Fellows
Lara Baladi

Lara Baladi

Lara Baladi is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary Egyptian artist. Baladi applies archives, investigations of myths, and personal narratives to a range of mediums including architectural and video installations. Baladi publishes and exhibits worldwide. Her works are part of a number of institutional and private collections. She has been a board member of the Arab Image Foundation since its creation in 1997. During the 2011 Egyptian uprising, Baladi co-founded two media...
Cindy Sherman Bishop

Cindy Sherman Bishop

Cindy Sherman Bishop is a visual artist and creative coder. She pushes interactive experiences into the world of 3D and immersive technology, employing the art of play as well as of aesthetics. Her interactive filmic pieces have exhibited locally and around the country.  At the MIT OpenDocLab, she will be workshopping her new transmedia project, The Dollhouse, and related NLP (Natural Language Processing) tools. When she needs to get away...
Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, creative technologist, experience designer, researcher and writer. She founded and serves as the CEO and Creative Director of the futurePerfect lab, a boutique creative agency that works with non-profits to develop imaginative applications of integrated media and emerging technology. Heidi was formerly the Media Director at Breakthrough where she designed, developed and promoted a range of viral, new media and pop culture campaigns...
Halsey Burgund

Halsey Burgund

After getting a degree in geophysics, designing and building furniture, and working in the high tech industry, Halsey Burgund is now a sound artist and musician. He works primarily with spoken voices in combination with traditional and electronic instruments in both audio installations and musical performances.  Recently, his work has focused on contributory location-based audio installations for which he developed Roundware, a distributed platform for collecting, organizing, and re-presenting media...
Callum Cooper

Callum Cooper

Callum Cooper is an artist and filmmaker. His work covers a spectrum of the moving image from traditional, linear filmmaking to interactive technology driven artworks. Cooper’s works are participatory in either their process, content or viewing experience. His linear films have screened internationally including Sundance 2011 (nominated best narrative short film) and Sundance 2013 (Jury Prize Focus Forward, short documentary). Cooper’s non-linear work has been extensively exhibited including the Barbican...
Rashin Fahandej

Rashin Fahandej

Rashin Fahandej is a transdisciplinary artist and filmmaker.  Her projects engage a variety of social, political and cultural issues through conceptual, psychological as well as aesthetic explorations.  She works in a diversity of media, including but not limited to feature film documentary, video and sound installations, performance, relational art, photography and painting. Her work, solo and collaborative, has been exhibited internationally at numerous venues including The Western Front, Vancouver; Organhaus...
Sandra Rodriguez

Sandra Rodriguez

A documentary filmmaker and a sociologist of new media technologies, Sandra Rodriguez is driven by her will to experiment, analyze and create with media to produce change. She shot her first documentary in Bolivia, following activists’ fight for the right to water (2001). Since then, she has directed, produced and shot independent films broadcasted and exhibited internationally (including We Were There; Rapayan; The Enemy Within). In 2015, she authored and...
Isabelle Raynauld

Isabelle Raynauld

Isabelle Raynauld is an award-winning filmmaker and professor of cinema at University of Montreal.  She is particularly interested in how screenwriting practices integrate (or not) emerging technologies into their storytelling strategies. She is currently developing an interactive web doc about the brain, music and sounds. Her films include Mystical Brain (Gemeaux Award), Le Minot d’Or (Jutra Award), A Man on the Isle of Sark. Her book Lire et écrire un scenario (Reading and Writing a Screenplay) Paris, 2012...
Joe Steele

Joe Steele

Joseph Steele is an artist-filmmaker and researcher, and holds a Master’s in Design in Art, Design, and the Public Domain from Harvard University. He is a member at AgX Film Collective and an affiliate at metaLAB at Harvard. He has worked with the Design Studio for Social Intervention and SenseLab at Concordia in Montreal, QC. Joe presented in the 2nd Film & Visual Studies Conference [image here], at Harvard, and...
Jeff Soyk

Jeff Soyk

Jeff Soyk is an award-winning media artist with experience in new media UI/UX design, art direction, motion design/animation, HTML/CSS/JS, and film/video. His credits include art director, UI/UX designer and architect on the Peabody award-winning and Emmy-nominated i-doc Hollow. Soyk’s passion for meaningful stories and multiple mediums has led him to interactive documentary, as he recognizes the power of collaborative storytelling and engaging experiences that create a positive and lasting impact....