A Talk by Jigar Mehta
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
5:00pm to 7:00pm
MIT Media Lab – E14-633
Co-sponsored with MIT’s Center for Civic Media.
18 Days in Egypt is a collaborative web-native documentary project about the ongoing Egyptian revolution. Co-creator Jigar Mehta will show the power of engaging audiences in the act of storytelling. The talk will highlight their process, success and failures of making the source the storyteller and maintaining journalist values while engaging hundreds to collectively tell the story.
Jigar Mehta is a documentary filmmaker and a journalist. He is currently co-creator of the collaborative documentary project, 18 Days in Egypt, about the ongoing Egyptian revolution. It was developed as a collaboration with Yasmin Elayat (Creative Technologist and Designer designing and developing participatory, interactive projects for physical spaces and for the web and ITP alumnus), while Mehta was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Mehta was a video journalist for The New York Times.