Internet Culture Today and Tomorrow
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, founder and director of the online collaborative production company HITRECORD, delivers a keynote presentation with video elements, featuring his views on the evolution of the Internet as a collaborative medium, and key technological lessons learned since his company's launch. This presentation shines a light on critical issues facing Internet culture today, and fixes for the future.
Interactive hitRECord Variety Show
Based around his website hitrecord.org, this live variety show is a combination of discussing technology and the wonders of distributing and disseminating art to the public through the net. Showcasing video, music, and writing created by the members of the site, Gordon-Levitt mc's and interacts with the audience in various fashions. Social media use is heavily promoted at the shows as well, and Gordon-Levitt encourages audience members to film events on their cameras and phones, which can then be available to a community of over 150,000 artists to edit and remix on hitRECord. About a hitRECord event at Sundance, Rolling Stone reported: "Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the folks at hitRECord set the place on fire." And, after hitRECord's SXSW performance, the Austin Chronicle endearingly noted: "The hitRECord show felt like a group of old friends making new friends by letting them in on a supercool Frankensteinian experiment in artistic cross-pollination."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's acting career spans the last three decades, and ranges from television (3rd Rock from the Sun) to arthouse (Mysterious Skin, Brick) to multiplex (Inception, 500 Days of Summer, Snowden). He made his feature screenwriting and directorial debut with Don Jon (Independent Spirit Award nomination, Best First Screenplay). He also serves as the CEO of HITRECORD, a "community-sourced" online creative platform for collaborative art and media projects of all kinds. HITRECORD's online community of over 700,000 artists emphasizes creative collaboration over self-promotion, producing content for partners ranging from LG to Ubisoft to the ACLU, and winning an Emmy for its variety show HITRECORD ON TV.