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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 ODL Artist and Research Affiliates

Announcing the 2013-2014 ODL 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...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: D. Fox Harrell

The New Digital Storytelling Series: D. Fox Harrell

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. In the penultimate part of Filmmaker and the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s interview project with prominent transmedia figures, D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Comparative Media Studies Program...
Becky Hurwitz on Collaborative Storytelling

Becky Hurwitz on Collaborative Storytelling

Becky Hurwitz of MIT’s Center for Civic Media recently wrote a blog about artist Olga Nunes‘s collaborative storytelling projects. In one of these projects, Nunes asked people to contribute memories related to smell by calling a phone number and recording a message. The messages people left, in Becky’s words, were both “touching and deep” and she believes that the rich results were no accident. Olga’s prompt, Becky writes, was particularly...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek

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.   In the tenth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Katerina Cizek gives her take on the way...
The OpenDocLab Research Forum Launches with Arnau Gifreu Castells

The OpenDocLab Research Forum Launches with Arnau Gifreu Castells

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: Lance Weiler

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Lance Weiler

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.   In the ninth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Lance Weiler answers our questions. Weiler is a...
Sandy Storyline wins the Tribeca Storyscapes Competition!

Sandy Storyline wins the Tribeca Storyscapes Competition!

Congratulations to the collaborative documentary Sandy Storyline, which was just awarded the top prize for transmedia storytelling at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes exhibition. Chronicling New York’s response to Hurricane Sandy, the online documentary is a collaboration between Cowbird, Housing is a Human Right, and our neighbors at the MIT Center for Civic Media. Interoccupy.net and Occupied Stories also partnered on the project–making Sandy Storyline collaborative even in its conception....
The OpenDocLab is the recipient of an NEA grant!

The OpenDocLab is the recipient of an NEA grant!

The MIT Open Documentary Lab is a recipient of an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts! The grant will help the lab build a curated online database of interactive documentaries. Gathering examples of interactive documentaries from around the world, the open documentary database will be fully searchable and will include key information about projects. The database will keep pace with the rapidly growing number of interactive...
The New Digital Storytelling Series: Vivek Bald

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Vivek Bald

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.   In the eighth part of Filmmaker‘s interview project with prominent figures from the world of transmedia, conducted through the MIT Open Documentary Lab,  Vivek Bald, filmmaker, Associate Professor of Writing and Digital...