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20-30 November 2014

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William Uricchio

William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, Principal Investigator of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

He’s also Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab (formerly the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab), and he’s interested in the interplay of media technologies and cultural practices. In particular, through the work of the Open Documentary Lab , he and his team explore participatory, interactive and location-based storytelling, as well as the new distribution possibilities available to documentary makers. At last year’s IDFA DocLab, he presented Moments of Innovation , a project that puts the history of innovation and documentary into conversation.
Uricchio has held visiting professorships in Germany, Sweden, China and Denmark, is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg), and winner of the Berlin Prize. His research has been supported by Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright research fellowships, and he is currently writing about the cultural work of algorithms.

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William Works at: MIT, Utrecht University Based in: Utrecht, The Netherlands Website

Field of expertise

Professor and Director of MIT Comparative Media



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