Team
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 an editor and director of social activism and anthropological documentaries. Uricchio’s academic career began in...
Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin is the director of the Open Documentary Lab. As director, she develops and oversees the lab’s projects and operations, including Docubase, the Visiting Fellows program, research reports, and collaborations with institutions such as Tribeca Film Institute, IDFA DocLab, and the National Film Board of Canada. Wolozin has always had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change. Before joining the staff at MIT, she produced...
Deniz Tortum | Research Assistant

Deniz Tortum | Research Assistant

After growing up in Istanbul, Deniz Tortum moved to the US to study film at Bard College. As his graduation film, he shot his first feature film, Zayiat, which has been selected for SxSW and !F Istanbul Film Festivals. Until recently, Deniz had been based in New York, working on several documentary projects. He has also been a board member of New York Film and Video Council, the longest running...
Meissa Hampton | Artist-in-Residence/Project Coordinator

Meissa Hampton | Artist-in-Residence/Project Coordinator

Meissa Hampton is a writer and filmmaker focused on telling stories with positive social and cultural impact.  Borrowing the name from her first book of poetry, she founded One Pair of Shoes Pictures, a company intent on promoting inspired contributors to filmmaking and drawing audiences with works that speak to our emotion, our intellect, and our era.  She serves as the company’s managing director and is currently completing her feature...
Luisina Pozzo Ardizzi | Research Affiliate

Luisina Pozzo Ardizzi | Research Affiliate

Born in a southern province of Argentina, Luisina started her artistic path by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in metal Sculpture. She was drawn into the audiovisual field because of her interest in collective creations and her profound passion for teamwork. At first she worked in the art department as a stage manager in film and theater. For the past 10 years, she has filled several roles in...