“TRUE! – nervous – very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses – not destroyed – not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily – how calmly I can tell you the whole story.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Come explore the mind of Edgar Allan Poe. The Columbia DSL is excited to announce that we’ll be collaborating with the Actors Theater of NYC and the Film Society of Lincoln Center on an immersive storytelling experience that reimagines one of Poe’s seminal works – The Raven.

Over the course of 2019, we invite storytellers, performers, game designers, creative technologists, experience designers, artists, and makers to join us as we prototype an experience that will be staged during the NYFF’s Convergence section in 2019. Set within a special secret location from the 1800s, The Raven will be an immersive experience that mixes storytelling, performance, and emergent technology.

This is a unique opportunity to step into an open creative process that harnesses story and code. The project will be released under a Creative Commons License so that others can remix and share.

More details soon!