Exit Zero: Documentary Filmmaking, Historical Memory, and Personal Voice

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Filmmakers Chris Boebel and Chris Walley on the making of Exit Zero, an in-progress documentary film about deindustrialization, community, class, and family in a former steel mill region in southeast Chicago.

Mapping the Urban Database Documentary

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

The urban database documentary is a mode of media art practice that uses structural systems as generative processes and organizational frameworks to explore the lived experience of place.

Philip Jones: “Gaming in Color”

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Gaming in Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

The Art, Ethics and Technology of Documentary Co-Creation

MIT Building 66, Room 110 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

A panel on the history and potential for documentarians to co-create with citizens, social scientists, technologists and performing artists, with the aim to both create artful meaning and foster concrete political action.

Sandra Gaudenzi: “Digital Me Demo & Feedback Session”

Digital Me, an interactive documentary, is a private experience that uses personalization to make you reflect on your multiple and hybrid (digital/physical) personalities while guaranteeing you the ownership of the data that is retrieved about yourself.

Virtual Reality Meets Documentary: A Deeper Look

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

A panel with some of the leading creators in virtual reality -- Raney Aronson-Rath, Jessica Brillhart, Nonny de la Peña, and Caspar Sonnen -- to better understand VR’s potentials and implications for documentary and journalism.

The Networked Sensory Landscape Meets the Future of Documentary

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Glorianna Davenport presents DoppelMarsh, data from a dense network of diverse environmental sensors mapped to deliver “a sense of being there” in a re-synthesized, ever-changing landscape.

Civic Arts Series: Daniel Bacchieri

MIT Building E15, Room 001 ("The Cube") 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Brazilian journalist Daniel Bacchieri and his StreetMusicMap collaborators are exploring the creative possibilities of collective story-telling through performance.

Civic Arts Series: Myron Dewey

MIT Building E15, Room 001 ("The Cube") 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Myron Dewey has pioneered the blending of citizen monitoring, documentary filmmaking, and social networking in the cause of environment, social justice and indigenous people's rights.

Vivek Bald, “If I Could Reach the Border…”

MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Common Area) 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Vivek Bald will read from a new essay that uses a teenage encounter with police and the justice system to explore questions of immigrant acceptability, racialization, and the South Asians American embrace of model minority status.