Story I/O returns Saturday, September 26th for a special virtual day of storytelling, design, play & collaboration. This marks the 4th edition of Columbia DSLs annual prototyping event. Together we will explore the theme of Digital Literacy in the Age of Misinformation & Deception.. The underlying technology behind deepfakes is rapidly accelerating, which has only exacerbated frittering trust in our institutions & increased polarization. The ability to manipulate video, audio & text is being weaponized to sow deception by seeding alternate narratives of reality. To further compound the issue advances in technology far outpace changes in policymaking & large technology companies find themselves woefully ill equipped even if they wanted to squash large scale mis & disinformation efforts on their platforms.|
Story I/O kicks off a new design research initiative from the Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab focused on virtual placemaking & collective sense making. How might we co-create virtual spaces that by design, encourage civil discourse around challenging issues, & help people develop a capacity for collectively identifying misinformation & deception while also providing shared literacy tools that assist communities in identifying what is real or fake?
Were thrilled to be partnering this year with SIPA, the Andrew Saltzman Institute for War & Peace, Teachers College Creative Technology Program,, Beautiful Seams & Minkowski.
Story I/O will kickoff with a special immersive experience that mixes storytelling & play as a method to explore deepfakes, shallow fakes & bots.
Story I/O is free & has a limit of 100 participants. To secure your spot please apply today & well get back to you on a rolling basis after Labor Day.
CURRENT RUNNING ORDER (subject to change)
Welcome & Goals
Immersion - Step into an immersive experience co-created with AI
5x why (participants pair up with a stranger)
Trust in the Age of Misinformation & Deception a collaborative discussion to surface the collective intelligence of a group
Prototype - rapidly design, test & break ideas/solutions to address misinformation & deception online
Check Out (mapping next steps, opportunities & milestones)