Building on the success of Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things at the 53rd New York Film Festival, the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a series of monthly events that offer a deep dive into the art, craft, and business of storytelling today.

The Art of AI – June 28
This event will explore the opportunities and challenges presented when machine learning collides with the process of storytelling. The event will feature a conversation among leading experts working in the field of artificial intelligence and will consider the impact of AI on narrative and the role that it can play in building rich immersive storytelling experiences. Panelists include Oscar Sharp and Ross Goodwin, who will discuss their short film Sunspring, which was written entirely by AI, as well as representatives from IBM Watson, Facebook, and Google.

After the discussion, focus will shift to Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things, a year-long global storytelling project presented in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab. At this session, we’ll continue to design the prototype that will connect the project to a constructed crime scene taking place in more than twenty countries this fall, including at the 54th New York Film Festival.