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IDFA DocLab: focus on digital reality

1 Dec

Last year, DocLab had “Interactive reality” in its title, this year it was  “Immersive reality”. We shifted from interactive to immersive, what does this mean? Since our physical reality is already both immersive and interactive, I suppose the novelty here is to question how we want to understand the role of factual storytelling in the […]

London’s new Interactive Factual Narrative meetup!

13 Nov

London’s first Interactive Factual Narrative meetup took place yesterday night at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (great name for a meetup location, no?). We where about 25 people, coming from all sorts of backgrounds (journalists, anthropologists, designers, sound editors, filmmakers, television producers, UX, artists…. it was refreshingly varied!) and all curious about how to bring […]

When documentary space becomes a whole city

22 Dec

Most people would agree with the idea that digital media has totally changed the way we produce, distribute and view documentaries. It is easy to see how digital cameras, digital edit suites and online distribution have become the norm in the documentary world, it is harder to see how much new media has infiltrating the […]

When reality gets “augmented” as opposed to complex

22 Dec

As I am marking my MA student’s dissertations, I am noticing that a lot of them are very excited about the Augmented Reality apps that they can now download on the mobile phones. While they use them to socialize in real space, and find the new local hip bar, I am starting to think that […]