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Frank Rose
Works at Columbia University School of the Arts
Attended Washington and Lee University
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Martin Creed is the British conceptualist who won the Turner Prize 15 years ago and whose best-known work is "The Lights Going On and Off"—in an empty room. I hung out with him a bit last week as he was installing his new show at the Park Avenue Armory:
The British artist has filled the cavernous space with works shaped by his obsessions and compulsions.
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My +Columbia Business School / Columbia University School of the Arts exec ed seminar in digital storytelling strategy is coming up this Thursday April 21. Guest speakers are +Peter Koechley from +Upworthy, Afdhel Aziz from Absolut, and brand storytelling consultant Paul Austin. Still a few places available. For more info: 
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This coming Tuesday Feb 23 I'm launching a free event at Lincoln Center with Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab founder Lance Weiler. The inaugural program will celebrate the Lab's "Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling" and feature New York Magazine editor Adam Moss, New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein, New Museum curator Lauren Cornell, and Rhizome director Zach Kaplan as guest speakers. For details and registration info, please follow this link:
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And in Deep Media, more on Thom Browne and his role as a storyteller: 
A year ago I wrote about the newly re-imagined Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian's design museum in New York, for my friend Betsy Pochoda, editor of The Magazine Antiques. Cooper Hewitt set out to reinvent itself as a center for highly...
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My piece in this weekend's New York Times Book Review, about the new Matt Ridley: 
Ridley argues that the emergence of big ideas has little to do with top-down direction.
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Virtual reality, augmented reality, or physical reality? Each can create a powerfully immersive experience—but beware the shiny-object syndrome. My take on finding the balance between tech and story, via PSFK: 
PSFK speaks with author and digital culture guru Frank Rose on the highs and lows of engaging storytelling tools like virtual reality
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Back in February, I did a presentation at Lincoln Center on the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab's first annual "Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling"—and after that, a roundtable discussion on digital journalism with New York Magazine editor Adam Moss and New York Times Magazine deputy editor Bill Wasik, and a discussion on art and technology with New Museum curator Lauren Cornell and Rhizome director Zach Kaplan. Now it's episode 1 of the Lab's new podcast, done in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center:
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Wednesday at 12:30 Eastern time: Join me for a free Columbia Business School webinar on the science of storytelling—how it works and why: 
Join us for a complimentary webinar with Frank Rose, co-faculty director of the executive education program Digital Storytelling Strategy, to uncover recent findings from cutting-edge research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology that shows how and why stories can be more effective at reaching people than “advocacy messages” such as advertising. During this 30-minute webinar, get insights on: • how stories are processed in the brain, and ho...
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Last week, Columbia's Digital Storytelling Lab announced a dozen breakthroughs in storytelling for 2015—the first in an annual series. Here's the list, with some background on why we're doing it: 
From the moment I published The Art of Immersion—what, five years ago?—I've been focused on the idea that digital means blurring boundaries. The in­dustrial age was all about categorization, in media as elsewhere: You had news­papers, magazines, movies, radio, television,...
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Fashion designer Thom Browne tells me about his plans to create an "immersive environment" at +Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in March: 
The designer will pack an installation with mirrors, shiny wallpaper and other reflective objects.
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My article in this weekend's Times: How pop artists in the 60s collaborated with engineers from Bell Labs to make art that lit up, spoke up, even destroyed itself. And how that relates to the current fascination with the Internet among young artists today.
As noted in “Silicon City,” a coming New-York Historical Society exhibition, collaborations in the 1960s presaged a greater convergence today.
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Here's how Absolut partnered with Punchdrunk and Somethin' Else to grab the attention of London millennials with story, game and theater:
When Advertising Week happened a couple of weeks ago, I joined a discussion about Absolut Silverpoint, a marketing campaign that ran in London for 14 days last April. Silverpoint was noteworthy because it was an app, not an ad. It...
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Author and speaker
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Writing, speaking, cultural and business analysis
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  • Columbia University School of the Arts
    Senior Fellow, 2014 - present
    Member of the Digital Storytelling Lab. Faculty member, executive education program in digital storytelling strategy.
  • Wired
    Correspondent, 2010 - present
    Essayist and occasional contributor. Author of The Art of Immersion.
  • Wired
    Contributing Editor, 1999 - 2010
    Regular contributor to Wired magazine—major features on subjects at the intersection of media and technology (including Samsung, Sony, Avatar, Steven Spielberg, Hulu, ESPN, Comedy Central, Second Life, alternate reality games, Philip K. Dick, Vivendi, and the AOL-Time Warner merger).
  • Travel + Leisure
    Contributing Editor, 1998 - 1999
    Travel writer and columnist.
  • Fortune Magazine
    Contributing Writer, 1997 - 1999
    Frequent contributor—major features on Hollywood and the global media conglomerates (including Disney, Seagram, EMI, and Michael Ovitz).
  • Premiere Magazine
    Contributing Writer, 1991 - 1995
    Frequent contributor—profiles of Hollywood filmmakers and business people (including Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tim Burton, and Anthony Perkins).
  • Esquire Magazine
    Contributing Editor, 1982 - 1987
    Frequent contributor—major features on popular culture (including new wave in New York, Christian surfers in Southern California, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs).
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Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, CA - Washington, DC - Lexington, VA
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Author of The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories, published in 2011 by W.W. Norton.

Keynote speaker at ad:tech Sydney, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Guardian’s Changing Media Summit, and others. Appearances at Google, Lucasfilm, Timberland, Unilever, SXSW Interactive.

Former contributing editor at Wired and Esquire. Former contributing writer at Fortune and Premiere. Articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, New York, Vanity Fair, Travel + LeisureRolling Stone, and The Village Voice.

Other books include the 1989 best-seller West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer, named one of the ten best books of the year by Businessweek and now available in an updated edition; and The Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business

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  • Washington and Lee University
    Journalism
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