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ODL fellow Callum Cooper’s latest show "VAVILOV"

ODL fellow Callum Cooper’s latest show “VAVILOV”

ODL fellow Callum Cooper’s latest installation ‘Vavilov: The Correct Planting of Cabbage Seedlings’ is on view at HOME in Manchester for 14 weeks as a part of the show The Return of Memory. The end of the exhibition will be marked by an event/dinner, Vavilov’s Last Supper, that will be created in collaboration with chef Mary-Ellen McTague. Vavilov: The Correct Planting of Cabbage Seedlings – Description Callum Cooper’s Vavilov is a live, growing...
Oct 23: "Snow and Ice Data" Screening Curated by ODL Fellow Joe Steele

Oct 23: “Snow and Ice Data” Screening Curated by ODL Fellow Joe Steele

“Snow and Ice Data” experimental film screening curated by ODL Fellow Joe Stele will take place on October 23 at Spektrum, Berlin. The event is a part of LaborBerlin’s colloquium Film in the Present Tense and the Light-movement film series. 
ODL Fellow Halsey Burgund led the development of Access App

ODL Fellow Halsey Burgund led the development of Access App

OpenDocLab fellow Halsey Burgund led the development of the Access App which improves access to museums for blind and low-vision visitors. Access App is designed and modeled on Roundware, an audio augmented reality tool created by Burgund. The project was funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant awarded to a multi-museum consortium, including the Peabody Essex Museum, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center and more. Detailed description: The Access App...
Open Doc Lab at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

Open Doc Lab at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

This week, ODL Director Sarah Wolozin and Co-Creation Studio (ODL) Artistic Director Kat Cizek will speak at panels at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington D.C.. Double Exposure celebrates films that are inspired by investigative journalism tradition and is founded by the news organization 100Reporters. Description of the Panels: Future Imperfect: Storytelling on the Cutting Edge on Thursday October 19 at 1PM with Sarah Wolozin, Debra Anderson, Opeyemi Olukemi and...
ODL Fellow Heidi Boisvert was awarded The Pop Culture Collaborative grant

ODL Fellow Heidi Boisvert was awarded The Pop Culture Collaborative grant

ODL Fellow Heidi Boisvert received a grant of $30,000 from The Pop Culture Collaborative for her project futurePerfect Lab – “a boutique creative agency that designs playful and imaginative digital projects exclusively for nonprofits and mass appeal.” Congrats Heidi! More about futurePerfectLab: Building on a Facebook user data study conducted just after the 2016 election by The New York Times that maps the geographic demographics of audiences of the 50 most popular TV shows...
The Enemy by ODL alumnus Karim Ben Khelifa at the MIT Museum

The Enemy by ODL alumnus Karim Ben Khelifa at the MIT Museum

The Enemy by Open Doc Lab alumnus Karim Ben Khelifa, a groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality (VR) exhibition and immersive experience, makes its North American premiere at the MIT Museum. Through 360-degree imaging and recordings, participants will encounter combatants on opposite sides of conflicts in Israel/Palestine, the Congo, and El Salvador. In their own words, each will offer personal perspectives on war, including thoughts on motivations, suffering, freedom, and the future....
ODL fellow Anandana Kapur wins three awards at The Reality Virtually Hackathon!

ODL fellow Anandana Kapur wins three awards at The Reality Virtually Hackathon!

We are proud to announce our fellow Anandana Kapur’s outstanding achievements at The Reality Virtually Hackathon hosted by the MIT Media Lab. Anandana was awarded the Leader Award for leading a diverse team with integrity and initiative from over 400 hackers. Anandana and her team #ARound won the AR and VR for Good and Education Award for their AR navigational app for the visually impaired and are selected 2nd best in the Mobile Hack...
Public Statement Against President Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Public Statement Against President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

The MIT Open Documentary Lab joins our friends and colleagues in public media, the arts and sciences, and the humanities in urging people to speak out and take action against President Trump’s budget proposal. The proposal would end funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and significantly reduce funding for research in the sciences. Our lab is founded...
ODL fellow Heidi Boisvert organizes Codes & Modes: ReFraming Reality, Virtuality & Non-Fiction Media

ODL fellow Heidi Boisvert organizes Codes & Modes: ReFraming Reality, Virtuality & Non-Fiction Media

Codes & Modes: ReFraming Reality, Virtuality & Non-Fiction Media aims to create an intervention into the uncritical excitement about virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning to establish a space for conversations about long-term socio-cultural and neurobiological impacts. Presenters will discuss how theorists, activists and artists can develop useful frameworks to explore the complex implications of using these emerging technologies. Featured speakers include Lev Manovich (Director of the...
Hacking VR Course at MIT

Hacking VR Course at MIT

This coming semester, Open Documentary Lab’s William Uricchio, Sandra Rodriguez and Deniz Tortum will be teaching the Hacking VR course at the Comparative Media Studies department. Course Description Mens et manus … mind and hand … Hacking VR will engage both. What better way to explore a new technology than to push it to its limits, to break it, to re-imagine it, and to rebuild it in unexpected ways? Offered as...