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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Interactive Conference 2017 talks are now online

You can now catch up on all of the talks from the 5th DocLab Interactive Conference, featuring artists and thinkers from across the industry.

The 5th DocLab Interactive Conference at IDFA 2017 brought together leading professionals from the world of art, technology, science and documentary for a day full of inspiring presentations, visions of the future and audience experiments. Listen to talks by Memo Akten, Jonathan Puckey, Micha Wertheim, Yasmin Elayat, Lauren McCarthy, Emilie Baltz, Klasien van de Zandschulp, and IDFA guest of honor Jonathan Harris, and more.


Memo Akten works with computation as a medium, exploring collisions between nature, science, technology, ethics, ritual, tradition and religion.


Yasmin Elayat is co-founder & creative director at Scatter, an award-winning immersive media studio pioneering a novel approach to VR storytelling called volumetric filmmaking.


Brett Gaylor talks about the “internet of things”, the array of interconnected products flooding our world that range from the supremely stupid to the absolutely terrifying.


Micha Wertheim made theatre history with Somewhere Else (Ergens Anders), When audiences were expecting him to appear for his gig on stage, Micha was actually somewhere else entirely…


Lauren McCarthy explores the smart home, the tensions between intimacy and privacy, and the role of human labor in the future of automation.

You can find the full lineup of talks online here.