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 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 educational media for a wide variety of media outlets including PBS, Learning Channel, History Channel,...
Cheryl Gall | Project Coordinator

Cheryl Gall | Project Coordinator

Cheryl Gall produces events and coordinates projects for the lab. She has also been a producer of Artists in Residence in MIT’s Office of the Arts.  Before coming to MIT, she produced documentaries for PBS, where her work included co-producing a two hour film for NOVA’s A Science Odyssey.  She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University.    
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 feature documentary BEYOND BELIEF, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on...
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...