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Colony Sound

All is not well in the San San Universe, its meth-like dependency on technology notwithstanding.

Annie Armstrong: What’s the craziest experience you’ve ever had at an …

Death Stranding

Legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima has built a world that desperately needs bridges, not walls.

“The era of today is about individualism. We may be connected …

Eva.stories

What if a 13-year-old girl caught up in the Holocaust had access to Instagram?

What If a Girl in the Holocaust Had Instagram? “Dear Diary, …

Facial Recognition Machine

For less that $100, Sahil Chinoy transformed three cameras he didn't control into a powerful facial recognition system. BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNER

    On the east side of Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, …

Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace is sort of like surfing the Web in 1999 — and not just the good parts.

Sleeptime Computing, a new technology allowing users to browse the internet …

Lithopy

In the lithium-rich Ore Mountains of central Europe exists an unusual tribe governed by hyperledger transactions that are registered via satellite. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE WINNER

One of the world’s largest lithium reserves was recently discovered at …

Presence

A place where you make the artwork, and the artwork makes you.

I wanted to create a place where you feel connected. You …

Proto

Holly Herndon records an album with the help of an A.I. named Spawn.

“There’s a pervasive narrative of technology as dehumanizing. We stand in …

Spectre

"Imagine this for a second: one man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data — all their secrets, their lives, their futures . . . "

http://digitaldozen.io/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SX_Spectre_Teaser_Trailer.mp4 In the lead-up to the US 2020 elections, as lawmakers …

Traveling While Black

What was it like for a black person to travel through America in the 1950s? Not all that different from today.

As a black person you feel a sense of relief when …

Un/tied Shoes

If shoes make the man, what happens when the wearer isn't a man — or a woman? Evie Ruddy built their dream store online.

“I daydreamed of how his boots would look on me. Rugged …

Where There’s Smoke

An experience of love, loss and memory — and two mysterious fires.

Dedicated to Robert Douglas Weiler 1939 – 2018 “When my Dad …

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 idea is that The Collider is a machine. It fires …

Gris

As she moves from doleful gray to a world of color, a young girl discovers the power within herself.

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 virtual reality'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

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

In the early 1990s, a diary found in a box of …

The Structure of Stand-Up Comedy

A visual essay explains the surprising structure of Ali Wong's Netflix comedy special.

The Pudding explains ideas that are debated in our culture with …

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 tales that make it so.

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

Arden’s Wake (Prologue) and Maestro

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman and her father live in a lighthouse atop an endless sea.

Arden’s Wake is an animated virtual reality film that takes place …

The Believers Are But Brothers

Enter an electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right and ISIS.

Billed as an electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the …

Bloodless

A VR film traces the last living moments of a South Korean sex worker servicing the U.S. military.

Based on a true story, Bloodless is a virtual reality short …

Carne y Arena

Filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu attempts to break “the dictatorship of the frame” in taking us to the Mexican border.

“During the past four years in which this project has been …

Cosmic Top Secret

An autobiographical adventure game by T, who wants to learn the truth about her parents’ work with Danish intelligence.

Trine Laier just wanted to know what her parents did during …

Did You Mean MailChimp?

A marketing campaign that's an ecosystem of playful experiences, from hit singles to a new brand of potato chips, coupled with a clever use of paid search advertising.

The automated email service MailChimp is the world’s leading marketing platform, …

Everything

An open-ended interactive experience that encourages you to become anything.

“What I think is interesting about games . . . is …

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

A book, a map and stories on your headphones help distant places bring context to the place where you are now.

A beautifully designed book, a map on your smartphone, and audio …

The Oracles

A multi-platform educational experience inspired by the myth of Hercules and his 12 labors. BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNER

The village of Fallow Cross is in trouble. Hercules, the Mayor, …

The Space We Hold

Bear witness to the testimony of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II.

Based on The Apology, Tiffany Hsiung’s award-winning documentary for the National Film …

What Remains of Edith Finch

You are the last surviving member of an ill-starred family in Washington State, and you have come to explore the house where everything went wrong.

“For people who are interested in new ways of telling stories, …

Zero Days VR

The true story of a clandestine mission to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility, told from the viewpoint of the sophisticated cyber-weapon that did it. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“This is happening in our backyard, it’s not just in the …

Absolut Silverpoint

Most advertisers want to take over your screen. This one “has taken over our lives.”

Most advertisers seem to want to take over your screen. Not …

The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace

What's it like to spend 40 years in solitary? Pick up the phone and find out.

“One of the bravest champions for justice and human rights whom …

The Displaced

Oleg, 11; Hana, 12; Chuol, 9: They all had to flee.

As war and repression have transformed once-livable communities into horrific dominions …

Door into the Dark

For most of us, being lost in the dark is an unnerving experience. May Abdalla and Amy Rose got people to line up for it.

For most of us, being lost is a discomfiting experience. May …

Freedom

A Teletubby riot squad turns into the information police.

“For the Triennial, Kline has created a new installation titled Freedom …

The Hopscotch Opera

An opera that's performed in cars: How LA can you get?

“There’s a quote by Marcel Duchamp I love: ‘The audience completes …

Karen

Karen is a life coach. Karen is an app. Sometimes Karen gets a little too personal.

“Why do we quite love it when Facebook pops up and …

Life Is Strange

Returning to her old high school after a five-year absence, Max discovers that her former best friend has become obsessed with the disappearance of fellow student.

At a time when a culture war has erupted among video …

Mukto-Mona

Immersive, digital experiences may sometimes feel profound, but rarely are they a matter of life and death. Mukto-Mona (Freethinker) is a tragic exception.

Immersive, digital experiences may sometimes feel profound, but rarely are they …

Network Effect: Human Life on the Internet

There's always something more to click on. “Network Effect” wants you to get back to your life.

“Staring at a glowing rectangle is no way to live.” —Jonathan …

The Pickle Index

In a glum nation where all citizens are required to subsist on pickles, an incompetent circus attempts an unlikely uprising.

With few exceptions, the e-book has yet to evolve into much …

This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Learn about gentrification the nonlinear, interactive way.

One of the biggest questions raised by digital journalism is also …

Collisions

A VR journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan in the remote Western Australian desert.

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.

Stuart Campbell, also known as Sutu, is a writer, a graphic …

About

The Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab honors the most innovative approaches to narrative from the past year.

Westworld (Season 1)

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

Given all the time you spend thinking about what it means …

Digital Dozen

AI for good or for ill. Social media that takes you back in time. E-commerce that makes a statement.

Breakthrough Award

For less that $100, Sahil Chinoy turned three cameras he didn't control into a powerful facial recognition system.

Special Jury Prize

Blockchain meets satellite meets fairytale meets computational satire in the lithium-rich Ore Mountains of central Europe.
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