On Saturday, February 22nd a group of storytellers, hackers, makers, game developers and experience designers came together for a day full of experimentation, coding, networking and fun. Designed to push at the edges of form and function, Experiments in Digital Storytelling invited participants to challenge the way stories are told and experienced. Over the course of the day, team worked to design, build, and present a plan for a project of their choosing. The challenge - harness storytelling and technology as a way to create a storytelling experience that evokes emotion and empathy.
bit by bit was an event that joined seven renowned storytellers with seven prominent technologists in teams of two and challenged them to make something new together. We followed the collaborations as they mixed word and code, novel and database, algorithm and theater. And, for the first time, they unveiled their creations at a public showcase.
bit by bit was an exploration into how we find and tell stories in our increasingly digitized, networked, and computer-mediated world. Through this program, the seven teams reflected on the powerful pairing of story and technology and the roles they play in society, discovering and reimagining the poignant and the persuasive, the confining and liberating.
On March 1, bit by bit concluded with a day of public performances, “readings,” whatever that might mean, of the stories created by the seven teams. The output of each group can be seen below in the Media section of the site. The day also included a reception featuring the best of the student work created in the previous weekend’s digital storytelling lab.
6:00pm - Reception
9pm - End
9:30am - Registration
10am - Welcome/Keynote
10:50am - Speedtalks
2:15pm - Generating Ideas
3:10pm - Prototyping/Building
Midnight - Building Ends/Closing Toast
2/27: All Day - Building
2/28: All Day - Building
1pm - bit by bit Showcase
3:10pm - Student Showcase/Intermission
3:30pm - bit by bit Showcase
5pm - Closing Reception