Coco Fusco: “A Performance Approach to Primate Politics”

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

Coco Fusco New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco will consider the critical responses to the original Planet of the Apes films, focusing in particular on the interpretation of the films as critiques of American race relations during the 1960's and '70's. She will also discuss her interest in exploring the strategies used in […]

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.

A Conversation with Guy Maddin

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

In a conversation with William Uricchio, Maddin will discuss why we should bother digging up filmic and narrative memories from oblivion.

Thomas Elsaesser: “Media Archaeology as Symptom”

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

Is media archaeology a (viable) disciplinary subject or a (valuable) symptom also of changes in our ideas of history, causality and contingency?

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.

India and Indianisms: Documentary Master Classes

Open area opposite E15-320 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Come attend screenings of documentary films followed by discussions on a few things that define India today – love, innovation and spies.

Thomas Allen Harris: “Collective Wisdom” Keynote

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

In conversation with MIT Professor Vivek Bald, critically-acclaimed filmmaker and artist Thomas Allen Harris will reveal his process, experiences, and unexpected outcomes working with communities in online and offline shared spaces and places. Livestream starting at 5pm.

Screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Filmmakers Myron Dewey, Josh Fox and James Spione spent months on the front lines documenting North Dakota’s violent response to the peaceful water protectors.

The Battle of Algiers as Ghost Archive: Specters of a Muslim International

MIT Building 4, Room 270 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA

Sohail Daulatzai on The Battle of Algiers' "competing narratives, a battleground over the meaning and memory of decolonization and Western power, and a site for challenging the current imperial consensus."

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.