The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has announced a new US workshop series, Tribeca Hacks, designed to bring together content creators and technology specialists to increase understanding and broaden participation in the field of interactive storytelling.

The series of six sessions, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation, kicks off Dec 8 with Tribeca Hacks Cambridge, presented with interactive storytelling community Zeega.

Participants in Cambridge will range from skilled interactive creators to traditional film makers. The subject matter will range from an investigative piece on Juarez, Mexico to a project on mad scientists depicting the battle between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

Details of future events will be announced at a later date.

Ingrid Kopp, TFI’s director of digital initiatives, said the Institute has “become increasingly aware of the need to bring storytellers together with technologists, designers and people skilled in user experience to create new creative teams and explore new ways of making work together. Tribeca Hacks will allow us to build new partnerships, experiment with new technologies and methodologies and share best practices that will feed back into the other work we do here.”