Past Meetup

Emotional Technology: telling stories with the Internet of Things

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The event is FREE

A special conversation

Join us as we explore the intersection between emotion and technology. Humans have continually created objects and tools to augment and enhance relationships. What happens when everyday objects begin to function as extensions of mental and emotional experiences? How do these enchanted objects end up influencing the people who interact with them and what stories are perceived and/or created in order to make sense of the world that surrounds us?

Speakers for the evening...

Robin Stern, Ph.D associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Tucker B. Harding who's work examines communication theory and digital humanities at Columbia University.

Come rapidly prototype an Enchanted Object

Then stick around for a special Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things session. Step into a global storytelling experiment with over 1,200 collaborators from 60+ countries.

This is a hands-on session with new technology from Sam Labs and also an opportunity to co-create a special experience that will premiere in the Convergence section of the New York Film Festival later this fall. Together we'll re-imagine the work of Arthur Conan Doyle as we transform Lincoln Center into a massive connected crime scene for a live audience.

About the program

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