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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...
Interview with Katerina Cizek

Interview with Katerina Cizek

Highrise filmmaker Katerina Cizek was interviewed by MIT’s Community Innovator’s Lab. Cizek commented, The democratization that has come with the Internet has changed the way we live. Documentary is about relating to the world we are in. As the world we are in changes, documentaries must also change. Check out the full interview here.
One Millionth Tower

One Millionth Tower

RSVP for the November 5th premiere of Katerina Cizek’s new documentary, One Millionth Tower. Cizek is the filmmaker behind the 2010 interactive documentary Out My Window. One Millionth Tower focuses on the community-led restoration of a high-rise apartment complex. Check out the trailer here. Posted by Katie Edgerton/MIT