Welcome to Culture Hacker
Culture Hacker is a curated site that updates daily and a weekly digest newsletter covering emergent tech and its impact on storytelling, play, design, policy, education, health and humanity. The ongoing project has over 1,800 links and is rapidly growing.
Culture Hacker is curated by…
An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Lance Weiler is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. Wired magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” He was nominated for an International Emmy in digital fiction for his work on Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. His award-winning collaboration with David Cronenberg entitled, Body/Mind/Change premiered at the TIFF Lightbox and his most recent project Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, he is a founding member and director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab. He’s currently developing a new immersive work entitled, Where There’s Smoke which will start touring the world in 2019.
He’s written for publications such as Quartz, GOOD Magazine, and IndieWire. From 2011 to 2015 he wrote a column for Filmmaker Magazine that explored new forms and functions of storytelling entitled, “Culture Hacker.” The Culture Hacker site and newsletter is an effort to collect thoughts and prototype a book that Weiler is co-authoring with an AI.