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pplkpr

pplkpr is an app that tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships. Using a smartwatch, pplkpr monitors your physical and emotional response to the people around you, and optimizes your social life accordingly.

pplkpr uses GPS and a heart rate wristband to keep track of when you're coming and going, and when you're feeling emotional. pplkpr implements a complex…
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Interactive Haiku

A collection of 12 very, very, very short interactive explorations. To discover quickly, without rushing.

Memes, Vines and everything else pulling in clicks on BuzzFeed are designed for “Internet time”. We consume a lot of this content, and we do it quickly.…
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Why Srebrenica Had to Fall

The interactive documentary Why Srebrenica Had To Fall is part of an ongoing investigation lasting 20 years, into the circumstances of the genocide in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995.

On July 11, 1995, the Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica was seized by the troops of General Ratko Mladić. Dutch UN troops stationed in the enclave…
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The Perfect Human

The Perfect Human is a VR film, part of a crossmedia project about the impact of developments in science and technology on what it means to be human.

This immersive experience transports the viewer to a distant future where he/she/it can take the final step towards perfection. Experience The Perfect…
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Bycatch

Bycatch is a casual card game about the topics of remote warfare and drone surveillance. It is a simple to learn and quick to play game aimed at a broad audience.

Bycatch treats surveillance by allowing players to gather intelligence by taking pictures with their mobile phones. Based on these pictures players determine…
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Videos 4 U

In Videos 4 U, we find someone who needs help saying something and make a video to help them say it.

The first video of this series, I Love You, helps a woman named Maia say I love you to her boyfriend for the first time after eight years of dating. In…
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Jisr Al-Shoughour

SMART and OKIO REPORT transport you to Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, to experience the tragedy as if you were there.

Filmed inside the world's most dangerous war zone with virtual reality technology, the viewer is immersed in the disaster from which so many have fled.…
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Future Cities

Future Cities is a transmedia documentary about five emerging cities. Cities behind the obvious; because we all know Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai are booming.

Future cities tells the story of cities challenging these wellknown urban areas as it comes to creativity, (economic) growth and innovation. In video,…
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Selfies

Selfies is a collection of over 9000 portraits taken from Instagram, which featured first in the Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant.

To get the highest quality photographs all pictures tagged with "selfie" on Instagram were aggregated over a couple of weeks, then filtered through a face…
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250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia

Visual artists Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum lived in Philadelphia for 7 months. New to the city, they invited inhabitants, both human and non-human, to explain their city through movement.

Wandering by themselves, the protagonists recorded their trajectories, sounds and private readings of the streets, allowing the artists, and visitors of…
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Californium

Explore the worlds of Californium, a first person exploration game where you are a writer trapped into shifting realities.

Berkeley, 1967. You are Elvin Green, a writer whose career is not better than his sentimental life. Besides, the day starts badly : your wife Thea left…
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SUPERNERDS – A Surveillance Night

SUPERNERDS is a transmedia project about digital surveillance that merges a live TV show, a stage play and interactive media. During a large event on May 28, 2015 this abstract issue was turned into an emotional experience.

SUPERNERDS happened live on three main platforms. Firstly at the theatre Schauspiel Köln where the play "Supernerds" by Angela Richter premiered. Then…
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Kabul’s Portrait

In Kabul’s Portrait, Afghan-Canadian filmmaker Ariel expands the boundaries of modern portraiture by creating a range of riveting interactive digital profiles of contemporary Kabul’s storytellers, from artists and journalists to filmmakers, actors, and photographers.

Spanning class, place, and history, Kabul’s Portrait explores the complex experiences of a creative class who are survivors of upheaval, censorship,…
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The Cave

With a slow, poetic and contemplative pace, The Cave confronts the viewer with the supernatural power of painted prehistoric caves (which were none other than the first “immersive experiences”) as if you discover one of them for the first time.

With the immersion capacities brought by the Oculus Rift, the user travels through time and crosses the same landscape at the age of a glacial period (-30…
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Criers of Medellín

Medellín’s soundscape is contrasting. In this city there are voices of all kinds, including urban shouting from street vendors. They understand that clientele, like lovers, are seduced by ear, and they commit to this in order to sell their products.

The possibility offered by Pregoneros de Medellín is to tour the city to meet these vendors and confront their realities and problems. An interactive…
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Norilsk Film

The story about Norilsk, the world’s northernmost large city; a city that is home to 170,000 people living there all their life, people to whom ice or flame is just a child’s play.

We want you to appreciate the atmosphere of this city, meet its heroes, walk through the streets, visit factories, descend to the mines and visit their…
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The Parade

The Parade is an authentic fable. It tells the tales of Cloclo number 18, a cheerleader, of Jonathan, a tuning fan, of Freddy, who breeds fighting cocks and of Gros Bleu, a carrier pigeon.

On the beat of Oignies’ brass band and under the watchful eye of the giants, they live out their passions, inherited from the working class traditions…
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SEASONS : MORPHOSIS

Morphosis is a free tablet app to support The Seasons, the next movie by Jacques Perrin. The film sketches the key stages in our planet’s evolution and retraces the interaction between humans and their environment.

Morphosis aims to recount the metamorphoses undergone by living things that occur at different scales of time, switching between narrative and interactive…
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4Stars Hotel

4Stelle Hotel is a web documentary that recounts a day in the life of the multiethnic community that occupied the abandoned luxury hotel on Via Prenestina in Rome and transformed it into their own home.

For years Italy has found itself under the international spotlight due to the massive influx of immigrants, who are often forced to live isolated from…
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Offshore VR

Offshore VR takes its audience into a derelict, shattered drill platform far away in some unspecified ocean where something has gone terribly wrong.

Part mystery, part creepy horror-show, this documentary examines the potentials and ramifications of deep water oil extraction. The project connects VR,…
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Datum Explorer

Datum Explorer is a multi-platform project, creating an exploratory virtual experience of the English countryside from anywhere in the world.

A real forest in East Sussex was surveyed using a terrestrial 3D scanner and a binaural recording device. This 3D dataset has been re-imagined as an exploratory…
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Pirate Fishing – Interactive Investigation

Pirate Fishing is an interactive investigation set in Sierra Leone.

This interactive online game from Al Jazeera places users in the role of an investigative journalist uncovering the story of illegal fishing operations…
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After the Storm

While you might think the art of letter-writing is sliding into the past tense, imagine if you opened an envelope and out slid a stream of sound and moving pictures and still images, a mix of meteorology, webGL, tree rings.

This is a story about the markers that divide the way things were and the way things will be. An argument, or a death, a birth or some wanton act of nature,…
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KCR

KCR, a documentary and installation tracing the path of the defunct Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, through a spatialized archive of video, stills, text, and drone aerial footage.

The film takes the viewer on a meditative journey through one of the world’s most complex and conflicted megacities, exploring its urban and human landscape.…
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Racing Home

Racing Home, a highly personal rumination on identity, combines 8mm and 16mm footage shot in Ontario and Europe.

Racing Home was unfinished at the time of its maker’s untimely death, in 1996. Marian McMahon’s surviving partner, filmmaker Phil Hoffman, has assembled…
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Soundhunters

We live in a multicultural society with lots of languages. But one language is missing. The soundhunters project aims to create a new, universal language. A language of sounds, a language of music.

Who can do that better than a soundhunter? These are people who walk around with their ears open and listen carefully – footsteps in rustling leaves,…
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Who Are the Champions?

The World Cup 2014 has been played. Germany is world champion. Meanwhile, FIFA President Sepp Blatter decided to step down as past and future World Cups in 2018 in Russia and 2022 in Qatar are causing some controversies.

Submarine Channel presents Who Are The Champions? an interactive web documentary investigating the social, economic and cultural impact that FIFA World…
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Karen

Karen is fictional life coach, an experimental storytelling piece designed to be played out on your phone over 9 days.

You interact with Karen through the app. When you begin, she asks you some questions about your outlook on the world to get an understanding of you. Her…
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London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid

Immerse yourself in an experiential documentary on a group of young Londoners recruited to carry out secret missions in resistance to South African apartheid.

1960s and 1970s apartheid South Africa saw anti-apartheid leaders like Nelson Mandela jailed or killed for their resistance to a racist regime. It compelled…
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Face your Fears

We all experience and even fear fear, but without really comprehending the phenomenon and all its dimensions.

The multimedia project “Face Your Fears”, incrementally explores the unknown realm of fear. Each person is invited to help piece together this fascinating…
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Meet Thomas Drake

After blowing the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse within the NSA, Thomas Drake was charged under the Espionage Act by the Obama Administration.

Exclusive video provided by Edward Snowden starts off AJ+'s interactive documentary about Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security…
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Connected Walls

November 9th 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Starting that date, Connected Walls offered web visitors the possibility to virtually break down two North/South frontiers : the US/Mexico border and the…
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Utopia 1.0: Postneofuturistcapitalism in 3D

Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! is an expedition through a largely abandoned virtual 3D world in search of utopia.

It is an absurd idea, as the title suggests. There is no such thing as post-neo-futurist-capitalism just as there is no such thing as utopia. Utopia, literally…
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From the Factories

This is a research-creative project, a hypervideo web-site (in sum 330mins of video) with embedded transcription that renders multiple narratives.

This project shows how artists/designers live and work in Kwun Tong area (used to be an industrial town) in Hong Kong when facing the threatening Government…
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The Museum of Stolen Art

The Museum of Stolen art is a virtual space for art that has been stolen or looted. It is an Oculus Rift experience where one can enjoy artwork that is otherwise hidden.

The museum’s goal is to engage the public in culturally significant items that are in danger of disappearance. It serves as a photo array for a crime…
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Waves of Grace

Step into the virtual shoes of Decontee Davis, who recovered from Ebola and now helps other victims of the disease in a township in Monrovia, Liberia.

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that started in December 2013 was the biggest Ebola epidemic ever. Waves of Grace places us, virtually but…
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Sheriff Software

Want to play traffic cop? Thanks to our monitored society, you can. Visit the scene of a crime by live webcam or inform the police of an offense.

All over the world, simple webcams are used to keep an eye on city traffic. The images recorded by these cameras can often be found, unencrypted, on the…
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Someone Else

This intense mix of confession, radio play and moral reflection challenges two listeners to engage in a conversation with a stranger.

Every day we pass dozens if not hundreds of people with whom we’ll never exchange a word. They have different backgrounds, move in different circles…
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Super Stream Me

What does our attention-based culture do to people? For 15 days straight, Tim den Besten and Nicolaas Veul streamed their lives non-stop on the Internet.

Tim den Besten and Nicolaas Veul streamed their lives non-stop for 15 days on the Internet to investigate what our attention-based culture does to people.…
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That Dragon, Cancer

A personal game that offers new ways of mourning. Designed by the father of Joel, a boy who died at the age of four.

This poetic and playful game was designed by the father of Joel Green, a little boy who died at the age of four from the many brain tumors that began to…
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Walden, a Game

This first-person documentary game follows in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, attempting to live a self-reliant life at Walden Pond.

Walden is a first-person documentary game about the American philosopher, writer and natural scientist Henry David Thoreau and his experiments in…
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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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Rebuild Fukushima

Contribute to the reconstruction of Fukushima following the nuclear disaster, using construction kits based on Google Street View images.

A full five years after the nuclear disaster in March 2011, the Japanese province of Fukushima still looks like a modern-day Pompeii. Traffic lights flip…
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Kiya

Virtual reality deployed in the battle against domestic violence makes the viewer an eyewitness to a dangerous situation.

Every day, three women in the United States die as a direct result of domestic violence. To put it less euphemistically, they are murdered by their husbands…
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HIGHRISE: Universe Within

This multimedia project explores the lives of city dwellers and shows how online communities can shape the physical world.

More than half of the global population is now living in cities. Especially in larger cities, most of these people reside in apartments. The population…
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Famous Deaths

Installation art in which you experience the final minutes of a celebrity made as a scent documentary.

What exactly did John F. Kennedy, Lady Diana, Whitney Houston or Gaddafi experience right before their death? Their memory is still wandering around in…
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The Enemy

This installation and app invites you to step into the very heart of conflict situations and find out why people engage in violence.

Two combatants from opposing sides observe each other. We stand in the middle, confronted with their fears, dreams and motivations to fight. Created by…
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Bistro in Vitro

Blurring the boundaries between “born” and “made,” the futuristic menu of this fictional restaurant includes knitted steak and 3D-printed marrow eggs.

Knitted steak, 3D marrow eggs, exquisite lab pearls and exotic meat oysters are all on the futuristic menu at Bistro In Vitro, a fictional restaurant serving…
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Do Not Track

This personalized series on privacy shows who benefits from the online private data that we unthinkingly share every day with those out to make money off of us.

This personalized web series about privacy and the online economy shows who benefits from the private data that we unthinkingly share every day through…
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Cue China

This installation lifts unknown Chinese factory workers out of anonymity – suddenly, they are right before our eyes.

It would be no exaggeration to say that the labor of Chinese factory workers makes up “the fabric of our lives.” We wear clothes made by them, we spend…
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Exhausting a Crowd

This addictive tableau vivant of a packed Piccadilly Circus allows observers to attach a limitless number of comment “tags” to the people in the crowd.

George Perec’s 1974 experimental literary work An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris records observations of details that normally go unnoticed.…
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word.camera

An algorithm uses an image to generate prose and poetry, while a surveillance camera scans for faces and describes what it sees in “spoken” words.

The creative applications of artificial intelligence technology are becoming increasingly refined. A perfect example is this algorithm that, without human…
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RecoVR: Mosul, a Collective Reconstruction

A virtual environment that brings back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, raided by IS in 2014.

With more than 3,500 archeological sites, including centuries-old religious and historic excavations, Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul has the majority…
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Drawing Room

Step into the first “drawn reality” by Jan Rothuizen, about the “premium experience” of the tower room in an Amsterdam department store.

The visual artist Jan Rothuizen seems to be successful in every medium. Having perfected his half-drawn, half-written maps of the city of his birth in…
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Witness 360: 7/7

One survivor of the London bombings of July 7, 2005 talks about that day and gives us a sense of the trauma that still haunts her.

On July 7, 2005, London was rocked by a series of devastating bombings. Four Al-Qaeda suicide terrorists blew themselves up in the underground and on a…
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The Unknown Photographer

An ominous, poetic and virtual odyssey through the trenches of the memory of a photographer from World War I.

The Unknown Photographer is a virtual reality project built around hundreds of photos and drawings dating from World War I, found in a deserted…
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Quipu Project

This interactive documentary provides a platform for victims of the involuntary sterilization campaigns under Peruvian President Fujimori in the 1990s.

In the 1990s, during his 10-year reign as president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori launched a new family planning program that resulted in the sterilization…
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Network Effect

An interactive collage of an endless stream of video clips, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the Internet.

This interactive collage featuring a never-ending torrent of video clips, messages, figures, lists and other visual noise plays with our natural desire…
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Life on Hold

In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Over a million Syrians have flooded into Lebanon, where they now make up a quarter of the population. We share their experiences in 10 powerful Internet…
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LoVR

A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data.

Every second, more than 100,000 chemical reactions take place in your brain. But what does that brain activity look like, and what do all those neurons…
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Lahore Landing

This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture.

In Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan, a new generation of citizen activists is working to enact change in their embattled country. Four media students…
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Imperial Courts

A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles.

Imperial Courts is the name of a social housing project in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The majority of its residents are black Americans.…
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DMZ: Memories of No Man’s Land

A virtual reality exploration of the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea makes the paranoia of the Cold War palpable.

The Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) is one of the last remnants of the Cold War. The strip, 150 miles (250 kilometers) long and 2.5 miles (four kilometers)…
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The Deeper They Bury Me

A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations.

Ever since a controversial conviction for the murder of a prison guard in 1972, Herman Wallace has been living in solitary confinement in Louisiana State…
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Hive Mind Breakout

A collaborative ‘hive mind’ experiment using ping pong paddles.

Inspired by Rachel and Loren Carpenter's 1991 experiment, the DocLab Live audience collectively control a virtual ping pong paddle in a video game. The…
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Crowd Assesment

A playful investigation into crowd behaviour and audience participation.

Red Follows Yellow Follows Blue Follows Red is yet another outcome of Moniker's continuing investigations into crowd behaviour and audience participation.…
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Panel: Beyond the Roller Coaster

As part this year’s DocLab Academy program pioneers in the field of Virtual Reality will share their experiences and explore opportunities the medium has to offer.

Virtual reality has quickly become the most talked about technology in the media industry. It triggers the imagination and its possibilities…
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Financing Market: IDFA Crossmedia Forum 2015

At this year’s IDFA Forum, a selection of new crossmedia projects will be pitched to potential financiers.

The IDFA Forum is one of the most important co-financing and co-production markets in the international documentary industry. Its annual Crossmedia Pitching…
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Workshops

This year DocLab Academy participants can choose between three hands-on workshops by inspiring VR pioneers.

Alongside the festival program, DocLab Academy offers a training program for new interactive talent from all over the world. This program includes panels,…
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Virtual Reality Lab

New initiative to bring together artists and key players shaping the future of Virtual Reality.

How can we develop the artistic language of a medium before it is even properly launched? Tech giants are about to bring virtual reality…
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Industry Talk: Web Series

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of short-form and serialized documentary storytelling.

For all guests who wish to sharpen their awareness of the documentary industry and get up to speed on its latest developments, IDFA is organizing…
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Masterclass: Errol Morris

Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris discusses his work.

One of the main guests of IDFA 2015 is director Errol Morris. For the main festival program, he selected his Documentary Top 10, which are all screening…
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Film: Thru You Princess + Kutiman Live

The virtual musical meeting between an aspiring but unknown New Orleans singer and Israeli composer/producer Kutiman.

A year after the Kutiman's interactive music album Thru You Too featuring the unknown New Orleans singer Princess Shaw was presented at IDFA DocLab, a…
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Film: In Limbo

Feature-length documentary based on the interactive documentary In Limbo that premiered at IDFA DocLab 2014.

We are increasingly outsourcing our memories to devices. We record our entire lives in the photos and videos we take with our smartphones. But what does…
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Live: Sounds Real Interactive

An evening with live performances and interactive experiments about the art of sound in documentary, virtual reality and games.

Live cinema event about the art of sound in documentary, virtual reality and videogames. Includes a musical Twitter-experiment with the…
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Live: VR Cinema Showcase

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Virtual reality is without a doubt the most talked-about new medium of the moment. Pioneers like Ziv Schneider, Jan Rothuizen and Gabo…
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Live: Seamless Reality Opening Night

Join us for the opening night of the DocLab: Seamless Reality program.

A festive introduction to the DocLab: Seamless Reality program, with the program's curators, artists exploring the blurring lines between our physical…
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DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality

The DocLab: Seamless Reality exhibition showcases thirty installations and interactive projects exploring the future of documentary storytelling.

The selection includes a striking number of virtual reality projects, as well as audio installations, experiments with artificial intelligence, surveillance…
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Live: Performing Reality

Groundbreaking digital documentary artists Bianca Giaever and Anagram invite the audience to come and play with reality during a unique live cinema event.

Three digital artists play with reality and the audience. The event includes moving multimedia stories by Webby winner Bianca Giaever…
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Live: Super Stream Me

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

For fifteen days, Tim den Besten and Nicolaas Veul streamed their entire lives online, in an attempt to find out what our culture of attention is doing…
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Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

Exploring the artistic possibilities of artificial intelligence, perhaps the most frightening and exciting development in the digital…
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DocLab: Interactive Conference 2015

How do we redefine physical space and the art of documentary storytelling in the digital age?

The one-day DocLab Interactive Conference is one of the highlights of the Seamless Reality program. Digital pioneers and artists…
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DocLab Interactive Conference 2015 is now available online

Watch digital pioneers and artists present their most provocative works, lessons learned and visions for the future.

Jury Report | IDFA DocLab Competition 2015

Winners of the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling and IDFA DocLab Immersive Non-Fiction Award announced at IDFA’s 28th award ceremony.

Members of the jury: Hay Kranen (The Netherlands), Margaux Missika (France), Oscar Raby (Chile) Documentary…

DocLab Academy 2015: Open Call for Participants

Working in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media? Apply for this year’s DocLab Academy.

DocLab Academy 2015 is an international…

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