Digital Culture Speaker Series: 'We Can Save Us All: Building and Fixing Worlds Through Narrative'
Adam Nemett is a novelist, filmmaker and creative director at History Factory, a specialty marketing agency focused on authentic content and heritage-based storytelling. Drawing on his professional work and background crafting ensemble narratives for literary fiction ("We Can Save Us All," 2018) and feature films ("The Instrument," 2005), Nemett will discuss how his creative training has translated to a trademarked storytelling methodology for the business environment (MFA meets MBA). Nemett's presentation will include readings, film clips and corporate case studies – including his award-winning publications, oral histories, videos, interactive exhibits, digital platforms, immersive experiences and global advertising campaigns — for companies like 21st Century Fox, Adobe Systems, Brooks Brothers, HarperCollins, Lockheed Martin, New Balance and Whirlpool. Learn more at www.AdamNemett.com
Adam Nemett is the author of "We Can Save Us All," a debut novel published by The Unnamed Press (November 2018). He serves as creative lead and author for The History Factory, where he's written award-winning nonfiction books for Lockheed Martin, Brooks Brothers, City of Hope Medical Center, Graybar and Huntington Bank and directed campaigns for 21st Century Fox, Adobe Systems, HarperCollins, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, New Balance, Pfizer and Whirlpool. An excerpt of "We Can Save Us All" was anthologized in The Apocalypse Reader.
Nemett graduated from Princeton University and received his MFA from California College of the Arts. He is the writer/director of the feature film, "The Instrument" (2005), which LA Weekly described as "damn near unclassifiable." At Princeton, Nemett co-founded MIMA Music, a student organization that grew into an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit that has operated in 40 countries worldwide. Nemett's work has been published, reviewed and featured in Variety, LA Weekly, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Forbes.com, The Brooklyn Rail, C-Ville Weekly and Cornel West's memoir "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud." He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two kids. Find him on Instagram and Twitter (@NemoAuthor) or at www.AdamNemett.com