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AWARD: Spectre chosen for Columbia University ‘Digital Dozen: Breakthrough In Storytelling’ Award

The Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards are presented by the Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab for the year’s most innovative narratives. We are feeling very privileged to see Spectre selected as one of twelve projects this year.

The program recognizes signal achievements across the broad spectrum of media that rely on digital technologies, including film, video, journalism, advertising, marketing, games, art, fiction, theater, virtual reality, augmented reality, and experimental narratives. Launched in 2016 to spur creativity and further the Lab’s educational mission, the awards honor twelve signal achievements — the Digital Dozen. Winners are chosen by an interdisciplinary jury of Lab members and university faculty and announced at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center each spring.

Breakthrough Award: Facial Recognition Machine (US).

Special Jury Prize: Lithopy (Czech Republic).

Digital Dozen: Colony Sound, Death Stranding, Eva.stories, Facial Recognition Machine, Hypnospace Outlaw, Lithopy, Presence, Proto, Spectre, Traveling While Black, Un/tied Shoes, Where There’s Smoke.

Presented virtually on April 29, 2020, by Nicholas Fortugno, chief creative officer of Playmatics; Illya Szilak, writer/director of the 2019 Special Jury Prize winner Queerskins: A Love Story; Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired; and Karen Wong, deputy director of the New Museum and co-founder of New Inc. Hosted and produced by Lance Weiler and Frank Rose. Assistant producer Sean Kim. Awards created in augmented reality by Clay Weishaar.

You can learn about all the selected projects here;