About

Max Stossel is an award-winning poet + filmmaker named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year. His performances across five continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, have been described as mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, and has been viewed over 15 million times online.

Max Stossel is also the Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Before joining CHT, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social, spending more time learning the ins and outs of the facebook algorithm than any human should. He ran social for multinational brands, and later worked for a social media company where he designed some of the same notification structures to distract students that he now criticizes. He provides a unique and much needed critical perspective on the role of technology in the classroom. 

The merging of these fields allows Max to provide a fascinating perspective on modern content and culture. He is currently performing Words That Move in theatres, speaking or performing at schools, corporations & events, and helping select brands tell their stories in his style via video.

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Thought Leadership

  QUARTZ: How Will Facebook Use Our Emotional Data? - A Reaction to Reactions   When Facebook swapped out the "Like" for a slew of other emotional options, Quartz reached out to Max for his take on how that shift would impact society.

QUARTZ: How Will Facebook Use Our Emotional Data? - A Reaction to Reactions

When Facebook swapped out the "Like" for a slew of other emotional options, Quartz reached out to Max for his take on how that shift would impact society.

  THE HUFFINGTON POST: Social Media Sells Stuff... If You Use Your Ears   When Max wrote this article in 2013, many small businesses were just beginning to use social media and struggling to understand how it could affect their bottom lines. Max wrote this straight forward step-by-step guide to selling products on social media to illustrate its value to then social-media-skeptics.

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Social Media Sells Stuff... If You Use Your Ears

When Max wrote this article in 2013, many small businesses were just beginning to use social media and struggling to understand how it could affect their bottom lines. Max wrote this straight forward step-by-step guide to selling products on social media to illustrate its value to then social-media-skeptics.