Events
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...
Nov 16, 12pm: Matthew Weise from Empathy Box

Nov 16, 12pm: Matthew Weise from Empathy Box

Film audiences understand a movie like Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk to be a serious work by a serious artist. We don’t find it strange that it is distributed alongside pure entertainment popcorn flicks. We know films can be art, entertainment, education, or activism — sometimes all at once. So why is this not the the case with video games, whom many consider to be the preeminent storytelling medium of this new...
Nov 2, 12pm: Jill Walker Rettberg from University of Bergen

Nov 2, 12pm: Jill Walker Rettberg from University of Bergen

On Snapchat, you can view “Stories” about specific events or locations that consist of a sequence of snaps from different users. Some Stories are curated and carefully composed by Snapchat’s staff, like the Live Stories about Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March the following day. Others are automatically generated, and and be viewed by browsing the SnapMap or doing a text search. In this talk, Jill Walker Rettberg discusses these...
Oct 31, 12pm: Karim Ben Khelifa & The Enemy project

Oct 31, 12pm: Karim Ben Khelifa & The Enemy project

Karim Ben Khelifa returns to the Open Documentary Lab to talk about the final iteration of his groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality (VR) exhibition and immersive experience “The Enemy.” The project was incubated at the Open Documentary Lab and MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and developed in collaboration with MIT Professor D. Fox Harrell. It is currently being exhibited at the MIT Museum. Through 360-degree imaging and recordings,...
Oct 26, 12pm: Carla Borrás from Frontline Digital

Oct 26, 12pm: Carla Borrás from Frontline Digital

FRONTLINE has spent the last three years exploring how they can bring its journalism to life in new ways through VR. How might it feel to be locked up in a cell that measures 15 feet by 6 feet – where the cement cot takes up nearly a quarter of the floor space? What is it like to live in a place where civil war has forced you to leave...
Oct 19, 12pm: Ainsley Sutherland

Oct 19, 12pm: Ainsley Sutherland

On Thursday 10/19 at 12pm, we will welcome CMS/W alum Ainsley Sutherland to Open Doc Lab! Ainsley Sutherland is a media technologist and researcher working in immersive computing and human-computer interaction design. She is a cofounder of Mediate, a company that enables collaboration in and analysis of 3D environments. Her project Voxhop is a 2017 j360 Challenge winner, funded by the Knight Foundation and Google News Lab. She was a...
Oct 10, 12PM: Allan Adams

Oct 10, 12PM: Allan Adams

On Tuesday 10/10 at 12pm, Hyphen Labs will be followed by Allan Adams, physicist and PI of the Future Ocean Lab at MIT. Allan Adams earned degrees in physics form Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford, and spent three years in the Harvard Society of Fellows, before joining the faculty of the MIT Dept of Physics in 2008. Along the way, Adams developed a passion for ocean conservation and photography; his documentary work and...
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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