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Algorithmic Perfumery

Based on the visitor’s personal data, an algorithm compiles a unique fragrance that is generated on site.

What if everybody could have their own personal scent? Generative perfume design is the emergence of the not too distant future. Custom scents are created…

Eye of the Dream

An immersive audiovisual experience that transports you through the entire development of the universe, in a play of geometric shapes combining chaos and order.

An immersion in a dizzying sequence of impressions that follow the development of the universe and the course of evolution, from the Big Bang to modern…

Mirror Cookie

At a dressing table-cum-hall of mirrors, the Chinese-American actor Bai Ling recites her monologue packed with self-validating mantras.

“The pics and video[s] are just for your #entertainment, but my cookies are the real meaning in my posts,” writes the Chinese-American actor Bai Ling…

Volverium

In this multi-sensorial dream journey that raises existential questions, artist Thijs Biersteker confronts us with the unexplored beauty outside our information bubble.

Technology is increasingly defining how we look at the world. Like it or not, we are allowing our lives to be guided by algorithms that filter what we…

Uaxuctum

Music and its source of inspiration converge in this mesmeric VR recording of Giacinto Scelsi’s notoriously difficult orchestral work about an ancient Mayan sacred place.

Uaxuctum is a prehistoric Mayan sacred place in modern-day Guatemala. The temple city was rediscovered in 1916, and it has appealed to the imagination…

This Room

A powerful VR installation that lets us experience how traumatic it is to spend years living in a refugee center.

Wars in the Middle East and Africa have led to a huge influx of refugees into Europe. The displaced people are distributed across the countries of the…

Tendar

This augmented reality game explores our relationship with technology and how it impacts other relationships through a virtual pet fish that eats our emotions to survive.

Our smart phone use can be so obsessive these days that it overshadows our real life. With our heads in the digital world, we lose the ability to make…

Tatsuniya

A multimedia story encapsulating the experiences of Nigerian students who want to continue learning, despite the atrocities carried out by Boko Haram.

The Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram explicitly focuses its violent attacks on schools and universities—in fact, the very name of this extremist…

The Social Sorting Experiment

Through mindless online swiping and scrolling, we’re all ranked, categorized and profiled. But what happens under the shiny hood of your phone?

Through online swiping and scrolling, liking and sharing, we all leave behind a digital data trail. Social media and dating apps use this raw data to decide…

Pilgrim

This innovative augmented reality app lets us walk a while with pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela, each with their own story and experience.

Each year, more than 200,000 people make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Some do it only for recreation, but most have something personal…

Nour

Play with your digital food to your heart’s content in this intentionally purposeless game about culinary aesthetics—and no need to worry about clearing up afterwards.

“I'm better at 3-D modeling food than cooking it, sorry,” announces game designer TJ Hughes (aka Terrifying Jellyfish) in his Twitter bio. It’s worth…

Leaked Recipes

Recipes that have been crowdsourced from leaked emails are served up, along with the story of their origin and a discussion about internet privacy.

The number of emails that have been leaked in the last few years run into the millions. They contain information about transactions—some legal, some…

I’ve Always Been Jealous of Other People’s Families

This machine learning installation questions the mental state of the intelligent machines we create.

Every night, families gather for dinner surrounded by the invisible presence of intelligent machines. Through cameras, microphones and voice recognition…

Half Life VR

This immersive VR recording plunges us into a rhythmic “cyborg choreography” shown from 60 different angles.

Choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar are known as pioneers of contemporary dance. With Half Life, they present their most futuristic work…

Future History

The revolutionary years 1917 and 1968 are brought to life in the here and now through social media posts from hundreds of the historical figures involved.

In 1917, Russia was swept by two revolutions. During the February Revolution, Tsar Nicholas was deposed, bringing an end to more than three centuries of…

Flavours of Iraq

Twenty powerful animated films appeal to the senses in a rich portrayal of the country and familiy of an Iraqi-French journalist.

The flavor of apricot ice cream, the smell of gunpowder, the sound of bombings—the Iraqi-French filmmaker Feurat Alani appeals to the senses in his portrayal…

Eat | Tech | Kitchen

A rudimentary chatbot breathes new life into La cucina futurista (Futurist Cooking) (1932) by translating dreams of the future into new recipes and table rituals.

La cucina futurista (Futurist Cooking), published in 1932 by the Italian poet Filippo Marinetti, was a manifesto in the guise of a culinary publication.…

East of the Rockies

Through the diaries of 17-year-old Yuki, this experiment in augmented reality helps us experience the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War

During the Second World War, around 22,000 Canadians of Japanese origin were driven out of their homes. Their property was appropriated by the Canadian…

A Dinner with Frankenstein AI

An intimate dinner experience that delves deeply into the tensions between human and machine.

Even 200 years after its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still resonates. This brilliant story is a powerful metaphor for our collective…

Die with Me

A chat room app for smartphone users with less than 5% battery life on their phone, on their way to offline peace.

Die with Me is a chat room for smartphone users who have less than 5% battery life on their phone and are looking for offline peace. Only those…

The Collider: Chapter One

Enter The Collider. A machine built to decipher the mysteries of human relationships.

Enter The Collider, a machine built to decipher the mysteries of human relationships. This is the story of the space between people—and the electric,…

Algorithmic Gardening

This multimedia installation follows the hardy soybean on its journey from garden to dinner plate, escorted by robots.

Food cultivation is fundamental to human society and technological development. This multimedia installation looks at the possible next steps. Can a robot…

Ahorse!

This richly cinematic VR piece presents an alternative history of human imagination, focused on our depiction of the horse from the beginning of time to a virtual future.

We seem to be caught up in a transitional phase, where mankind itself appears to be changing. Driven by a desire for enlightenment, we speed into the future,…

Accused no. 2: Walter Sisulu

Audio recordings of the notorious Rivonia Trial in South Africa in 1964 come to life in this black-and-white animated VR experience.

In the Rivonia Trial of 1963 and 1964 in South Africa, 10 ANC anti-apartheid activists stood trial, among them Nelson Mandela. Although all the defendants…

10 Mississippi

This sometimes uncomfortably intimate game transforms the daily grind into a mission: morning exercises, office job, chow down, repeat, repeat, repeat.

Computer games often make use of the first-person perspective, but things rarely get really personal. In 10 Mississippi, game designer Karina…

1 the Road

“Automatic writing” will never mean the same thing again, now that artificial intelligence has written the book 1 the Road—using a car as its pen.

Can artificial intelligence produce art? When a machine is the author, what effect does that have on our perception of literature? As he himself makes…

The Industry VR

As you explore their workspaces, marijuana growers and coke barons tell you about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work.

The Netherlands is the drug capital of Europe. Marijuana is in the nation's genes, coke flows in through its harbors, and XTC is as Dutch as chocolate…

False Mirror

This ever-growing VR city is a laboratory in which its creator Ali Eslami explores our possible futures in completely virtual worlds.

If future humans (or post-humans) ever live in completely virtual worlds, what would their lives look like? Ali Eslami attempts to answer this by simply…

Earn a Living

Seven documentaries about a universal basic income explore our relationship with work and money, from Kenya to the Netherlands and from North Carolina to Tokyo.

What would you do if a universal basic income were introduced so that every month, an amount of money appeared in your bank account? Would you stop working?…

Awavena

Technology and transcendence merge in this VR experience transporting you to the Yawanawá in the Amazon. Your guide is the community’s first female shaman.

For the Yawanawá community in the Amazon, “medicines” have the power to bring visions that take you to places you’ve never visited in the physical…
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Financing Market: IDFA Crossmedia Forum 2018

New media projects will be pitched for a broad audience of attending broadcasters and other decision makers from around the world.

The IDFA Forum is one of the most important co-financing and co-production markets in the international documentary industry. Its annual Crossmedia Pitching…

Industry Session: Creating Inclusive Realities

Drawing hands-on inspiration from immersive storytelling to create more diverse and authentic stories.

Zahra Rasool, head of Al Jazeera’s Contrast, advocates and acts on creating greater authenticity and diversity in storytelling. Within immersive storytelling,…

DocLab: Interactive Conference Live Stream

The annual DocLab Interactive Conference brings together digital pioneers, artists and thinkers for a full day inspiring presentations, visions of the future and collective experiments.

Live stream of the annual DocLab Interactive Conference brings together digital pioneers, artists and thinkers for a day full of inspiring presentations,…

DocLab Academy: [The Brain] OpenLab

[The Brain] is a cybernetic theatre laboratory networking the audience together via mobile-technology to create an artificial-artificial-intelligence (AAI).

[The Brain]is a cybernetic theatre laboratory networking the audience together via mobile-technology to create an artificial-artificial-intelligence (AAI).…

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals concerning theme’s such as XR, audio, AI, taking place at Lava Lab: a design and technology…

DocLab Academy: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

A collaborative session with the Sandberg@Mediapark Masterclass about the do’s and don’ts of interdisciplinary collaborations.

What are the do’s and don'ts of interdisciplinary collaborations? This question will be addressed in a collaborative session with Sandberg@Mediapark…

Industry Session: Recipes for Interactivity

Several artists from this year’s DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook exhibition will share which role technology, story and the audience play in the creation of their work.

How do you present interactive documentaries, games, audio walks or augmented reality experience to an audience? This year’s DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook…

DocLab Academy: Kick-off

The official kick-off of theDocLab Academy, a unique program in which emerging interactive artists, storytellers, and documentary filmmakers gather.

DocLab Academy is a five-day international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. During this kick-off…

Immersive Network Summit

Invite only think tank event for experts from all corners of the interactive and immersive storytelling industry to explore next steps in developing the medium.

The Immersive Network Summit is a think tank event for experts from all corners of the interactive and immersive storytelling industry to explore next…

DocLab Expo: Humanoid Cookbook

This years’s DocLab exhibition is designed as a restaurant for digital art. On the menu there are more than 30 interactive documentaries, culinary performances and interactive experiments with human behavior and technology.

Experience the newest and best interactive documentaries, games and audiowalks. Immerse yourself in the VR Cinema, play with artificial intelligence and…

DocLab Interactive Conference

The annual Interactive Conference is back! Join us Saturday, November 17th.

The annual DocLab Interactive Conference brings together digital pioneers, artists and thinkers for a day full of inspiring presentations, visions of the…

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

The ARTIS planetarium serves as the surrealistic…

DocLab Live: Assorted Revolutions

An evening about simmering revolutions, future revolutions and irreversible changes.

When do we speak of a revolution? At the very…

DocLab Live: Eat | Tech | Dinner Party

What does the internet taste like? An unpredictable futuristic feast full of digital technology and old-fashioned good food.

What

DocLab Live: Leaked Chef’s Table

An interactive dinner based on personal recipes from leaked emails from well-known politicians and corporate executives. 

Artist Gabriela Ivens, together with chef Matthias van der Nagel (Fa. Peekelharing and formerly Inez, Club 11), serves a delicious Chef's Table menu based…

DocLab Live: A Dinner with Frankenstein AI

A vegetarian dining experience for people of flesh and blood, with artificial intelligence as host and discussion partner.

Is artificial intelligence a modern Frankenstein?…

DocLab Live: Artificial Stupidity

Live event about man vs artificial intelligence, with interactive performances by The Collider: Chapter One and The Smartphone Orchestra’s The Social Sorting Experiment.

Can humans still be saved, now that both climate…

DocLab Live: Humanoid Cookbook Opening Night

Festive opening night of DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook. With interviews and interactive performances by a.o. AI artist Ross Goodwin and food artist Gabriela Ivens.

Festive opening of the 

[The Brain]

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

A school of fish, a flock of birds or a colony of ants: these are all examples of decentralized, self-organizing systems that function as a distributed…

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An interactive theater experience that puts you in the place of the super-rich one percent for a single night, calling all the shots in our economy.

You can read the title as “LIES” or “EYES,” the creators say, or simply pound, yen, euro, dollar. However you look at it, this interactive theater…
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DocLab Expo Specials

Join the makers of the DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook exhibition, and let yourself be surprised by sensory experiments and interactive performances, including a small culinary journey from France to Iraq (Flavours of Iraq) and a disruptive social experiment on your phone (The Social Sorting Experiment).

The DocLab Expo Specials run from November 15-24 in de Brakke Grond. Admission is free.  

Looking for IDFA DocLab Volunteers 2018

Support the festival and expand your knowledge of new media!

  DocLab is the new media program…

Open Call for IDFA DocLab Academy 2018 Participants

The deadline has now passed.

DocLab Academy is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. This five-day program takes place…

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