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Past events

[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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May Abdalla

Interactive Documentary Filmmaker.

May Abdalla is a documentary filmmaker and journalist who has been commissioned by the BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera English to make films and reports all around the world.

May also developed Alternative Reality Games at BBC Current Affairs and consulted for BBC World Service on a series of interactive projects. In 2011, she produced the BBC3 Our War multiplatform site, which involved sourcing 10 years of found footage from across Afghanistan to chart the personal stories of the war. Over 4000 hours of material from military and civilian sources were obtained. The series was awarded a Bafta and Sheffield Doc Fest premiered the site as part of its cross-platform docs showcase. In 2010 she ran “Give Your Vote”, a radical global stunt-come-intervention which used an SMS programme to globalize democracy. British citizens were able to give their votes in the UK election to those who were affected UK polices around the world.

IDFA 2015 | DocLab Interactive Conference | May & Amy from Idfa on Vimeo.

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Filmmaker, Journalist

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