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Oct 10, 10AM: Hyphen Labs

Oct 10, 10AM: Hyphen Labs

Join us for a talk by Hyphen Labs on Tuesday 10/10 at 10:00am! Hyphen-Labs is an international team of women of color working at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. Through our global vision and unique perspectives we are driven to create meaningful and engaging ways to explore emotional, human-centered and speculative design. In the process we challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing collective needs and experiences...
The Open Doc Lab Lecture Series | Fall '17

The Open Doc Lab Lecture Series | Fall ’17

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Oct 3: Sultan Sharrief visits the Open Doc Lab

Oct 3: Sultan Sharrief visits the Open Doc Lab

Join us this Thursday at 12pm for a talk by Sultan Sharrief, a trans-media activist, filmmaker, educator, and social entrepreneur. Sharrief’s interest lies at the intersection of art, business, and community impact. His directorial debut, Bilal’s Stand, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 in the inaugural program of the NEXT category. He was a two-year fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity to further develop his Detroit youth...
Sept 28: Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip of "Dawnland" visit ODL

Sept 28: Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip of “Dawnland” visit ODL

We’re kicking off The Open Doc Lab Weekly Talks with directors Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip on September 28 at 12pm! Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip will present their documentary in post-production Dawnland and engage the OpenDocLab community in conversation about how to collaboratively broaden the film’s story beyond the linear feature film. Dawnland is a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Bios:...
Interview with ODL fellow Callum Cooper on Sundance New Frontier Story Lab

Interview with ODL fellow Callum Cooper on Sundance New Frontier Story Lab

Photo courtesy of 2017 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jonathan Hickerson Open Doc Lab fellow Callum Cooper was selected to participate in Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab with his work-in-progress project Porton Down. We interviewed him about his experience. OpenDocLab: Can you tell me about Porton Down? What is it about? What are the techniques and technologies you are using?  Callum: I have been developing this project through my MIT Open...
At ODL with Jessica Brillhart - Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

At ODL with Jessica Brillhart – Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

At ODL with Jessica Brillhart – Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google By Sara Rafsky To conclude its semester-long Hacking VR Speaker Series, ODL hosted Jessica Brillhart on May 2 to discuss her latest projects and the interests that have guided her work as the principal (and first and only) filmmaker for virtual reality at Google. Over the course of her several years in the position, Brillhart has traveled the...
Immerse Q&A: The Hacking VR Speaker Series

Immerse Q&A: The Hacking VR Speaker Series

This spring, the MIT Open Documentary Lab hosted a series of talks by distinguished VR storytellers to explore how the medium is evolving and what works—or doesn’t. The Lab’s Beyza Boyacioglu and Sue Ding interviewed the following speakers for Immerse: Interview with Brian Chirls Interview with Eloi Champagne Interview with Arnaud Colinart Interview with Karen Vanderborght Interview with Ubisoft’s Vicki Ferguson and Olivier Palmieri Interview with Vincent Morisset
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Vincent Morisset

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Vincent Morisset

Creating with immersive and interactive tools. Is there even a box? Rethinking the rules of immersive storytelling. Meet one of the leading voices in innovation, interactive medium and creative digital artwork. Vincent Morisset is author of acclaimed, Emmy and Webby Awarded works such as Bla-Bla, Way-to-Go (NFB/France Télévisions) and interactive music videos (Neon Bible) resulting from a seven year collaboration with Arcade Fire. About the Speaker: Vincent Morisset is a...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Karen Vanderborght

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Karen Vanderborght

How is Virtual Reality applied to non-fiction stories and languages? From 360 video to interactive and mixed-reality productions, Karen Vanderborght shares her work in innovative VR applications for news and education. About the Speaker: After creating and curating media art in Europe, Karen Vanderborght moved to Canada and worked as a DOP and Editor for over 15 television series and documentaries. Now, 10 years later, her interests in innovative technologies...
The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Ubisoft's Vicki Ferguson & Olivier Palmieri

The Hacking VR Speaker Series: Ubisoft’s Vicki Ferguson & Olivier Palmieri

Game culture and game design have long been thinking about user experience, interaction and emergent narratives. How is VR changing gameplay? Are games driving current trends in VR? What can documentarians and other storytellers learn from VR game designers about spatial, interactive and immersive storytelling? What can game designers learn from filmmakers and documentarians? And what are current advancements in research on simulator sickness? Learn from the creative and R&D...