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Sherlock Hack - storytelling + IoT + AI

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Come join us as we reimagine the world of Sherlock Holmes! We're pleased to partner with the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab (, IBM and the Made in NY Media Center to present a day long Sherlock Hack that mixes storytelling, the Internet of Things & Artificial Intelligence. Together we'll explore how to harness various Watson APIs and the Bluemix platform to create a number of enchanted objects.

This hack is the first in a series of events that will help to inform a special presentation during the New York Film Festival on Oct 1st & 2nd. Work done within the hacks and meetups will become part of a massive connected crime scene that transforms Lincoln Center into a collaborative story and play space. For more details please visit

WANTED: Hackers, Makers, Storytellers & Game Designers

Rough Agenda

10am - Overview and Goals of the day

10:10am to 10:30am - a look at Watson

10:30am to 10:50am - a look at Bluemix

10:50am to 11:15am - teams form

11:15am to 6pm - teams work on enchanted objects

Throughout the day teams can gain special instruction on Watson & Bluemix

Bring your ideas, code and anything that you'd like to work with (laptops, components etc.)

Space is limited so please make sure to sign up ASAP. This first Story Hack is small as we'll be hosting a larger one on September 10th.

If you'd like to volunteer please contact us at we could use a set of extra hands!

About the program

Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things is a prototype from the Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab and the School of Professional Studies. We're pleased to be partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center on this exciting year-long program. For more info please visit (

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