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April 10th - Lost Landscapes of NY screening with Director Rick Prelinger

April 10th – Lost Landscapes of NY screening with Director Rick Prelinger

Screening: LOST LANDSCAPES OF NEW YORK Filmmaker, Media Historian and Archivist Rick Prelinger in person! Free and open to the public. Co-presented by The DocYard Tuesday, April 10,  7 PM – 9 PM Location: Huntington Hall (Room 10-250), MacLaurin Building (building 10),  Map: https://whereis.mit.edu/ Since 2006, film historian and archivist Rick Prelinger has presented 22 participatory urban-history events to enthusiastic audiences in San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland, and at...
April 2nd: Karen Palmer - Filmmaker from the Future

April 2nd: Karen Palmer – Filmmaker from the Future

Monday | April 2 | 7:00 – 9:00 PMMIT Open Documentary Lab | 32-141MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center room 32-141 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139 In conversation with Lecturer: Karen Palmer How is one immersed in the “real”? What can the documentary art form tell us about representations of real worlds, people and situations?  Exploring new venues in interactive and immersive storytelling, the experience RIOT asks: how would...
March 20th: Viktor Phoenix - Sound, the first Rule of Immersion

March 20th: Viktor Phoenix – Sound, the first Rule of Immersion

In conversation with Lecturer: Viktor Phoenix, HeadSpace Studio Tuesday | March 20 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM MIT Open Documentary Lab | E15-318A MIT Campus, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02139 Some say sound is 50% of immersion in VR but also AR and XR. How does it translate to new platforms? How should we think of music, sound, audio and texture in immersive media productions?...
March 6th: Vivek Bald - Documenting the Stories of the Undocumented: The Bengali Harlem/Lost Histories Project

March 6th: Vivek Bald – Documenting the Stories of the Undocumented: The Bengali Harlem/Lost Histories Project

In conversation with: MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Faculty Member Vivek Bald Tuesday | March 6 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM MIT Open Documentary Lab | E15-318A MIT Campus, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02139 The Bengali Harlem/Lost Histories Project CMS faculty member, Vivek Bald, will provide an update on his ongoing documentary film, “In Search of Bengali Harlem” and its associated community storytelling platform, the “Lost...
Feb 27th: Hyphen Labs - Whose Story?

Feb 27th: Hyphen Labs – Whose Story?

In conversation with: Hyphen-Labs, Ida Ely Rubin Artists in Residence at MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology Tuesday | February 27 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM MIT Open Documentary Lab | E15-318A MIT Campus, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02139 Whose Story? VR/AR/XR are always presented as extending and augmenting the way we perceive the world. From the empathy machine narrative to the “portal to...
Dec 14: AIR's Sue Schardt & Kelley Libby

Dec 14: AIR’s Sue Schardt & Kelley Libby

There is a story-making revolution underway. New channels have opened for audio distribution. There’s a rise of live platforms in communities large and small across the country. Creative talent is approaching the blended media environment in new ways, with work transcending traditional boundaries of time and space. These shifts have important implications for whose stories are told and how, ultimately opening the way for mission-focused makers to cultivate a broader...
Dec 7: Harvard metaLAB

Dec 7: Harvard metaLAB

This talk brings together artists Kim Albrecht, Matthew Battles, Rachel Kalmar & Sarah Newman, Maia Leandra Suazo-Maler, and Jonathan Sun from metaLAB’s August 2017 exhibition Machine Experience at Harvard Art Museum. The possibilities of AI long seemed futuristic and far-fetched. Now, however, the impact of AI technology is felt in every aspect of public and private life, with results ranging from the delightful to the disturbing. At the same time,...
Nov 30, 12pm: Lisa Parks

Nov 30, 12pm: Lisa Parks

This talk, based on Lisa Parks’ forthcoming book, Rethinking Media Coverage: Vertical Mediation and the War on Terror, will explore how media technologies and cultures have been organized to reassert US vertical hegemony after 9/11. Vertical hegemony involves efforts to maneuver through, activate technologies within, occupy, or control the vast stretch of space between the earth’s surface and the outer limits of orbit as well as the kinds of activities...
Nov 30, 10am: Eliza Capai

Nov 30, 10am: Eliza Capai

“To occupy is to resist” has become the Brazilian student slogan since 2015, when São Paulo’s students occupied more than 200 schools. Since then, occupying public buildings as a means to call attention to urgent themes, forcing the discussion through the media and public opinion, has become the students’ main way of fighting all over Brazil. At the same time that the student struggle stood out as a main role,...
Nov 16, 2pm: World Building Workshop

Nov 16, 2pm: World Building Workshop

Join us for a two-hour world building workshop led by game designer Matthew Weise — founder of Empathy Box, a company that specializes in narrative design for games and across media. The World Building Workshop is an in-depth, media-agnostic course where participants learn the ins and outs of dramatic interactivity. They will learn how to take one simple concept — verbs — and use it to cut right to the heart...