Stateless spawns from the working hypothesis that there is a growing demand for entertaining, evocative mini-films that deliver news but in a way that does not feel like news, in a way that feels like…movies. We call these movies shortreals. They are short and real. They will be delivered to your tablet, iPhone or whatever future, portable instrument of choice you download content onto, and they will cover everywhere. They will not be hemmed in by conventional boundaries or ideas about “news” and “entertainment.” They will be stateless. As we speak, shortreals are being produced in Berlin and Yangon, and more are under development in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. There is nowhere we will not go.
About founder Peter Savodnik
Peter reported for newspapers and magazines for 15 years — from New York, Washington, Moscow, Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Tel Aviv, Cairo and elsewhere. His byline has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Time, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Wired and W. Peter’s book, The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union, was published in October 2013 by Basic Books.
About the site
StatelessMedia.com was built by MANYFOLD, a boutique design and consulting studio. MANYFOLD co-founders Kaz and Nadim Raad: “We strive for elegance, innovation and clarity. Everything we make is hand-crafted with care and attention to detail. These tenets should define the whole experience and fit together into a perfect geometry. Your ideas and aesthetic should shine through on any device.”