Professor William Uricchio (MIT)
Re-imagining the Documentary
About the talk: The digital practices of the past decade or so have enabled documentarians to pry their form away from the fixed linearity of film and video, and explore interactive, immersive, locative, and participatory alternatives. In part bound up with the availability of new technologies and shifting trends in media behavior, this development has resulted in a complex new documentary ecosystem. The talk will take up some of the emergent trends and possibilities in this environment, while considering their implications for reframing of documentary’s history.
About the speaker: William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT and founder of the MIT Open Documentary Lab; he is also Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.