Author Archive
Nov 2, 12pm: Jill Walker Rettberg from University of Bergen

Nov 2, 12pm: Jill Walker Rettberg from University of Bergen

On Snapchat, you can view “Stories” about specific events or locations that consist of a sequence of snaps from different users. Some Stories are curated and carefully composed by Snapchat’s staff, like the Live Stories about Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March the following day. Others are automatically generated, and and be viewed by browsing the SnapMap or doing a text search. In this talk, Jill Walker Rettberg discusses these...
Oct 31, 12pm: Karim Ben Khelifa & The Enemy project

Oct 31, 12pm: Karim Ben Khelifa & The Enemy project

Karim Ben Khelifa returns to the Open Documentary Lab to talk about the final iteration of his groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality (VR) exhibition and immersive experience “The Enemy.” The project was incubated at the Open Documentary Lab and MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and developed in collaboration with MIT Professor D. Fox Harrell. It is currently being exhibited at the MIT Museum. Through 360-degree imaging and recordings,...
ODL fellow Callum Cooper’s latest show "VAVILOV"

ODL fellow Callum Cooper’s latest show “VAVILOV”

ODL fellow Callum Cooper’s latest installation ‘Vavilov: The Correct Planting of Cabbage Seedlings’ is on view at HOME in Manchester for 14 weeks as a part of the show The Return of Memory. The end of the exhibition will be marked by an event/dinner, Vavilov’s Last Supper, that will be created in collaboration with chef Mary-Ellen McTague. Vavilov: The Correct Planting of Cabbage Seedlings – Description Callum Cooper’s Vavilov is a live, growing...
ODL Fellow Halsey Burgund led the development of Access App

ODL Fellow Halsey Burgund led the development of Access App

OpenDocLab fellow Halsey Burgund led the development of the Access App which improves access to museums for blind and low-vision visitors. Access App is designed and modeled on Roundware, an audio augmented reality tool created by Burgund. The project was funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant awarded to a multi-museum consortium, including the Peabody Essex Museum, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center and more. Detailed description: The Access App...
Oct 26, 12pm: Carla Borrás from Frontline Digital

Oct 26, 12pm: Carla Borrás from Frontline Digital

FRONTLINE has spent the last three years exploring how they can bring its journalism to life in new ways through VR. How might it feel to be locked up in a cell that measures 15 feet by 6 feet – where the cement cot takes up nearly a quarter of the floor space? What is it like to live in a place where civil war has forced you to leave...
ODL Fellow Heidi Boisvert was awarded The Pop Culture Collaborative grant

ODL Fellow Heidi Boisvert was awarded The Pop Culture Collaborative grant

ODL Fellow Heidi Boisvert received a grant of $30,000 from The Pop Culture Collaborative for her project futurePerfect Lab – “a boutique creative agency that designs playful and imaginative digital projects exclusively for nonprofits and mass appeal.” Congrats Heidi! More about futurePerfectLab: Building on a Facebook user data study conducted just after the 2016 election by The New York Times that maps the geographic demographics of audiences of the 50 most popular TV shows...
Oct 23: "Snow and Ice Data" Screening Curated by ODL Fellow Joe Steele

Oct 23: “Snow and Ice Data” Screening Curated by ODL Fellow Joe Steele

“Snow and Ice Data” experimental film screening curated by ODL Fellow Joe Stele will take place on October 23 at Spektrum, Berlin. The event is a part of LaborBerlin’s colloquium Film in the Present Tense and the Light-movement film series. 
Open Doc Lab at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

Open Doc Lab at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

This week, ODL Director Sarah Wolozin and Co-Creation Studio (ODL) Artistic Director Kat Cizek will speak at panels at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington D.C.. Double Exposure celebrates films that are inspired by investigative journalism tradition and is founded by the news organization 100Reporters. Description of the Panels: Future Imperfect: Storytelling on the Cutting Edge on Thursday October 19 at 1PM with Sarah Wolozin, Debra Anderson, Opeyemi Olukemi and...
Oct 19, 12pm: Ainsley Sutherland

Oct 19, 12pm: Ainsley Sutherland

On Thursday 10/19 at 12pm, we will welcome CMS/W alum Ainsley Sutherland to Open Doc Lab! Ainsley Sutherland is a media technologist and researcher working in immersive computing and human-computer interaction design. She is a cofounder of Mediate, a company that enables collaboration in and analysis of 3D environments. Her project Voxhop is a 2017 j360 Challenge winner, funded by the Knight Foundation and Google News Lab. She was a...
Shirin Anlen | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Shirin Anlen | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Shirin Anlen is an interactive creator working at the intersection of technology, exploratory arts and social fabrics. She experiments with how new technology can augment human perception and enrich future narratives. Her work has exhibited internationally at venues including IDFA DocLab, Next Festival de Cannes, SIGGRAPH, HeK- House of Electronic Basel, Museum of Moscow and the Israeli Center of Digital Art. In 2015, Shirin founded and directed the first interactive...