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DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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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 it to his friends. This was the beginning of Mortified, which has grown into a multi-branched multimedia project since its inception in 2002.

Its core activity is organizing regular theater evenings at which people read their embarrassing adolescent treasures and put them into context, in what the site describes as “personal redemption through public humiliation.” These theater evenings have become a monthly phenomenon in various American cities.

Mortified has also published two books in recent years, and then there is the website Get Mortified. Here, visitors can watch live video clips with added animations and sound effects, or read the blog, which is devoted primarily to the cultural outpourings of the early 1980s. But, most important of all, visitors can submit their own embarrassing stories, poems, diary extracts, and photographs.

In the words of the site, “There are a million stories buried in the pages of people’s lives. Share the shame.”

Project details

Year of development :ongoing
Created by:David Nadelberg

Available formats

Official website