• Columbia DSL is headed to Sundance

    We’re thrilled to announce that Frankenstein AI: a monster made of many is an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. This coming January festival goers will step into an immersive storytelling experience with an AI. “Sundance: Darren Aronofsky, Megan Ellison, AI Projects to Debut at Festival” Audiences will be able to interact with an […]

  • Test & Break – an evening of prototyping

    This month’s meetup will focus on prototyping methods for immersive storytelling projects. When attempting to take an idea to execution, things can get complicated. How can you balance the differing needs, considerations and development cycles or story, play, and code? Join Rachel Ginsberg (independent strategist: brand + experience) and Nick Fortugno (game designer & co-founder […]

  • Strategic Storytelling

    Columbia DSL members Frank Rose and Rachel Ginsberg are running a two-day executive educational seminar/workshop at Lincoln Center on November 9th and 10th. Storytelling has always been central to human experience – it’s how we explain and make sense of the world. But today, as media-savvy audiences begin to tune out advertising messages while searching […]

  • Story I/O – a special event to explore new forms & functions of storytelling

    Led by Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab, Story I/O, or “Input/Output,” is a highly interactive one-day event to explore new forms and functions of storytelling. This first edition explores the lab’s collaborative work with Columbia School of Social Work’s SAFE Lab, creating a de-escalation room for youth that harnesses story, play, design, and emerging tech. The day also incorporates work by the Program in Narrative Medicine and The Patient Revolution to build simulations for empathetic care that embrace mixed reality and sensor-based technologies.

  • Speculative Fiction – world building for imagined futures

    Join us for an evening of Speculative Fiction & Design. In this special meetup, we’ll explore the power of narrative and design-futures as tools for world building and social impact. Our special guest for the session is Elliott P. Montgomery a researcher and strategic designer whose work focuses on speculative alternatives at the confluence of social, technological and environmental […]

  • Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many

    In launching Frankenstein AI, we’re working to build on the legacy of our first immersive adaptation Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things. At the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab, we explore new forms and functions of storytelling.

  • Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling

    We’re excited to announce that the Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards have a special online gallery. Designed at first to highlight the most innovative examples of digitally enabled storytelling however over time our goal is to evolve the awards into an archive project that enables replay-ability of these groundbreaking works. The Columbia University School […]

  • Sherlock Hack

    The countdown to the New York Film Festival is underway. On Oct 1st we convert Lincoln Center Plaza into a massive connected crime scene. Festival going audiences will step into an immersive experience that mixes storytelling, play and technology. We made wonderful progress at the last meetup on August 20th. Thanks to everyone who came […]

  • Last chance to register for Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things

    Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things MOOC runs August 23rd to October 6th Quick reminder to let you know that this is the final week to register for the FREE Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things MOOC (massive online/offline collaboration). Starting August 23rd storytellers, game designers, hackers and makers will step into a […]

  • We’re excited to announce our new podcast – Crossroads

    The Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab has a new monthly podcast entitled Crossroads. A collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Crossroads is recorded in front a live audience at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Auditorium. The monthly podcast is a mixture of talks, interviews, fireside chats and lab project updates that explore new forms and functions of storytelling.