• 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.

  • Special Event Feb. 23rd, live at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ DIGITAL STORYTELLING LAB ANNOUNCES “CONVERGENT,” A LIVE PROGRAM AND PODCAST WITH THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Inaugural production Feb. 23 to celebrate the Lab’s “Digital Dozen” honoring groundbreaking storytellers and kick off the 2016 edition of Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things.  Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab (DSL) is […]

  • Sherlock Holmes returns to Lincoln Center

    Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things returns Feb 23rd to Lincoln Center for our first meetup of 2016. This special event will kickoff with a presentation of the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab’s Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling. A number of the creators featured on the list will be joining us. After the presentation we’ll move […]

  • Breakthroughs in Storytelling

    Columbia’s “Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling” celebrates the year’s most creative examples of digitally enabled storytelling as judged by the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab. The works honored for 2015 include an ad campaign; a video game; an art installation; an experimental opera; an online community whose leaders have been targeted by murderous fundamentalists; and two […]

  • The Human Element

    Finding ways to ignite the imagination of many As I lead the first group of festival participants onto Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza, we’ve been battling a number of technical issues. The WiFi is cutting in and out and the phones that we’ve rented are freezing and crashing. On top of that, our Raspberry Pi-enabled Rotary […]

  • Bridging the Physical & Digital Worlds

    Explorations into the wilds of a Massive Online/Offline Collaboration — 12 things to consider when building collaborative spaces Disclaimer when we say MOOC we are NOT talking about a massive open online course but instead referring to a massive online/offline collaboration. Collaboration can be a bitch. Communication is often strained. Working across time zones with dispersed teams […]

  • Welcome to Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things

    They resemble a line of ants transporting food back to a colony. Some carry rolls of tape, others clutch massive reams of butcher paper and a select few are the keeper of the scissors. Over a 100 people follow me out of the National Stadium located in Warsaw. We’re on a collective mission. Over the […]