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Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical

A thought-provoking and laughter-inducing dance on the grave of our inevitable demise, performed live by Radiolab in Seatle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K52vD4WBdLw Cataclysmic destruction. Surprising survival. Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly…
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Unspeak

In this web documentary based on found footage, journalist Steven Poole explains at breakneck speed how the public debate is being corrupted with “unspeak.”

Top-down, smart phone, big data, piracy, pro-life. These words have very different meanings but they have one thing in common: they're all examples of…
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Type:Rider

This surprising combination of video game and book maps out the multifaceted history of typography.

Gothic, Garamond, Futura, Helvetica, Comic Sans. There are fonts that some people detest, while others are loved immensely. In this app, a surprising combination…
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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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#Alleman

Fifty years after Alleman, theater director Bert Hana leads us through the streets of the Netherlands, digitally captured through Google Street View.

Fifty years after the release of documentary master Bert Haanstra's Alleman (still the best-attended Dutch documentary of all time), theater director and…
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Human Birdwings

An online mockumentary

An online mockumentary about Dutch mechanical engineer Jarno Smeets and his attempt to build bird-like wings and fulfill one of the oldest and biggest…
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Girl Walk // All Day

Girl Walk // All Day is an exuberant feature-length dance music film shot in the streets and public spaces of New York City. The entire film is set to the soundtrack, All Day, the 2010 album by the mash-up DJ

Girl Walk // All Day is an exuberant feature-length dance music film shot in the streets and public spaces of New York City. The entire film is set to…
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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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Gol! Ukraine

In 12 short films, hosts Oleg and Katya take us on a tour of Ukraine, which hosted the European Soccer Cup last summer.

An interactive tour of Ukraine, presented by French newspaper Le Monde on the occasion of the European Soccer Cup in Ukraine and Poland in the summer of…
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A crash course in parenthood, for women who are afraid to look worn out after childbirth and men who can’t multitask

It's easily the most significant event in the life of a human. Not only are the consequences huge, but to make things even more complicated, men and women…
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MAFI.tv – Filmic Map of a Country

A new generation of Chilean filmmakers joins forces on this online platform with snapshots of everyday goings-on in Chile.

Chile is an emerging country when it comes to film, and the new generation switches easily from fiction to documentary, like a chameleon changing colors.…
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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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9-eyes

9-eyes curates images found on Google Maps Street View

Curated by Jon Rafman, 9-eyes.com is a website collection that lets you explore the many unusual and unexpected images of people and places found on Google…
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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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Shit My Kids Ruined

What’ve your beloved kids ruined? Perhaps your couch? Your TV? Your marriage? Your dreams?

SMKR's mission is comic relief, commiseration and birth control; this is not about blame. If you’re a parent the hope is that you identify and cringe…
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Mobile Thrill – Shots of Reality

A machine that distributes unadulterated shots of reality to mobile phones

There is a mysterious machine at the IDFA Festival box office. Follow the instructions and temporarily entrust your phone to the machine, and you will…
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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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Awkward Family Photos

A spectacularly popular website where visitors share their awkward family photos with one another and with the rest of the world: clumsy photos of gawky people in embarrassing situations.

It began as an in-joke between two friends, and Awkward Family Photos quickly became a worldwide Internet hit, attracting millions of views a…
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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 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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Mortified

This multimedia project allows visitors to upload embarrassing adolescent treasures such as diary extracts, poems, and photographs.

Sometime in the late 1990s, Dave Nadelberg came across a love letter he had written as a teenager. Instead of putting it away again, he decided to show…
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Interview Project

A road trip where people are randomly found and interviewed.

In the trailer for Interview Project made for his website, David Lynch describes it as "A road trip where people have been found and interviewed." Only…
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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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The Machine is Us/ing Us

“Web 2.0″ in just under 5 minutes.

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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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Ensuring the Future of Food

Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This is the lowest among all major developed nations. Infographic movie commissioned by the Japanese ministry for agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Official description: Food is indispensable to our survival. But today, it is undergoing great change. Currently, Japan only produces about 40%…
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Le Grand Content

An associative chain of statistical diagrams that dissect human existence with a good sense of humour. Subjects such as death, school parties, hobbits and cable TV are visualized in overlapping coloured circles, graphics and connecting arrows.

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Duelity

Duelity pits Creationism and Darwinism against one another in split-screen, with ironic use of infographics.

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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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The Onion infographics spoof

A short clip from the satirical Onion News Network, about a large red dot emanating concentric circles on what appears to be a map.

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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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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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Live Cinema Event: Stories We Love to Forget

An evening packed with embarrassing, true stories told live on stage. With Micha Wertheim, Paulien Cornelisse, Kevin Allison (The Risk Show) and someone reading an excerpt from their adolescent diary.

IDFA DocLab presents an event around one of the most unexpected 'new' phenomena in documentary: true stories told live on stage. Although live storytelling…
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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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DocLab Live 5: Objective Stories

IDFA DocLab and Micha Wertheim from Echt Gebeurd present an evening packed with true life tales – told live on stage and on the big screen.

Including the New York storyteller Ophira Eisenberg (The Moth/Risk), the Texan stewardess Faye Lane (The Moth) and the online projects Awkward Family Photos…
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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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DocLab Interview 3_Ophira Eisenberg & Faye Lane

The ladies of The Moth talk balls (and explain how to spin a cracking yarn).

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”.

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Review: DocLab Live 2 / Three Stories of Time & Place

The second live screening for this year’s interactive IDFA program featured three very different web projects, which nonetheless hail from what seems to be emerging as the Godmother of Non-Linear / Non-Fiction: the fair nation of Canada.

Review: IDFA DocLab 2010 Opening Night

Dynamic documentary expansion at the DocLab 2010 launch.

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