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Story Thinking: how Sherlock Holmes can help us understand and embrace emergent technologies

lance weiler
Aug 30, 2016 · 7 min read
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What if by examining the works of Sherlock Holmes we could gain a better understanding of the emergent technology that surrounds us today?

Story-driven Innovation

Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things in Rome
Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things in Barcelona
Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things in Warsaw
Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things in Turin

Welcome to our Creative Fork of Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things

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The paper prototype consists of 4 steps. We’ve scaled it up to a few hundred participants

Our current design question

How could we harness technology to evoke empathy and emotion, while at the same time enabling an intuitive, invisible and fluid storytelling experience for the audience in order to empower them to become fellow collaborators?

The core design principles

The Trace — The user can see their contributions within the story.

Granting Agency — The user is granted agency to make decisions (as a team and individually) and they can identify how their actions impacted the experience.

Thematic Frame — The user can contribute to the experience because they have a pre-existing understanding of its foundation.

Social Movement / Serendipity Management — Orchestrated micro experiences where unexpected moments foster collaboration between participants.

Six Weeks & Counting

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To Be Continued

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Sherlock Hack in NYC

Columbia DSL

Exploring new forms and functions of storytelling at…

lance weiler

Written by

Storyteller working with Code - Founding member & Director of the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab - curates @creativemachines

Columbia DSL

Exploring new forms and functions of storytelling at Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab

lance weiler

Written by

Storyteller working with Code - Founding member & Director of the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab - curates @creativemachines

Columbia DSL

Exploring new forms and functions of storytelling at Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab

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