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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...
Oct 10, 10AM: Hyphen Labs

Oct 10, 10AM: Hyphen Labs

Join us for a talk by Hyphen Labs on Tuesday 10/10 at 10:00am! Hyphen-Labs is an international team of women of color working at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. Through our global vision and unique perspectives we are driven to create meaningful and engaging ways to explore emotional, human-centered and speculative design. In the process we challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing collective needs and experiences...
The Open Doc Lab Lecture Series | Fall '17

The Open Doc Lab Lecture Series | Fall ’17

For the detailed description of each talk, please follow the weekly announcements on our website or visit our Facebook page.
Oct 3: Sultan Sharrief visits the Open Doc Lab

Oct 3: Sultan Sharrief visits the Open Doc Lab

Join us this Thursday at 12pm for a talk by Sultan Sharrief, a trans-media activist, filmmaker, educator, and social entrepreneur. Sharrief’s interest lies at the intersection of art, business, and community impact. His directorial debut, Bilal’s Stand, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 in the inaugural program of the NEXT category. He was a two-year fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity to further develop his Detroit youth...
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...