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Way to Go

A walk in the woods as an interactive experience for people of all ages.

A virtual walk in the woods: but with Vincent Morisset behind the project, you know it’s going to be more than 360 degrees of trees. With Way to Go,…
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17000 Islands

A crowdsourcing project on the propagandistic “Taman Mini” amusement park, in which the films made by visitors lead to a dialogue about Indonesian history.

Former President Suharto of Indonesia had a dream. Despite constant tensions between various tribes and religions, he wanted to unite his people under…
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Street Ghosts

The artist Paolo Cirio prints life-sized pictures of people found on Google’s Street View, and posts them at the exact spot where they were taken.

For the "Street View" function of its online maps, search-behemoth Google has been industriously photographing the entire world. They don't bother to ask…
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Dream Homes Property Consultants

Presenting itself as a high-end real estate agency’s website, this labyrinthine web-documentary uses expropriated houses to uncover Palestinian stories of displacement from West Jerusalem.

Expropriated Palestinian houses are repackaged on the Israeli real estate market as "Arab-style." Their factual history is concealed behind this architectural…
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THE BUILDERS’ CHALLENGE

A transmedia adventure in the heart of gothic cathedrals.

The Strasbourg cathedral is a stunning edifice, a masterwork of gothic architecture which also expresses the bold ambitions of its creators. With its church…
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Robots in Residence

If robots can build cars and bomb people in foreign countries, why wouldn’t they be able to make documentary films one day?

How would a robot approach its documentary subject? What questions would it ask? What problems would it face and what advantages would it have? These are…
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Pointer Pointer

A simple but effective online timewaster: stop your cursor somewhere on the screen and a picture is loaded in which someone points right back at it.

Last June, a new online timewaster took its place beside cute kitty pictures and Facebook's endless stream of messages: Pointer Pointer. In the first four…
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The Gallery of Lost Art

This Tate Modern web exhibition presents the vestiges of lost artworks, to bring attention to their impact on the art world.

"Art history tends to be the history of what has survived. But loss has shaped our sense of art's history in ways that we are often not aware of." These…
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A Show

Three times a week, Internet pioneer Ze Frank humorously deals the world while creating wonderful collaborative artworks with his Internet audience.

Since his breakthrough in 2001, Internet pioneer and online performance artist Ze Frank created a massive amount of projects, in which the participation…
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Happy World

Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd

Since its independence in 1962, the people of Burma has been living under the oppression of a dictatorship and both the democratic opposition and the ethnic…
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Hospitality

A transforming sculpture investigates how soldiers who return from overseas missions “host” their all-encompassing but ill-defined horrors.

The psychological and physical state of military personnel changes drastically after returning from overseas missions, such as those in the Gulf, the Balkans,…
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HIGHRISE: One Millionth Tower

A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.

This is the third chapter in the interactive documentary HIGHRISE, in which Katerina Cizek investigates what it means to live in a city in the…
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C.A.P.E.

An individual, immersive experience that uses the latest technologies to transport its users to a virtual mix between Shanghai and Brussels.

CREW is a company that operates on the border between art and science, between performance art and new technology. Artist Eric Joris develops his live-art…
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Balloons of Bhutan

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

In Bhutan, happiness is no laughing matter — academics study it, spreadsheets track it, billboards tout it, conferences debate it, and every year, flocks…
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Worry Box Project

Drop your maternal anxieties into a collective virtual worry box.

A companion website to The Motherhood Archives,…
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Powering a Nation: Coal – A Love Story

A multimedia experiment in journalistic storytelling best experienced as an interactive film.

"We're in a love affair with coal right now because of the way we live. It's a twisted love affair: we depend on it for everything that we do, but at the…
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National Parks Project

National Parks Project is a collaborative film, music, TV and new media project on Canada’s National Parks. Like never before.

In 1911, Parks Canada was founded, becoming the world’s first national parks service. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada is the launch…
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Today

A simple ritual of taking one photo each day and posting it online, along with a short story, beginning the day Jonathan Harris turned 30.

When Jonathan Harris ( http://number27.org ) turned…
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The Johnny Cash Project

A global collective art project.

The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project. Through the website, viewers are invited to share their vision of Johnny Cash, as he lives…
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Soul of Athens 2011

Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.

The Soul of Athens multimedia project started in 2007 as a showcase that explored the characters and stories of Athens, Ohio; a small community in the…
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The Soft Atlas of The Netherlands

Jan Rothuizen maps the world in his drawings: personal but not fictitious, sometimes journalistic but more often documentary, and always surprising.

Although you wouldn't think so at first glance, the works of documentary artist Jan Rothuizen are inextricably linked to the DocLab theme of interactive…
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Barcode.tv

A cinematic story machine that tells you who you are, based on the material possessions you hold dear.

A fortune teller predicts the future based on the lines on people's hands. The hand conjures up the story, as it were. The cinematic story machine Barcode,…
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The Sexperience 1000

A social website wants to end the taboo on talking about sex, using video messages, discussion forums and infographics.

Great Britain has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in Europe. In the past decade, sexually transmitted diseases doubled among people over 45 years old,…
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This Land

Interactive snowmobile road trip across 2,000 inhospitable kilometers of Northern Canada by filmmaker Dianne Whelan

In March 2007, seven members of a Canadian army rangers unit went by snowmobile to the most northerly point of Canadian territory, just a few hundred kilometers…
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Soul of Athens

Using photographs, text, audio, and film, audio-visual students from the small midwestern American town of Athens spotlight some of the city’s exceptional inhabitants and locations: the tattoo artist, the fashion doll, the banks of the Ohio River.

No, it's not the Greek capital, but the small midwestern American town that is the focus of this collection of student projects. Athens is the home…
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Tagfish

A blend of documentary, performance and video by Flemish theater group Berlin, which tells the story of the UNESCO world heritage site Zollverein, a coalmining complex in the German Ruhr area.

The Flemish theater group Berlin makes cinematic theater, a blend of documentary, performance and video. Tagfish tells the story of the UNESCO…
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The Wilderness Downtown

For Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait”, celebrated music video director Chris Milk’s combines music video iconography with the computer’s multi-screen potential to create a multimedia narrative that unfolds as the song progresses.

This interactive music video of the song "We Used to Wait" by the American indie band Arcade Fire was made partly to exhibit the power of the new web standard…
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Young Me/Now Me

Placed together, a picture from a scrapbook and a careful reconstruction of it 20, 30 or 40 years later tell an enormous tale.

The projects on Ze Frank's website put the visitor's creativity to the test. Young Me/Now Me is the latest in vlog guru Ze Frank's series of participatory…
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Soul Patron

A debut by filmmaker Frederik Rieckher, Soul Patron presents a rich media journey through the atmosphere and culture of Japan, led by Tokotoko, an exquisitely animated bunny.

In Buddhism, Mizuko Jiz is the protector of deceased children: children who died before their parents in particular. In the form of an interactive journey…
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Kenk

Filmed footage of bicycle thief and Slovenian immigrant Igor Kenk is transformed into a remarkable interactive, black-and-white comic book over documentary audio footage.

Slovenian immigrant Igor Kenk was filmed in and around his second-hand bicycle shop in Toronto - until his arrest for bike theft. The footage forms the…
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California is a Place

An expanding series of brief impressions of sometimes intriguing, sometimes alarming and always compelling stories the Golden State.

California Is a Place offers a look at California as part of an expanding series of brief impressions of people and places in the state. The subtitle…
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HIGHRISE/Out My Window

Kickoff to the extensive documentary project Highrise, which delves behind the myriad high-rise apartment windows that tower into the urban skylines of the world.

Concrete gray apartment buildings have been the most common form of housing for the past half-century. You can find them all over the world, and they all…
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Welcome to Pine Point

A multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.

The town was built in the 1960s, but closed down with the mine when the stocks of zinc and lead ore ran out in the late 1980s: literally torn down and…
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The Test Tube with David Suzuki

A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.

A small project from the National Film Board of Canada, one of the most successful and progressive organizations operating in the world of digital documentary…
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Camerawar.tv

This film project seeks to create a new and free way of viewing and analyzing through short grassroots films.

Camerawar.tv argues that the obstacles to progress at the beginning of this 21st century are too complex to get a grip on in a single film. Reality itself…
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Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake

Online remake project of Dziga Vertov’s classic.

Video artist Perry Bard initiated this participatory, global, shot-for-shot remake of Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929). The project invites…
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Graffiti Archeology

On the award-winning Graffiti Archaeology website, visitors can visualize the evolution of graffiti art using a custom interface.

In the words of Cassidy Curtis, one of the Graffiti Archaeology project's designers, "Graffiti is the chameleon skin of the urban landscape. Equal parts…
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Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

The visitor creates his or her own story from the collection of 163 film clips of prominent documentary filmmakers discussing their profession.

This web companion of the documentary of the same name that premiered at IDFA last year is much more than your average film site. The project, produced…
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Days with My Father

A poignant selection of photographs and text form a diary of the last years in the life of photographer Phillip Toledano’s father.

Following his mother's sudden death in 2006, Toledano began to spend increasing amounts of time with his father. Because his dad's short-term memory…
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The Crisis of Credit Visualized

This short Flash film with clear graphic design visualizes the root causes of the American credit crisis.

The credit crisis. Everyone has heard of it or even been hit by it, but few people know exactly how it came about. Jonathan Jarvis, a student at the…
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6 billion others

A selection from 5,000 short interviews with people from all over the world that reveal what connects people to one another.

The 6 billion Others project was launched in May 2003. In 75 countries, six reporters filmed 5,000 interviews with the goal of gaining insight into "the…
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Flight Patterns

Paths of air traffic over North America visualized in color and form

Data artist Aaron Koblin transformed flight patterns above the United States into colorful computer animations. The patterns that arise don't only provide…
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The Dumpster

A visualization of 20,000 blog posts from 2005 that relate to romantic breakups. The interface is designed in such a way that links between the failed love affairs become visible.

The Dumpster is an interactive online visualization that attempts to depict a slice through the romantic lives of American teenagers. Using real postings…
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Text Trends

Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends.

Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends. The project takes the content…
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Thanatorama

An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.

"You died this morning. Are you interested in what comes next?" On this morbid premise, you are invited to enter an interactive French webdocumentary.…
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Flick Radio

A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.

Everyday people upload thousands of new pictures to Flickr. Filmmaker Bert Kommerij joins the community, becomes a trusted user and discovers the stories…
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Exactitudes

A huge photographic collection of meticuously documented human identities and the similarities between them.

Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the…
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One Photo a Day Projects

A collection of videos and websites by people documenting themselves, making one photo a day for many years in a row.

Even though the motivations to do this vary greatly, the results are often striking visualisations of aging and the passage of time.
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We feel fine

Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from weblogs.

Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds…
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Emotional Arcade

firestarters: Emotional Arcade

A live event inviting you to play with real emotions, using brain scanners, biometric sensors and carnivalesque props.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyCBX9i0w7g IDFA, Brakke Grond and firestarters present a live cinema event on the intersection of science,…
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Exhibition: Expanding Documentary 2011

Interactive installations, immersive performances and other unexpected representations of reality, presented by IDFA DocLab, Paradocs and Brakke Grond.

Featured installations: Barcode Installation Hospitality C.A.P.E.…
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Live Cinema Event: Sex, Data & Goa

Live screening of two interactive web documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Goa Hippy Tribe and The Sexperience 1000

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Expanding Documentary Expo

Multimedia exhibition that includes the DocLab installation HIGHRISE/Out My Window.

IDFA DocLab has joined forces with cultural centre De Brakke Grond to explore the documentary genre through visual art and theatre. In the exhibition…
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DocLab Presentation: Back to the Future

The annual IDFA DocLab presentation, including keynotes by Zach Wise and Ophira Eisenberg.

Under the influence of new media, new kinds of documentary are emerging, such as interactive web documentaries. This presentation will shed light on the…
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DocLab Live 2: 3 Stories of Time & Place

Live screening of the interactive webdocs The Test Tube with David Suzuki, HIGHRISE/Out My Window (Katerina Cizek) and Welcome to Pine Point (Paul Shoebridge & Mike Simons).

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Review: DocLab Live 5 / Objective Stories

Live storytelling: the perfect antidote to screen fatigue – and a mighty enjoyable way to re-connect dizzy DocLabbers – after five days of screenings, projects, and talks exploring the future of narrative – with what we’re all trying to do here: share gosh-darned good stories.

Review: DocLab Live 3 / A Showcase by Zach Wise

Night 3 in the DocLab Live program, and they were lining up at the door of Tuschinski 4, for New York Times multimedia producer Zach Wise’s top web bookmarks selection, a bespoke pick of golden needles in that murky haystack they call “Internet”.

Review: IDFA DocLab 2010 Opening Night

Dynamic documentary expansion at the DocLab 2010 launch.

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Going Places

New media open countless doors for inventive filmmakers, and their audiences, to forgo the machinations of the industry.

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The Web Rocks

Exploring the web as a platform for innovation in the music video genre.

Create your own screening

At the Interactive DocLab Lounge (located at Flemish cultural center De Brakke Grond), you are invited to create your own interactive documentary stories on a big screen. Discover new forms of documentary while navigating through the dozens of online projects

At the Interactive DocLab Lounge (located at Flemish cultural center De Brakke Grond), you are invited…

Beyond Barriers

How should policy makers deal with the rapidly dissolving boundaries between media? Hans Maarten van den Brink, director of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, calls for a focus on content instead of re-organizations.

Written by Hans Maarten van den Brink The new government in The Netherlands forecasts hard times for publicly financed media and culture.…

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