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David Dufresne visits Open Doc Lab

David Dufresne visits ODL   Last week the Open Doc Lab was lucky enough to host an impromptu presentation with David Dufresne, creator of Fort McMoney, one of this year’s hottest interactive pieces. The project  was produced by Toxa, the National Film Board of Canada, and Arte with additional financial support from the Canada Media...

Fall 2013 OpenDocLab Lunch Series

We’re pleased to announce the fall line-up of the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s lunch speaker series. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public. RSVP required.

Welcome Back

A quick catch up at the close of the summer from Open Doc Lab RA Julie Fischer. Last week, Comparative Media Studies – the departmental home of the Open Doc Lab here at MIT – gaveled in a new year with graduate student orientation. The incoming class of 2015 presented on their own backgrounds, bios...
Documentary Object-ivity?

Documentary Object-ivity?

All documentary filmmakers are familiar with the debate over the meaning of objectivity in documentary. What about just the meaning of objects? One of the big themes at the Mozilla Festival 2012 was physical computing: turning the objects around us into digitally integrated machines, or pulling the world of the web into the physical world....
OpenDocLab & IDFA DocLab | Moments of Innovation

OpenDocLab & IDFA DocLab | Moments of Innovation

The Open Documentary Lab has teamed up with IDFA DocLab to create Moments of Innovation, an interactive exhibit and online research project exploring the long history of inventive documentary practices. IDFA attendees can immerse themselves in the many innovative moments of documentary history at the project’s festival exhibit space, De Brakke Grond:      Venue: De...
Open Documentary Lab at IDFA 2012

Open Documentary Lab at IDFA 2012

November 14th through 25th, Open Documentary Lab will be at the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA).   OpenDocLab Principle Investigator William Uricchio will be speaking on Sunday, November 18th at the one-day Interactive Documentary Conference and on Monday, November 19th at the live cinema event Reality vs. Future. This year OpenDocLab has also teamed with the IDFA DocLab...