Today, storytellers are finding increasingly imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements, bringing their messages to life. Meet three major entrepreneurial players of the field. They will present their work and discuss how limitation can trigger creative opportunities and what the success of these tools and platforms tell about our image culture. Will the future of image-making define itself in these captivating few second artifacts?


Nick Dangerfield, co-founder of ToBe
Sam Cannon, photo and video artist
Erin Joyce, Director of Multi-Platform Content, Showtime
Alphonzo TerrellSenior Manager, Digital Marketing, Showtime

Presented and moderated by Studio55 | @st55nyc.


Nick Dangerfield makes books, apps, pin-back buttons that play music, cameras, and a few other things, mostly as a pretext to establish collaborations with artists he admires. He's worked with Daido Moriyama, Jonas Mekas, Mount Eerie, Matmos, Park Chan Wook, Dirty Three, Nick Waplington, Agnès b., Justin Bieber, Bubbles, and Josh Rigling, among many others.
Website: ToBe
Twitter: @to_dot_be

Sam Cannon is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a digital media artist living in New York City. Cannon's work exploring the innovative space between video and still photography has been bolstered by her significant presence on Tumblr. Through this influence, Cannon has been asked to lend her vision to brands like Gap, Veuve Cliquot, and Nike, as well as an anti-bullying campaign, musician Vic Mensa, and New York Fashion Week.
Twitter: @samcannon
Instagram: @samcannon

Erin Joyce is creative leader, idea-generator and all-around wrangler of chaos who is currently the Director of Multiplatform Content at Showtime Networks.  Her role involves developing content for the network's digital platforms and deepening fan engagement through transmedia extensions of original series.  Working alongside series showrunners, writers, and producers, she's developed digital extensions of popular TV series such as Weeds, Dexter, Shameless, Homeland and Ray Donovan.  She is passionate about entertainment and excited that technology and the social sphere allow us to interact with our favorite series in new ways.
Twitter: @erindjoyce

Alphonzo Terrell Displaying an entrepreneurial spirit from an early age, Alphonzo Terrell first drew attention after raising more than $50,000 in support of a record label he founded while a student at Columbia University.  In the ensuing decade, Terrell has gone on to become a thought-leader in the culture, tech and social good space, executing a wide array of innovative projects for organizations ranging from Sony Music and CBS Entertainment to  He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Sam Cannon
© Sam Cannon