2019

We are pleased to announce the Digital Dozen and the winners of the Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards for 2019

1 the Road

A one-time Obama speechwriter builds an A.I., teaches it to write, and takes it on the road.

Fueled by exploding gasoline, artificial neurons firing raw data through burning …

Au-delà des limites

To celebrate 160 years of Franco-Japanese relations, a Tokyo art collective creates a wondrous digital garden in Paris.

People move freely, form connections and relationships with others, and recognize …

The Collider

What do we do when we have power over another person?

The Collider is a machine built to decode the mysteries of human …

Gris

From doleful gray to a world of color . . .

Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, …

Healing Spaces

A platform to help caregivers connect with people suffering from dementia.

Healing Spaces is a physical, sensory experience for older adults living …

The Horrifically Real VIrtuality

A French director mines Hollywood's past for clues to VR's future.

The Horrifically Real Virtuality summons the ghosts of Ed Wood Jr. …

JFK Unsilenced

A newspaper marketing campaign uses A.I. to create the speech JFK didn't live to deliver.

On the 22nd of November 1963, on his way to deliver …

The Lockdown

A Dutch bank deploys the world's first mobile AR escape room in an effort to recruit tech talent.

CHALLENGE Dutch bank ABN AMRO is looking for bright IT minds …

Queerskins: A Love Story

Deeply religious parents try to cope with their son's death from AIDS. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

In this emotionally-charged haptic experience for Oculus Rift with Touch, visitors …

The Structure of Stand-Up Comedy

A visual essay breaks down the structure of Ali Wong's Netflix comedy special.

Visual essays are an emerging form of journalism. Some of the …

WDCH Dreams

The LA Philharmonic's Walt Disney Concert Hall becomes an A.I., recalling the past and dreaming about its future. BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNER

WDCH Dreams creates an immersive journey of both time and space …

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

This land is your land, this land is my land — and these are the stories that make it so.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a game about traveling, …

2019 | Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards