2017

We are pleased to announce the Digital Dozen and the winners of the Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards for 2017

Collisions

A virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian...

Collisions is a virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous …

Field Trip to Mars

An ordinary school bus ride becomes an incredible space journey.

For Lockheed Martin’s “Generation Beyond” project, an educational program to bring …

Firewatch

A mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person at the other end of a handheld radio.

The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry. You …

Giant

Parents struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Trapped in an active war-zone, two parents struggle to distract their …

Inside

A visually expressive game that taps into dark areas of the collective unconscious.

Created in Copenhagen by the independent game developer Playdead, Inside is …

Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

Reading Prison is thrown open for the first time to honor its most celebrated inmate: Oscar Wilde.

“In the great prison where I was then incarcerated, I was …

Laura Poitras: Astro Noise

An immersive art installation on mass surveillance, the war on terror, and the U.S. drone program.

Laura Poitras at her studio in Tribeca. Photo: Damon Winter/The New …

Riot (Prototype)

A London filmmaker uses A.I. to create an emotionally responsive video experience.

Viewing “Riot (Prototype)” at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Lima. …

Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison

Usng architectural and acoustic modeling, researchers help victims reconstruct their experience of incarceration.

HUMAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE: MASS HANGINGS AND EXTERMINATION AT SAYDNAYA PRISON, SYRIA At …

The Swedish Number

Sweden got its own phone number and invited the world to call. BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNER

“In troubled times, many countries try to limit communication between people, …

These Memories Won’t Last

A graphic artist deals with loss of memory in a compelling and very personal way.

Stu Campbell with his grandfather. Stuart Campbell, also known as Sutu, is …

Westworld (Season 1)

HBO’s hit television series addresses the moral quandaries of A.I. in a meta-story about interactive narrative.

HBO’s Westworld averaged nearly 12 million viewers per episode during its first …

2017 | Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards