Author Archive
Halsey Burgund | Roundware

Halsey Burgund | Roundware

MIT OpenDocLab Fellow Halsey Burgund is exploring how the techniques and technologies he has developed to create immersive, geo-located audio installations can be adapted by documentary storytellers.  Halsey developed and open-sourced the Roundware audio platform which enables him to create his installations, and he will investigate how Roundware might be used to enhance physical spaces with location-based audio content to create self-guided interactive documentary experiences. Halsey’s work—and hence the Roundware...
Isabelle Raynauld| Brain, Music and Memory

Isabelle Raynauld| Brain, Music and Memory

With the Brain, Music and Memory  project, Isabelle Raynauld, MIT OpenDocLab Visiting Scholar, wishes to create an interactive and immersive web documentary that invites the spectator/user to explore the human brain from a sound perspective.   She is particularly interested in representing how the human brain «hears», how it «permits»  us to store musical memories and to relate to voices and sounds even when our cognitive abilities are weakened by illness or...
Jeff Soyk | Bisbee

Jeff Soyk | Bisbee

MIT OpenDocLab Fellow Jeff Soyk investigates blurring the lines between storyteller, subject and audience in an interactive space. He sees great potential in empowering individuals and merging multiple forms of media to create meaningful experiences that create a lasting impact. Since 2012, Soyk has studied and worked in the field of interactive documentary. Projects include: the 2013 Peabody Award winner Hollow—a story about small-town America, depopulation, and the meaning of...
Katerina Cizek | HIGHRISE: Digital Citizenship (working title)

Katerina Cizek | HIGHRISE: Digital Citizenship (working title)

The final major project to emerge from the National Film Board of Canada’s HIGHRISE,  DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP is a documentary and academic collaborative study investigating the invisible digital lives and stories of people living vertically around the world. From intimate whispers across skype, to the explosive political uses of whatsapp, how are relationships shifting between global cities, citizenship, and digital technologies? In this unprecedented joint project, produced by MIT Visiting Artist...
Hanna Rose Shell | Media Fabric, Textile Skin

Hanna Rose Shell | Media Fabric, Textile Skin

Media Fabric, Textile Skin, a multilayered, multi-linear project, by Associate Professor Hanna Rose Shell, is about the circulation of recycled textiles between the early 1800s and the present. In the result, visitors will be able to hear first-person stories, see technologies being constructed and dismantled, view landscapes as they transition between historical photographs and contemporary video footage, and watch short narrative video clips and archival footage. Layers will all be grounded...
Announcing the 2014-2015 MIT OpenDocLab Fellows

Announcing the 2014-2015 MIT OpenDocLab Fellows

The MIT Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce its new fellows for the academic year 2014-2015.  This distinguished group of documentary storytellers and experts will be in residence at MIT to experiment with new techniques and technologies and explore new ways to tell stories, and create social impact. The goal of the residency is to give a community of documentary storytellers and researchers the time and space in a...
MIT OpenDocLab Lunch with AIR's Localore | April 15, 2014

MIT OpenDocLab Lunch with AIR’s Localore | April 15, 2014

We’re pleased to invite AIR’s Localore production team to the Spring 2014 MIT Open Documentary Lab’s lunch speaker series. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public.  RSVP required.
Research Forum | Moments of convergence and innovation between documentary film and interactive media, Part 1

Research Forum | Moments of convergence and innovation between documentary film and interactive media, Part 1

The Research Forum is OpenDocLab’s space for researchers to voice their opinions and test new theories. As part of our mission to promote the exchange of ideas about the new arts of documentary, we hope to encourage academic discussion and debate about these emerging forms by creating a place where researchers can develop ideas and interact with the field. The views presented here belong to their authors, and will necessarily take different forms....
MIT OpenDocLab Talk with Bjarke Myrthu | February 18, 2014

MIT OpenDocLab Talk with Bjarke Myrthu | February 18, 2014

Please join the MIT Open Documentary Lab for a talk with Bjarke Myrthu on Tuesday, February 18. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public.
Paul Turano at ODL Lunch | February 26, 2014

Paul Turano at ODL Lunch | February 26, 2014

We’re pleased to announce Paul Turano as the first speaker in the Spring 2014 MIT Open Documentary Lab’s lunch speaker series. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public.  RSVP required.