The Art Exhibit at ICIDS 2019 Art Book

by: Ryan BownBrian Salisbury

The Art Exhibit at ICIDS 2019 (International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling) is a celebration of artworks relevant to the field of interactive storytelling through the curated theme: “The Expression of Emotion in Humans and Technology.” This exhibit features work from 13 Digital Storytellers. Three certificates of excellence were awarded. Fragile Equilibrium received the ‘Excellence in Visual Design’ award, Simmer received the ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award, and Healer received ‘Best of Show,’ and the jury felt was the embodiment of the curatorial theme with a mastery of visual design and technology.

Book Details



Cover Design

Ryan Bown



Release Date

December 15, 2020



Product Dimensions

8.5 x 8.5


ETC Press



This volume collects documentation of the 2019 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) Art Exhibition and new scholarly texts from the artists involved. The works collected here explore interactive storytelling through the broad lens of the curated theme: The Expression of Emotion in Humans and Technology.

Charles Darwin argued almost 150 years ago, the Universal Nature of Expression; which is to say that, “the young and the old of widely different races, both with man and animals, express the same state of mind by the same movements.” As technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence advances, it seems appropriate to ask how we might interpret and understand expressions of emotion from technology.