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Exit Zero Kickstarter Campaign

MIT Associate Professor Chris Walley and Filmmaker Chris Boebel – Open Doc Lab affiliates who teach a documentary film class at MIT – are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise finishing funds for their documentary film Exit Zero. (For more info, see www.exitzeroproject. org or a recent Q&A in Belt magazine...
Announcing the 2014-2015 MIT OpenDocLab Fellows

Announcing the 2014-2015 MIT OpenDocLab Fellows

The MIT Open Documentary Lab is pleased to announce its new fellows for the academic year 2014-2015.  This distinguished group of documentary storytellers and experts will be in residence at MIT to experiment with new techniques and technologies and explore new ways to tell stories, and create social impact. The goal of the residency is...
April 15, 2014 MIT OpenDocLab Lunch with AIR's Localore

April 15, 2014 MIT OpenDocLab Lunch with AIR’s Localore

We’re pleased to invite AIR’s Localore production team to the Spring 2014 MIT Open Documentary Lab’s lunch speaker series. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public.  RSVP required.
February 18 MIT OpenDocLab Talk with Bjarke Myrthu

February 18 MIT OpenDocLab Talk with Bjarke Myrthu

Please join the MIT Open Documentary Lab for a talk with Bjarke Myrthu on Tuesday, February 18. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public.
February 26, 2014 MIT OpenDocLab Lunch

February 26, 2014 MIT OpenDocLab Lunch

We’re pleased to announce Paul Turano as the first speaker in the Spring 2014 MIT Open Documentary Lab’s lunch speaker series. MIT Building E15-331 These events are open to the public.  RSVP required.
_docubase Beta launches at IDFA

_docubase Beta launches at IDFA

Few things can compete with the emergence of a new media practice for sheer innovation and unpredictability. Conventions, orthodoxies and routine have not yet set in. Virtually anything is possible. Consider the earliest years of film, radio and television, when media makers engaged in unparalleled levels of experimentation thanks to the absence of rules. Today,...
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...
11/13 OpenDocLab & The DocYard present: HOLLOW with Elaine McMillion

11/13 OpenDocLab & The DocYard present: HOLLOW with Elaine McMillion

Hollow Interactive Documentary Performance + Q&A with director Elaine McMillion Wednesday, November 13th 7:00 – 8:30pm Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA Hollow is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, W.Va. Hollow combines video portraits, data...
MIT OpenDocLab Open House

MIT OpenDocLab Open House

Please join us for the 2013 MIT OpenDocLab Open House! Wednesday, October 30th 5:00 – 7:00 pm Reception to follow. MIT Building E14-633 Please RSVP. 5:00pm Sarah Wolozin, Director Welcome 5:10pm William Uricchio, Principal Investigator OpenDocLab Overview 5:20pm Marisa Jahn, Fellow Project NannyVan 5:30pm Andrew Lowenthal, Fellow Video for Change 5:40pm Sean Flynn, Researcher Slum...

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.
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.  ...
Friday May 3 | Making Media Now 2013

Friday May 3 | Making Media Now 2013

Making Media Now is a fantastic annual Boston-based conference organized by Filmmakers Collaborative and hosted by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I attended last year and was blown away by the rich programming–the conference features everything from pitch sessions to a variety of panels focusing on topics like industry trends, digital storytelling and...