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Sept 28: Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip of "Dawnland" visit ODL

Sept 28: Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip of “Dawnland” visit ODL

We’re kicking off The Open Doc Lab Weekly Talks with directors Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip on September 28 at 12pm! Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip will present their documentary in post-production Dawnland and engage the OpenDocLab community in conversation about how to collaboratively broaden the film’s story beyond the linear feature film. Dawnland is a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Bios:...
Danny Goldfield | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Danny Goldfield | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Danny Goldfield is a commercial photographer, designer, and creator of four long term portrait projects. NYChildren is photographs of one child from every country on earth who lives in New York City. To Live 10,000 Years is two centenarians (one man and one woman) in each of the fifty states. Penelope & Clementine are two sisters photographed once a year since infancy. At the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Danny will...
Josefina Buschmann | Researcher

Josefina Buschmann | Researcher

Josefina’s work lies at the intersection of social sciences and documentary media. She is part of MAFI – Filmic Map of a Country – a Chilean non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and create participatory documentary projects that foster social reflection and political engagement. She studied sociology and filmmaking at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she, later on, worked as a part time lecturer in visual anthropology, and...
Anandana Kapur | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Anandana Kapur | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Anandana Kapur is founder director CINEMAD India. An award winning filmmaker and communications designer she combines film with social change initiatives and has worked in consultative capacity for UNDP, UNICEF and IGNCA. Anandana has written on gender, media practices and culture, and also taught courses on cinema in academic institutions and community outreach forums. She has received the national awards Bharat Nirman and Karamveer Puraskar for contribution to social change...
Carles Sora | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Carles Sora | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Carles Sora is a digital culture scholar at the Department of Communication of Pompeu Fabra University and a new media artist from Barcelona. He has been involved and directed several artistic, museum and digital performance projects which have been exhibited at international conferences and venues. Sora holds a PhD in Social Communication with a dissertation about digital temporalities and a MS in cognitive and interactive systems. He previously was an...
At ODL with Jessica Brillhart - Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

At ODL with Jessica Brillhart – Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

At ODL with Jessica Brillhart – Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google By Sara Rafsky To conclude its semester-long Hacking VR Speaker Series, ODL hosted Jessica Brillhart on May 2 to discuss her latest projects and the interests that have guided her work as the principal (and first and only) filmmaker for virtual reality at Google. Over the course of her several years in the position, Brillhart has traveled the...
Immerse Q&A: The Hacking VR Speaker Series

Immerse Q&A: The Hacking VR Speaker Series

This spring, the MIT Open Documentary Lab hosted a series of talks by distinguished VR storytellers to explore how the medium is evolving and what works—or doesn’t. The Lab’s Beyza Boyacioglu and Sue Ding interviewed the following speakers for Immerse: Interview with Brian Chirls Interview with Eloi Champagne Interview with Arnaud Colinart Interview with Karen Vanderborght Interview with Ubisoft’s Vicki Ferguson and Olivier Palmieri Interview with Vincent Morisset
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Vincent Morisset

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Vincent Morisset

Creating with immersive and interactive tools. Is there even a box? Rethinking the rules of immersive storytelling. Meet one of the leading voices in innovation, interactive medium and creative digital artwork. Vincent Morisset is author of acclaimed, Emmy and Webby Awarded works such as Bla-Bla, Way-to-Go (NFB/France Télévisions) and interactive music videos (Neon Bible) resulting from a seven year collaboration with Arcade Fire. About the Speaker: Vincent Morisset is a...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Karen Vanderborght

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Karen Vanderborght

How is Virtual Reality applied to non-fiction stories and languages? From 360 video to interactive and mixed-reality productions, Karen Vanderborght shares her work in innovative VR applications for news and education. About the Speaker: After creating and curating media art in Europe, Karen Vanderborght moved to Canada and worked as a DOP and Editor for over 15 television series and documentaries. Now, 10 years later, her interests in innovative technologies...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Ubisoft's Vicki Ferguson & Olivier Palmieri

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Ubisoft’s Vicki Ferguson & Olivier Palmieri

Game culture and game design have long been thinking about user experience, interaction and emergent narratives. How is VR changing gameplay? Are games driving current trends in VR? What can documentarians and other storytellers learn from VR game designers about spatial, interactive and immersive storytelling? What can game designers learn from filmmakers and documentarians? And what are current advancements in research on simulator sickness? Learn from the creative and R&D...