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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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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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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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Somebody

This free app injects human contact into contemporary telecommunications like a “message in a bottle 2.0,” putting strangers in contact with one another.

At bus stations, in hotel lobbies, even at film festivals – everywhere we go, people have their noses buried in their phones. Everyone seems so busy…
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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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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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A Short History of the Highrise

This latest episode in a multi-annual documentary project highlights the history of the vertical living, from the Tower of Babel to the skyscrapers in New York.

Katerina Cizeks's interactive documentary project Highrise, about living high above the ground, is also growing to epic proportions. After the portraits…
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Fort McMoney

A groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game in which visitors play the detective, unraveling the interests that lurk behind the Canadian oil industry

http://vimeo.com/78342452 Fort McMurray, the heart of the Canadian oil industry, is the scene for a groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game.…
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Reinvention Stories

This is an interactive storytelling web site, based in the post industrial town of Dayton Ohio

REINVENTION STORIES is an experiment in bringing real life documentary stories into the potential of an interactive environment. This includes a short…
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The Money and the Greeks

It is visible in the news, on the radio, in the newspapers: Greece has no money and is deeply caught in the crisis.

This project started in late 2011 when Florian Thalhofer and his later wife Elissavet Aggou traveled trough Greece to chat with people about how they are…
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COME/IN/DOC

A meta-documentary that reflects on the interactive documentary.

This project aims to achieve a greater understanding of this new documentary format assuming that our period in history lends itself to a deeper reflection.…
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Planet Takeout

Planet Takeout is a participatory documentary project about the Chinese takeout as a vital cultural crossroads in Boston and beyond.

You know the places I’m talking about: the tiny holes-in-the-wall with two or three cafeteria-style tables inside, an open kitchen roaring and rattling…
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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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Moments of Innovation

When Documentary and Technology Converge

Defining documentary has never been easy, and interactive documentaries and other new forms of documentary storytelling compel us to revisit our assumptions…
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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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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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Cowbird

“The most beautiful place in the world to tell stories”: a platform where users can share their life stories in pictures, text and audio

Cowbird calls itself "the most beautiful place in the world to tell stories," and "the free public library of human experience." This platform offers its…
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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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A Journal of Insomnia

The website as a confessional: insomniacs are asked to provide insight into their affliction, which will be used in an interactive artwork.

A Journal of Insomnias is a website that doubles as a confessional: not meant for sinners, but for those who can't sleep. In the first phase of this interactive…
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Here at Home

A live web documentary about At Home, a major Canadian housing project that gave homes to 1,265 homeless people.

In 2007, the United Nations reprimanded Canada because of the extremely large numbers of homeless people in the country. A year later, the government gave…
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Life in a Day

Life on July 24, 2010.

Life In A Day is a historic documentary film shot by filmmakers from all over the world. The documentary serves as a time capsule to show future generations…
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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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Worry Box Project

Drop your maternal anxieties into a collective virtual worry box.

A companion website to The Motherhood Archives,…
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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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Surprising Europe

An international cross media project contributing to the debate about migration to Europe and creating awareness about the real life of African migrants in Europe.

Surprising Europe consists of a documentary about the initiator of the project, a revealing nine-part television series about the life of African migrants…
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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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Big Stories, Small Towns

An interactive documentary project connecting local stories and communities in South Australia.

Big Stories features collaborations between small town communities and filmmakers in residence. The project is shaped through extensive local consultation…
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Africa To Australia

Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that follows the stories of Africans who came to Australia.

Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that tells the stories of African immigrants and refugees living in Australia. Using a multi-platform…
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Dear Photograph

Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.

Dear Photograph is a website that encourages people to 'take a picture of a picture from the past in the present' and post it with a message to the photograph.
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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 Prism: Krisis Greece 2011

Everything that newspapers and TV ignore is dealt with here, in 27 short films by retrained photojournalists, who capture crisis-ridden Greece in a creative, resolute way.

The Prism Greece 2011 is an online platform containing 27 multimedial films which gauge the mood in Greece in the…
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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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The Burning House

What would you rescue if your house was on fire?

It's a question everyone gets asked at some point. The Burning House is a website that lets a different person answer this question every day. The voluntary…
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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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One Day on Earth

Multi-authored portrait of humanity which celebrates diversity, connectivity and digital democracy.

Five years after the launch of YouTube, the number of people capable and willing to document their own lives and upload video to the web has grown exponentially.…
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iROCK

18 interactive journeys through the backstages of the huge Eurockéennes rock festival in Belfort, France featuring behind-the-scenes footage with the likes of Tricky, Kanye West and Slipknot.

iROCK is an interactive journey around the backstage of one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe, Eurockéennes in Belfort, France. In all there are…
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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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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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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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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: Out on the Streets

Digital documentary pioneers turn their interactive documentary into a live cinema event. With Insitu and The Prism: Krisis Greece 2011, both selected for the IDFA DocLab Competition.

Young digital documentary pioneers Antoine Viviani (France) and Nikos Katsaounis (Greece) present their interactive documentaries Insitu – Urban…
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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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