for storytelling projects as well as distribution strategies. Speaker:
Rachid El Guerrab
Founder, Former Google Director of Engineering and Emmy-Award Winning/Oscar Nominated; to talk about effective storytelling.
November 27th_ Prototyping (90 min)
Session to explore the best way to prototype their project to be presented to the "world". Speaker:
Artist, Designer and Industry Professor at NYU Integrated Design & Media.
November 29th_ Communication (90 minutes)
Session to explore effective ways of pitching and communication. Speaker:
Vice President, Enterprise and Head of Strategic Narrative at Singularity University.
December 6th_ 90 minutes
Teams will have 10 minutes to deliver their final pitch with a selected group of JPL at NASA. One project will be selected as the winner.
The program, lead by Garage Stories in collaboration with NASA JPL, is aimed at creatives all across the US.
We are looking for people from very diverse backgrounds, ages, and skills, but mostly new media artists, designers, writers, coders, etc.
Applications are individuals, and selected participants (15) will be formed into teams to bring people with different skills and backgrounds but similar visions and motivations together.
Applications open till October 29nd 2023.