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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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William Uricchio

Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, Principal Investigator of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University.

He’s also Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab (formerly the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab), and he’s interested in the interplay of media technologies and cultural practices. In particular, through the work of the Open Documentary Lab <http://opendoclab.mit.edu>, he and his team explore participatory, interactive and location-based storytelling, as well as the new distribution possibilities available to documentary makers. At last year’s IDFA DocLab, he presented Moments of Innovation <http://momentsofinnovation.mit.edu>, a project that puts the history of innovation and documentary into conversation.
Uricchio has held visiting professorships in Germany, Sweden, China and Denmark, is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg), and winner of the Berlin Prize. His research has been supported by Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright research fellowships, and he is currently writing about the cultural work of algorithms.

IDFA 2015 | DocLab Interactive Conference | William Uricchio from Idfa on Vimeo.

Profile details

Works at: MIT, Utrecht University Based in: Utrecht, The Netherlands Website

Field of expertise

Professor and Director of MIT Comparative Media

Contact

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MIT E15-313, 77 Massachusetts Cambridge MA 02143 USA



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