Science can appear inaccessible and complex to non-scientists, whereas communication can seem daunting to scientists. EMERGENCE brought together scientists, programmers, artists, and others, to collaboratively create digital media-based projects that communicate complex concepts in scientific research. During the event, participants were immersed in a collaborative setting where they explored various digital media technologies with a focus on creating stories for both linear and experiential formats. At the end of the hackathon, all four teams submitted their final projects, ranging in topics from radiation the scientific process itself. Still, the scope of EMERGENCE is not confined to the development of projects, but also, through cross-functional teams, to building an authentic community of Digital Media SciComm “interdisciplinaries”.