Past events

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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Waterlife

The importance of water and the problems associated with it in the Great Lakes. Examined in 23 distinctly themed sections, using text, image and sound.

The Great Lakes on the border of the United States and Canada contain 20% of the fresh water on the earth’s surface. They are currently undergoing rapid change, and not for the better.

As the introductory text for the Waterlife project points out, “Something’s not quite right with the water.” Worse than that, and as any visitor to Waterlife will quickly notice, something’s very wrong with the water indeed.

In distinctly themed sections, the site discusses water-related issues and the problems now threatening the Great Lakes. Each section starts with the words “Water is,” followed by subjects such as “Fishing,” “Pollution,” or “Responsibility.”

Although users are free to choose their own route through the information, there is a clear structure to the arrangement of the 23 elements comprising Waterlife: the site first emphasizes the importance of water in our lives and then explores current problems and potential counteractive measures.

Project details

Year of development :2009
Created by:Kevin McMahon
With:National Film Board of Canada

Available formats

Official website

http://waterlife.nfb.ca