Author Archive
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...
Abby Lord | Intern 2016 - 2017

Abby Lord | Intern 2016 – 2017

Abby Lord is passionate about all aspects of the blurry intersection of ethnography and experimental film. For her senior thesis, she wrote about slowness within experimental ethnography and this experience solidified her desire to think through films and converse with filmmakers about their ideas. She has been a part of the Harvard Film Archive, the MIT Open Documentary Lab, and is currently working at UnionDocs. She has grown up in...
The Enemy by ODL alumnus Karim Ben Khelifa at the MIT Museum

The Enemy by ODL alumnus Karim Ben Khelifa at the MIT Museum

The Enemy by Open Doc Lab alumnus Karim Ben Khelifa, a groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality (VR) exhibition and immersive experience, makes its North American premiere at the MIT Museum. Through 360-degree imaging and recordings, participants will encounter combatants on opposite sides of conflicts in Israel/Palestine, the Congo, and El Salvador. In their own words, each will offer personal perspectives on war, including thoughts on motivations, suffering, freedom, and the future....
ODL fellow Anandana Kapur wins three awards at The Reality Virtually Hackathon!

ODL fellow Anandana Kapur wins three awards at The Reality Virtually Hackathon!

We are proud to announce our fellow Anandana Kapur’s outstanding achievements at The Reality Virtually Hackathon hosted by the MIT Media Lab. Anandana was awarded the Leader Award for leading a diverse team with integrity and initiative from over 400 hackers. Anandana and her team #ARound won the AR and VR for Good and Education Award for their AR navigational app for the visually impaired and are selected 2nd best in the Mobile Hack...
Oct 10, 12PM: Allan Adams

Oct 10, 12PM: Allan Adams

On Tuesday 10/10 at 12pm, Hyphen Labs will be followed by Allan Adams, physicist and PI of the Future Ocean Lab at MIT. Allan Adams earned degrees in physics form Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford, and spent three years in the Harvard Society of Fellows, before joining the faculty of the MIT Dept of Physics in 2008. Along the way, Adams developed a passion for ocean conservation and photography; his documentary work and...