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July 2013 | Sarah Wolozin and Katie Edgerton at StoryCode

July 2013 | Sarah Wolozin and Katie Edgerton at StoryCode

OpenDocLab Director Sarah Wolozin and Research Assistant Katie Edgerton presented at the StoryCode July 2013 Forum.  Weren’t able to make it?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a video of the event  - From the event description: MIT’s documentary lab exists because at this moment of media change, the opportunities for documentarians have never been greater. Yet it is...
Friday May 3 | Making Media Now 2013

Friday May 3 | Making Media Now 2013

Making Media Now is a fantastic annual Boston-based conference organized by Filmmakers Collaborative and hosted by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I attended last year and was blown away by the rich programming–the conference features everything from pitch sessions to a variety of panels focusing on topics like industry trends, digital storytelling and...
OpenDocLab at SXSW

OpenDocLab at SXSW

The OpenDocLab team will be presenting at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival. If you’re in Austin next Saturday, come check us out. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #OpenDoc, and keep your eyes on this website for updates and recaps. The MIT Open Documentary Lab Saturday March 9, 11:00...
VIDEO: Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News

VIDEO: Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News

Did you miss last week’s OpenDocLab event – “Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News“? Never fear– video is now available for the talk, which was co-sponsored with theMIT Communications Forum. Last Thursday, OpenDocLab Director Sarah Wolozin sat down with Jason Springarn-Koff of the New York Times‘s Op-Docs initiative and Alexandra Garcia, multimedia...
Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News

Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News

Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. E14-633 The OpenDocLab presents a panel discussion, co-sponsored with the MIT Communications Forum, about interactive storytelling and the future of journalism. Hybrid forms of multimedia, combining aspects of newspapers, documentary film and digital video are a notable feature...
Video of Katerina Cizek and Gerry Flahive @ the OpenDocLab

Video of Katerina Cizek and Gerry Flahive @ the OpenDocLab

Video of HIGHRISE’s Katerina Cizek and Gerry Flahive’s keynote lecture “The People Formerly Known as Subjects: Documentary Collaboration in the 21st Century” is now available on MIT’s Tech TV. In this talk, Director, Katerina Cizek and Senior Producer, Gerry Flahive, compared two distinct projects within their HIGHRISE story universe (Out My Window and One Millionth Tower) in order...
MIT OpenDocLab @ Sundance New Frontier

MIT OpenDocLab @ Sundance New Frontier

The OpenDocLab team will be presenting “The Magic of MIT” at the Sundance Film Festival in a New Frontier panel on Sunday, January 20 at noon. Get ready for an overview of the interactive field from OpenDocLab Director Sarah Wolozin, a preview of the inspiring work of MIT’s Center for Civic Media, and some exciting...
Open Documentary Lab at IDFA 2012

Open Documentary Lab at IDFA 2012

November 14th through 25th, Open Documentary Lab will be at the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA).   OpenDocLab Principle Investigator William Uricchio will be speaking on Sunday, November 18th at the one-day Interactive Documentary Conference and on Monday, November 19th at the live cinema event Reality vs. Future. This year OpenDocLab has also teamed with the IDFA DocLab...
Storytelling Platforms | Points North Documentary Film Forum

Storytelling Platforms | Points North Documentary Film Forum

On Friday September 28 at 3 pm, OpenDocLab Principal Investigator William Uricchio will moderate “Storytelling Platforms,” a panel at the Points North Documentary Film Forum, part of the Camden International Film Festival in Camden, Maine. The discussion will feature documentary practitioners Elaine McMillion and Jeff Soyk of Hollow, Zeega‘s Jesse Shapins and Kara Oehler, Annie...
William Uricchio | Algorithmic Visions

William Uricchio | Algorithmic Visions

In June 2012, Professor William Uricchio presented Algorithmic visions: towards a new documentary practice at the Mobile Création conference in Paris. Photograph by Pierre Metivier For more information, see Mobile Création.
William Uricchio | Re-thinking the Social Documentary

William Uricchio | Re-thinking the Social Documentary

In June 2012, Professor William Uricchio presented Re-thinking the Social Documentary at the Citizen Science Conference at Sweelinckzaal Utrecht University. According to Uricchio, It’s happening again. The documentary, long underappreciated for its transformational impact on film form, is again offering new ways of representing and intervening in the world. Only this time, rather than simply...