Events
Philip Napoli, “Media Impact Assessment and Beyond: Thoughts on the Treacherous Task of Quantifying Journalistic Performance”

Philip Napoli, “Media Impact Assessment and Beyond: Thoughts on the Treacherous Task of Quantifying Journalistic Performance”

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...
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.
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 visualizations, photography, soundscapes, community-generated content and grassroots mapping to bring these stories to life through...
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 Tourism and Participatory Documentary 5:50pm Karim Ben Kalifa, Fellow A Technological Face-to-Face Encounter Between Two...

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.
Wednesday May 1 | Boston Globe and the 68 Blocks Project

Wednesday May 1 | Boston Globe and the 68 Blocks Project

The Neighborhood Story:  How Boston Globe Journalists Listened to One City Neighborhood Wednesday, May 1 6:00-8:00 pm MIT Media Lab, E14-525 The MIT Community Innovator’s Lab (CoLab) is sponsoring an event with the team behind the Boston Globe’s multimedia project, 68 Blocks, focused on Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood. According to CoLab, In 2012, the Boston Globe undertook a year-long effort to understand the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester. For decades, journalists have...
Tuesday April 9 | Ricky on Leacock

Tuesday April 9 | Ricky on Leacock

Glorianna Davenport in conversation with filmmaker Jane Weiner Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12-1:30 pm MIT Media Lab, E14-240 Please join Glorianna Davenport for a conversation with Jane Weiner about Jane’s new film Ricky on Leacock. Ricky Leacock, a father of the Cinema Verite movement, directed MIT’s illustrious Film Section and Film/Video Section from 1969-1987. Jane Weiner’s Ricky on Leacock provides an intimate portrait of Leacock as teacher, artist, and man....
Wednesday April 24 | Localore @ MIT

Wednesday April 24 | Localore @ MIT

Localore @ MIT Wednesday, April 24 12-1:30 pm at the MIT Open Documentary Lab MIT Building E15-331 Join us for a presentation and discussion with transmedia producers Todd Melby, Julia Kumari-Drapkin, and Ken Eklund, 3 of the 12 producers who led AIR’s nation-wide Localore initiative. They will discuss their projects and experiences using social media, crowdsourcing, games and other methods of working with communities to tell stories Localore is a...
Documentary Talk | Elaine McMillion, Hollow

Documentary Talk | Elaine McMillion, Hollow

On Wednesday, December 12 at 12 pm, Elaine McMillion, producer/director of the interactive documentary Hollow will speak at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab along with the Hollow project team.   Elaine McMillion and the Hollow Project Team Wednesday, December 12 12-1 pm at the MIT Open Documentary Lab MIT Building E15-331 Hollow is a hybrid community participatory project and interactive documentary centered in West Virginia where content is created “for the...
Documentary Brown Bag | Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter

Documentary Brown Bag | Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter

On Wednesday, October 24 at 12 pm, Stephanie Pereira, Director of Kickstarter’s Art Program, will speak at MIT Open Documentary Lab’s inaugural brown bag lunch. Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter Wednesday, October 24 12 pm at the MIT Open Documentary Lab MIT Building E15-318 Stephanie will discuss the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, with a particular focus on what makes it work, and how to use the site most successfully. She will also share...