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Moments of convergence and innovation between documentary film and interactive media, Part 3

Moments of convergence and innovation between documentary film and interactive media, Part 3

The Research Forum is OpenDocLab’s space for researchers to voice their opinions and test new theories. As part of our mission to promote the exchange of ideas about the new arts of documentary, we hope to encourage academic discussion and debate about these emerging forms by creating a place where researchers can develop ideas and interact with the...
Moments of convergence and innovation between documentary film and interactive media, Part 2

Moments of convergence and innovation between documentary film and interactive media, Part 2

The Research Forum is OpenDocLab’s space for researchers to voice their opinions and test new theories. As part of our mission to promote the exchange of ideas about the new arts of documentary, we hope to encourage academic discussion and debate about these emerging forms by creating a place where researchers can develop ideas and interact with the...
Research Forum | Macaronic Dialogues and Interactive Media, Part 3

Research Forum | Macaronic Dialogues and Interactive Media, Part 3

Melissa: You’ve described yourself as a compulsive collaborator. I see that. Tell me more… Marisa: Well, creating a tool for a specific constituency demands working with them closely to ensure it meets their needs. And I see the process of making art as a way to share a conversation with others. What comes to mind...
Research Forum | Macaronic Dialogues and Interactive Media, Part 2

Research Forum | Macaronic Dialogues and Interactive Media, Part 2

Melissa: So how do domestic workers find out about this “app”? Marisa: Good question. In New York, advocacy groups hand out this business card-sized flyer that advertises the phone number. Now, I am working as an artist in residence with The National Domestic Workers’ Alliance to produce this new app. It will be integrated into...
Documentary Object-ivity?

Documentary Object-ivity?

All documentary filmmakers are familiar with the debate over the meaning of objectivity in documentary. What about just the meaning of objects? One of the big themes at the Mozilla Festival 2012 was physical computing: turning the objects around us into digitally integrated machines, or pulling the world of the web into the physical world....
Villa Victoria Documentary

Villa Victoria Documentary

First I would like to say thank you to the Civic Media group, particularly Becky and Sasha for their feedback and support. It was through them that I was extended the honor of posting my blog on the opendoc lab blog so that more people can become informed of this project. It is an attempt...