Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab (DSL) presents Story I/O


The intersection of Story and Impact.


We’re excited to announce the first edition of Story I/O, the Digital Storytelling Lab’s annual symposium that explores new forms and functions of storytelling. A highly interactive one-day event, Story I/O embraces methodologies we use at the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab to create collaborative spaces where we work together to create impact around complex, global challenges.


This is not your traditional symposium.


We’ve designed Story I/O to mix theory and practice. To that end, we will convene a highly diverse group of participants from across the University and outside it in collaborative discussion and action that will have us designing and prototyping immersive storytelling simulations for understanding and care.


Areas of focus for the day include the following:

  • Exploring the work of the School of Social Work’s SAFELab which, along with the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab, is working with youth to create a de-escalation room that harnesses story, play, design and emerging tech.

  • Collaborating with the Narrative Medicine program and Patient Revolution to build simulations for empathic care that embrace mixed reality and sensor-based technologies.




Saturday, September 23, 2017

10 am to 6 pm

The event is limited to 90 participants. This event is FREE.



Due to space limitations we’re selecting attendees based on a simple application process, and will be accepting applicants on a rolling basis.