2016 Digital Dozen

We're pleased to announce the Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling for 2016

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.

McCann New York and Framestore transformed an ordinary yellow schoolbus into …

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

Special Jury Prize Trapped in an active war-zone, two parents struggle …

Inside

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

“There is a term in Danish, gennembrud, that means breakthrough. In …

Inside: Artists & Writers in Reading Prison

Reading Prison is known because of its most celebrated inmate: Oscar Wilde.

HM Prison Reading opens for the first time to the public as …

Laura Poitras: Astro Noise

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

Laura Poitras: Astro Noise was the first solo museum exhibition by artist, …

Riot

An emotionally responsive video experience . . .

RIOT is an immersive video installa-tion that takes place in a …

Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison

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

Amnesty International teamed up with Forensic Architecture, a research agency based …

The Swedish Number

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

Breakthrough Award Winner In April 2016, Sweden became the first country …

These Memories Won’t Last

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

In this interactive webcomic, an “infinite canvas” written in HTML5, writer …

Westworld

A hit television series addresses the moral quandaries of AI in a meta-story about interactive narrative.

HBO’s Westworld averaged near 12 million viewers per episode—not bad for a …

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