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    At a dressing table-cum-hall of mirrors, the Chinese-American actor Bai Ling recites her monologue packed with self-validating mantras.

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  • by Dries Depoorter

    A chat room app for smartphone users with less than 5% battery life on their phone, on their way to offline peace.

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  • by Gabo Arora, John Fitzgerald, Matthew Niederhauser

    An interactive virtual reality journey into a world of ecstatic ritual and music.

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  • by Gabriela Ivens

    Recipes that have been crowdsourced from leaked emails are served up, along with the story of their origin and a discussion about internet privacy.

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  • by Lauren Hutchinson

    This innovative augmented reality app lets us walk a while with pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela, each with their own story and experience.

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  • by Rob McLaughlin

    Through the diaries of 17-year-old Yuki, this experiment in augmented reality helps us experience the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War

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  • by Ali Eslami

    This ever-growing VR city is a laboratory in which its creator Ali Eslami explores our possible futures in completely virtual worlds.

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  • by Shirin Anlen

    This machine learning installation questions the mental state of the intelligent machines we create.

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  • by Klasien van de Zandschulp, Emilie Baltz

    A rudimentary chatbot breathes new life into La cucina futurista (Futurist Cooking) (1932) by translating dreams of the future into new recipes and table rituals.

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  • by Margaux Missika, Yuval Orr, Malika Zouhali-Worrall

    Seven documentaries about a universal basic income explore our relationship with work and money, from Kenya to the Netherlands and from North Carolina to Tokyo.

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  • by Thijs Biersteker

    In this multi-sensorial dream journey that raises existential questions, artist Thijs Biersteker confronts us with the unexplored beauty outside our information bubble.

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  • by Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte

    Audio recordings of the notorious Rivonia Trial in South Africa in 1964 come to life in this black-and-white animated VR experience.

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  • by Lance Weiler, Nick Fortugno, Rachel Eve Ginsberg

    An intimate dinner experience that delves deeply into the tensions between human and machine.

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  • by Rahima Gambo

    A multimedia story encapsulating the experiences of Nigerian students who want to continue learning, despite the atrocities carried out by Boko Haram.

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  • by Shannon McMullen, Fabian Winkler

    This multimedia installation follows the hardy soybean on its journey from garden to dinner plate, escorted by robots.

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  • by Pejk Malinovski

    A powerful VR installation that lets us experience how traumatic it is to spend years living in a refugee center.

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  • by Leonard Cohen

    Twenty powerful animated films appeal to the senses in a rich portrayal of the country and familiy of an Iraqi-French journalist.

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  • by David OReilly

    An immersive audiovisual experience that transports you through the entire development of the universe, in a play of geometric shapes combining chaos and order.

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  • by Samantha Gorman, Danny Cannizzaro

    This augmented reality game explores our relationship with technology and how it impacts other relationships through a virtual pet fish that eats our emotions to survive.

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  • by Ross Goodwin

    “Automatic writing” will never mean the same thing again, now that artificial intelligence has written the book 1 the Road—using a car as its pen.

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  • by Frederik Duerinck

    Based on the visitor’s personal data, an algorithm compiles a unique fragrance that is generated on site.

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  • by Lynette Wallworth

    Technology and transcendence merge in this VR experience transporting you to the Yawanawá in the Amazon. Your guide is the community’s first female shaman.

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  • by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva

    Music and its source of inspiration converge in this mesmeric VR recording of Giacinto Scelsi’s notoriously difficult orchestral work about an ancient Mayan sacred place.

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  • by Mirka Duijn, Corine Meijers

    As you explore their workspaces, marijuana growers and coke barons tell you about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work.

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  • by TJ Hughes

    Play with your digital food to your heart’s content in this intentionally purposeless game about culinary aesthetics—and no need to worry about clearing up afterwards.

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  • by Karina Popp

    This sometimes uncomfortably intimate game transforms the daily grind into a mission: morning exercises, office job, chow down, repeat, repeat, repeat.

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  • by Wendy Gutman

    This richly cinematic VR piece presents an alternative history of human imagination, focused on our depiction of the horse from the beginning of time to a virtual future.

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  • by Anagram

    Enter The Collider. A machine built to decipher the mysteries of human relationships.

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  • by Steye Hallema

    Through mindless online swiping and scrolling, we’re all ranked, categorized and profiled. But what happens under the shiny hood of your phone?

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[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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DocLab Expo Specials

Join the makers of the DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook exhibition, and let yourself be surprised by sensory experiments and interactive performances, including a small culinary journey from France to Iraq (Flavours of Iraq) and a disruptive social experiment on your phone (The Social Sorting Experiment).

Financing Market: IDFA Crossmedia Forum 2018

New media projects will be pitched for a broad audience of attending broadcasters and other decision makers from around the world.

Industry Session: Creating Inclusive Realities

Drawing hands-on inspiration from immersive storytelling to create more diverse and authentic stories.

DocLab: Interactive Conference Live Stream

The annual DocLab Interactive Conference brings together digital pioneers, artists and thinkers for a full day inspiring presentations, visions of the future and collective experiments.

DocLab Academy: [The Brain] OpenLab

[The Brain] is a cybernetic theatre laboratory networking the audience together via mobile-technology to create an artificial-artificial-intelligence (AAI).

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