Events
Dec 13: September 55 and #Mickey

Dec 13: September 55 and #Mickey

December 13, 2016, Morning Session September 55 by Cagri Zaman, Nil Tuzcu, and Deniz Tortum September 55 is a 10-minute virtual-reality documentary of the Istanbul Pogrom, a government-initiated organized attack on the minorities of Istanbul on September6-7, 1955. This interactive installation places the viewer in a reconstructed photography studio in the midst of the pogrom, allowing one to witness the events from the perspective of a local shop-owner. Drawing on the photographic archive of Maryam Sahinyan (1911-1996)...
Five Pillars of VR Storytelling by Julia Sourikoff

Five Pillars of VR Storytelling by Julia Sourikoff

Julia Sourikoff’s Five Pillars of VR Storytelling  by Beyza Boyacioglu Open Documentary Lab and VR@MIT, in partnership with Oculus Next Gen, invited Julia Sourikoff, Head of VR at Tool of North America, to deliver a lecture on the dos and don’ts of VR storytelling. Here are Sourikoff’s five pillars of VR storytelling and highlights from her lecture: Why VR: Transcendence and Empowerment Sourikoff began her lecture by emphasizing the psychology behind...
Virtually There: Documentary Meets Virtual Reality

Virtually There: Documentary Meets Virtual Reality

Our recent conference brought together scholars, technologists, and artists from around the globe to discuss the language, implications, and future of virtual reality and documentary. Watch the full livestream here. VR is capturing the imagination of documentary storytellers, journalists, artists, technologists and investors all over the world. An industry is emerging. Yet for all of its enthusiasts, VR has its skeptics. For all it is talked about, VR can be deeply...
"Walden, a game," presented by Tracy Fullerton | Feb, 9 2016

“Walden, a game,” presented by Tracy Fullerton | Feb, 9 2016

“Walden, a game,” presented by the game’s designer Tracy Fullerton, Director of the USC Game Innovation Lab. Walden, a game, is an experiment in play about an experiment in living, simulating Thoreau’s experience living a simplified existence as articulated in his classic book Walden. Contrary to what many believe, Thoreau was not wholly against the technological advancements of his day. He saw advancements in technology and industry as being potentially useful,...
Storycode Boston and ODL presents Papero | June 8, 2015

Storycode Boston and ODL presents Papero | June 8, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MIT Building 4, Room 231 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (map) Enter MIT at 77 Mass Ave (Rogers Building), walk through lobby into the long hallway, pass through Bldg 3, Bldg 10, and into Building 4. Go up stairwell to 2nd floor and turn right, room 4-231 is just two doors away from the stairwell. On June 8th, MIT Open Documentary...
Philip Napoli talk: Media Impact Assessment and Beyond: Thoughts on the Treacherous Task of Quantifying Journalistic Performance | Sept 18, 2014

Philip Napoli talk: Media Impact Assessment and Beyond: Thoughts on the Treacherous Task of Quantifying Journalistic Performance | Sept 18, 2014

September 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm In recent years, a variety of funders have begun to invest substantially in efforts to assess the impact of media initiatives such as documentary films and journalism ventures. These efforts reflect a fundamental shift in how media performance is assessed (and whose assessments matter) in an environment of extreme audience fragmentation and increased challenges to monetizing media content. This presentation will focus...
MIT OpenDocLab Lunch with AIR's Localore | April 15, 2014

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

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.
MIT OpenDocLab Talk with Bjarke Myrthu | February 18, 2014

MIT OpenDocLab Talk with Bjarke Myrthu | February 18, 2014

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.
Paul Turano at ODL Lunch | February 26, 2014

Paul Turano at ODL Lunch | February 26, 2014

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.
OpenDocLab & The DocYard present: HOLLOW with Elaine McMillion | Nov 13, 2014

OpenDocLab & The DocYard present: HOLLOW with Elaine McMillion | Nov 13, 2014

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 visualizations, photography, soundscapes, community-generated content and grassroots mapping to bring these stories to life through...