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William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also Lead Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab. His efforts as a documentary maker began in grammar school, and led to a short but formative professional career as...
Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin develops and oversees lab projects and operations including Docubase, the Visiting Fellows program, and collaborations with institutions such as Sundance Institute, Tribeca Institute, and the National Film Board of Canada. Sarah has always had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change. Before coming to MIT, she produced documentaries and...
Julie Fischer | Research Assistant

Julie Fischer | Research Assistant

Julie Fischer graduated from Wellesley College, where she studied philosophy and psychology. Her interests lie in exploring the cognitive experience of media and the characteristics of consciousness that arise when we engage with fictional and nonfictional narratives. She nurtured these curiosities not just while happily poring over Sartre, but during almost a decade spent working...
Sean Flynn | Research Assistant

Sean Flynn | Research Assistant

Sean Flynn is a documentary producer, cinematographer, and festival programmer. He is the Director of the Points North Documentary Forum at Camden International Film Festival and a co-founder of the DocYard screening series in Cambridge, MA. Sean began his filmmaking career at Boston-based Principle Pictures as the Associate Producer and Co-Director of Photography on the...
Vivek Bald

Vivek Bald

Vivek Bald is a documentary filmmaker and scholar whose work focuses on histories of the South Asian diaspora. His current project traces the lives of South Asian Muslim silk peddlers and merchant seamen who settled within communities of color in the U.S. South, Northeast, and Midwest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It...
Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a scholar and media maker who works in the interrelated areas of social movements and information and communication technologies; participatory technology design and community based participatory research; and the transnational movement for media justice and communication rights, including comunicación populár. Dr. Costanza-Chock holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication &...
Marie-José Montpetit

Marie-José Montpetit

Dr. Marie-José Montpetit is a technical researcher in the MIT Comparative Media Studies department looking in to the future of social video and television from both content and technology perspectives. She is a lecturer at the MIT Media Lab on Social Television and a collaborator to the Communications Futures Programs on content wireless networking . Sh also...