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Vivek Bald | Bengali Harlem

Vivek Bald | Bengali Harlem

Bengali Harlem is an ongoing project by filmmaker and scholar Vivek Bald using different media – web, print, and video – to document the histories of two little-known groups of early South Asian migrants to the United States. Both were groups of Muslim men, predominantly from the region of Bengal, who entered the U.S. between the 1880s and the 1940s. Bengaliharlem.com serves as an introduction to these histories, as a...
Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 5

Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 5

The Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce the Research Forum, a 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...
Research Forum | William Uricchio on Engagement

Research Forum | William Uricchio on Engagement

The Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce the Research Forum, a 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...
Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 4

Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 4

The Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce the Research Forum, a 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...
Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Discusses Business Models

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Discusses Business Models

OpenDocLab Research Affiliate Arnau Gifreu Castells continues his series of video interviews with leaders in the interactive documentary field with Jeremy Mendes, the Vancouver-based artist behind the NFB interactive documentaries Bear 71 and This Land. Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Discusses iDoc Business Models By Arnau Gifreu Castells (PhD) In this series, we focus on the theoretical part of the study of interactive documentary. We conduct video interviews with leading...
Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes on Authorship in Interactive Documentary

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes on Authorship in Interactive Documentary

OpenDocLab Research Affiliate Arnau Gifreu Castells continues his series of video interviews with leaders in the interactive documentary field with Jeremy Mendes, the Vancouver-based artist behind the NFB interactive documentaries Bear 71 and This Land. Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes on Authorship in Interactive Documentary By Arnau Gifreu Castells (PhD) In this series, we focus on the theoretical part of the study of interactive documentary. We conduct video interviews with...
Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Defines Interactive Documentary

Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Defines Interactive Documentary

OpenDocLab Research Affiliate Arnau Gifreu Castells continues his series of video interviews with leaders in the interactive documentary field with Jeremy Mendes, the Vancouver-based artist behind the NFB interactive documentaries Bear 71 and This Land. Video Interview | Jeremy Mendes Defines Interactive Documentary By Arnau Gifreu Castells (PhD) In this series, we focus on the theoretical part of the study of interactive documentary. We conduct video interviews with leading experts...
Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 3

Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 3

The Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce the Research Forum, a 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...
Research Forum | William Uricchio on Playing with Narrative

Research Forum | William Uricchio on Playing with Narrative

The Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce the Research Forum, a 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...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Caspar Sonnen

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Caspar Sonnen

The MIT Open Documentary Lab teamed up with Filmmaker Magazine on The New Digital Storytelling Series, a group of interviews with leading digital storytellers, technologists and curators. This interview was previously published on FilmmakerMagazine.com and is reposted with permission. For the final installment of Filmmaker and the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s interview project with the foremost thinkers on transmedia, IDFA DocLab’s Caspar Sonnen answers our questions. Sonnen is the new media coordinator...
Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 2

Research Forum | Arnau Gifreu Castells on Documentaries and Digital Media, Part 2

The Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce the Research Forum, a 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...
Announcing the 2013-2014 OpenDocLab Artist and Research Affiliates

Announcing the 2013-2014 OpenDocLab Artist and Research Affiliates

The MIT Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce its artist and research affiliates for the academic year 2013-2014. By participating in Lab activities, this inaugural group of artists, journalists, scholars, and technologists will explore the potential of new technologies as they collaborate with MIT researchers to shape the storytelling practices of the future.   Katerina Cizek Visiting Artist Sponsored by the MIT Visiting Artists Program Director of the National...