Projects
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Few things can compete with the emergence of a new media practice for sheer innovation and unpredictability. Conventions, orthodoxies and routine have not yet set in. Virtually anything is possible. Consider the earliest years of film, radio and television, when media makers engaged in unparalleled levels of experimentation thanks to the absence of rules. Today, this untamed creative fervor can be found in the new documentary – a fast-emerging form...
OpenDocLab & IDFA DocLab | Moments of Innovation

OpenDocLab & IDFA DocLab | Moments of Innovation

The Open Documentary Lab has teamed up with IDFA DocLab to create Moments of Innovation, an interactive exhibit and online research project exploring the long history of inventive documentary practices. Discover the expansive history of documentary innovation at http://momentsofinnovation.mit.edu.
Christine Walley and Chris Boebel | Exit Zero

Christine Walley and Chris Boebel | Exit Zero

Christine Walley and Chris Boebel are working on an online interactive documentary as part of the transmedia Exit Zero Project. The project also includes an award-winning book Exit Zero: Family and Class in Post-Industrial Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and a long form documentary film Exit Zero: An Industrial Family Story currently in the final stages of post-production. The interactive documentary website, conceived in conjunction with ODL, is being created in partnership with the Southeast Chicago...
Vivek Bald | Bengali Harlem

Vivek Bald | Bengali Harlem

Bengali Harlem is an ongoing project by filmmaker and scholar Vivek Bald using different media – web, print, and video – to document the histories of two little-known groups of early South Asian migrants to the United States. Both were groups of Muslim men, predominantly from the region of Bengal, who entered the U.S. between the 1880s and the 1940s. Bengaliharlem.com serves as an introduction to these histories, as a...