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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...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Four]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Four]

Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures: An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Four] The report’s focus on immersion as a dimension of news and documentary may be new to many readers, despite the New York Time’s recent venture into virtual reality. So, can you share a bit more about the current state of immersive journalism and why you think this...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Three]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Three]

Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Three] On the documentary side, the American public has probably never had access to as many different documentaries as they do now — more are playing on television, more are getting theatrical runs, more are playing on the festival circuit, more are available through online platforms. So,...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Two]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Two]

Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures: An Interview with William Uricchio [Part Two] You argue that the story should dictate the form, yet many aspects of the form of American journalism — the inverted pyramid for example and the core shape of the lead paragraph — have remain fixed without regard to the story. Some traditional journalists would argue that...
Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part One]

Charting Documentary’s Futures | An Interview with William Uricchio [Part One]

Profile: William Uricchio of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab from Submarine Channel on Vimeo. Originally published in Confessions of an Aca-Fan, the original Weblog of Henry Jenkins. Charting Documentary’s Futures: An Interview with William Uricchio [Part One] For the better part of a decade, William Uricchio and I worked side by side, partners in crime, as we forged the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT. I came to lean heavily on...
Mapping the Intersection of Two Cultures: Interactive Documentary and Digital Journalism

Mapping the Intersection of Two Cultures: Interactive Documentary and Digital Journalism

Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The MIT Open Documentary Lab conducted an eight-month research project mapping and assessing the dynamics of an ongoing convergence between interactive and participatory documentary practices and digital journalism. The project launched in October 2014 with a convening at MIT, The New Reality: Exploring the Intersection of New Documentary Forms and Digital Journalism. Forty leading professionals from the worlds of interactive...