Project Immerse

Title: Project Immerse

Status: Currently prototyping

Type of Project: Immersive Storytelling + Limited Series + Digital Literacy

My Role: Co-creator, Director, Experience Designer, Co-Producer

Collaborators: Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab, Andrew Saltzman Institute of War & Peace, Teacher’s College Creative Technology Program

Supported by: The Brown Institute of Media Innovation and the Hewlett Foundation

About: In a time of deep fakes, conspiracy theories, and AI-driven writing and social networking scams, we are surrounded by manipulative and deceptive technologies that, in the wrong hands, could constitute an existential threat to our society. Project Immerse will apply a learning methodology the team has called “attract and educate” to create an immersive educational experience using existing technologies, specifically the Miro collaborative platform and Zoom, to tell stories featuring these malicious techniques. Building an anthology series akin to Black Mirror, the project will create “episodes” that deal with the ways misinformation manifests on the internet, drawn out to their potential dramatic and powerful conclusions. Each episode will be a standalone piece of entertainment built in web native technologies, but at the end of each episode Project Immerse takes users behind the scenes and gives them access to the actual tools to play with on their own.

Official site: coming soon

Stats: The project is co-created with an AI.

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