Tag: interactive documentary

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Andrew Hébert and Daniel Shapiro. This week we check out some social apps for live-streaming video from smartphones, and we find out how interactive documentaries are moving journalism forward. PART 1: Mobile streaming apps Several social apps have made it easy to stream live video directly from smartphones while simultaneously interacting with viewers. We explore […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam’s (IDFA’s) DocLab conference and exhibit, the most well-established international showcase for interactive documentary, featured plenty of buzz (bacon ice cream made by growing meat in a petri dish! a coffin equipped with odors evoking famous deaths!), a lot of virtual reality and some provocative insights. But we were still looking […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How one blog helped spark the New York Times’ digital evolution (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. 30 years of research on gender, equality, and diversity at the MIT Media Lab (J. Nate Matias / Medium) 3. Internet shutdowns are the wrong response to national security threats (Deji Olukotun & Peter Micek / Access […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore how documentary video and interactive technologies can be combined to tell new kinds of immersive, in-depth stories online. PART 1: NPR’s “Planet Money Makes a T-shirt” This Emmy Award-winning project, created by NPR, raised more than half a million dollars via Kickstarter to travel the world and document how T-shirts are […] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

It might have given the average film festival attendee pause when they read the program for the New York Film Festival’s 2013 Convergence Program late last month and saw a panel titled, “Visit Los Santos and Blaine County: The World of Grand Theft Auto V.” But descriptive movie terms like “character” and “sequel” aren’t out […] more »