Fellows
Andrew Demirjian | Fellow 2018 - 2019

Andrew Demirjian | Fellow 2018 – 2019

Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary media maker who creates experimental assemblages of image, sound and text. Typologies, the language of naming and the politics of categorization are often a focus of his projects. Drawing from conceptual art, experimental music and computer science he creates experimental documentaries and digital poetry that use constraint systems, chance operations and remixing. The pieces take the form of interactive installations, generative artworks, audiovisual performances and single...
Eliza Capai | Fellow 2018 - 2019

Eliza Capai | Fellow 2018 – 2019

Eliza Capai is a journalist and an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues. She is especially interested in amplifying voices from marginalized sectors of society in order to foster empathy in audiences. Her first feature, Here Is So Far (71’, 2013), is based on encounters with women during a seven-month trip in Africa. Her second movie, The Tortoise and the Tapir (72’, 2016), investigates the gigantic hydroelectric plants...
Shirin Anlen | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Shirin Anlen | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Shirin Anlen is an interactive creator working at the intersection of technology, exploratory arts and social fabrics. She experiments with how new technology can augment human perception and enrich future narratives. Her work has exhibited internationally at venues including IDFA DocLab, Next Festival de Cannes, SIGGRAPH, HeK- House of Electronic Basel, Museum of Moscow and the Israeli Center of Digital Art. In 2015, Shirin founded and directed the first interactive...
Danny Goldfield | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Danny Goldfield | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Danny Goldfield is a commercial photographer, designer, and creator of four long term portrait projects. NYChildren is photographs of one child from every country on earth who lives in New York City. To Live 10,000 Years is two centenarians (one man and one woman) in each of the fifty states. Penelope & Clementine are two sisters photographed once a year since infancy. At the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Danny will...
Anandana Kapur | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Anandana Kapur | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Anandana Kapur is founder director CINEMAD India. An award winning filmmaker and communications designer she combines film with social change initiatives and has worked in consultative capacity for UNDP, UNICEF and IGNCA. Anandana has written on gender, media practices and culture, and also taught courses on cinema in academic institutions and community outreach forums. She has received the national awards Bharat Nirman and Karamveer Puraskar for contribution to social change...
Carles Sora | Fellow 2017 - 2018

Carles Sora | Fellow 2017 – 2018

Carles Sora is a digital culture scholar at the Department of Communication of Pompeu Fabra University and a new media artist from Barcelona. He has been involved and directed several artistic, museum and digital performance projects which have been exhibited at international conferences and venues. Sora holds a PhD in Social Communication with a dissertation about digital temporalities and a MS in cognitive and interactive systems. He previously was an...
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...