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  • Columbia DSL featured in new NEA field study

    Our work at the Columbia DSL is featured in a new field study by the National Endowment for the Arts entitled “Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium.” We’re honored to be in the company of such amazing artists and organizations pushing at the edges of tech and art. We’d […]

  • Where There’s Smoke at COMET medical conference

    Columbia DSL director Lance Weiler and Dr. Deborah Starr of Columbia University’s Department of Narrative Medicine jointly presented “Where There’s Smoke” at the 2021 edition of the University of Insubria’s COMET a conference on communication, medicine and ethics. From the abstract… Storytelling, Grief, and Memory “Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab, in […]

  • Digital Dozen 2021

    We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winners… 2021 Breakthrough Award: Darkfield Radio (UK) Special Jury Prize: Sylvia (US) Digital Dozen: Agence, Darkfield Radio, Kentucky Route Zero Act V, Lollipop 2, Lure, Masterpiece: Nighthawks, Motto, Play Inside, Remote Tourism, Scarecrow VRC, Sylvia, The Third Day: Autumn. Presented virtually on April 7, 2021, by Jessica Brillhart, director […]

  • Sandbox episode #6: Introducing the RE:START LAB: tools & methods for uncertain times

    We’re excited to share a new episode of Columbia DSL’s Sandbox podcast. DSL director Lance Weiler is joined by Rachel Ginsberg (Director of the Interaction Lab at Copper Hewitt) and Jorgen van der Sloot (co-founder Minkowski an Agency for Applied Futures) for a conversation about speculative futures and charting paths in uncertain times. During the […]

  • TEST/BREAK – new program explores the development of virtual works

    Columbia DSL is excited to announce a new monthly prototyping series entitled TEST/BREAK. Each month we’ll focus on a number of projects that are in various stages of development. TEST/BREAK provides a forum for creatives exploring new forms and functions of storytelling. Focus is placed on projects that are pushing at the edges of narrative […]

  • Digital Dozen 2020

    Every April we cite 12 remarkable projects for the Lab’s Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards. This year we have work in AI, art, journalism, VR, video games and others too complicated to sum up in a single word. Usually we do this live at Lincoln Center, but for obvious reasons we’ll be making the […]