Burning Man – a documentary

Filmmaker Mike DePrez is fundraising on Kickstarter for “Captured” a collaborative documentary about Burning Man, the annual festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert which has huge significance in the story of participatory culture.… Continue reading

A Filmmaker-in-Residence

Good news this week from Cannes, where  Katerina Cizek / Gerry Flahive‘s ‘Out my Window’ was the deserving winner of a Digital Emmy for non-fiction at MIP-TV. I’ve enthused about this National Film… Continue reading

18DaysinEgypt

18DaysinEgypt is a project just announced that fuses citizen journalism and documentary, “to tell the story of the Egyptian revolution with the same tools that helped share it with the world in realtime…a… Continue reading

iDocs

It’s only a month now until the DCRC hosted iDocs Symposium that I mentioned back in the Autumn. iDocs is the UK’s first gathering to explore developments in interactive documentary and seems to have… Continue reading

Collaborative Consumption

“We now live in a global village where we can mimic the ties that used to happen face to face but on a scale that would never have been possible before…we’ve wired our… Continue reading

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I’m kicking off the year with some thoughts and questions prompted by looking back on 2010. I’ve noted a flurry of global projects this past year as producers have taken… Continue reading

Are you happy?

Today we launched The Are you happy? Project website. The project invites people to provide their answers to the question which provoked such a memorable response when it was posed by Marceline Loridan and… Continue reading

i-Docs Symposium

The Digital Cultures Research Centre ,which is the home of my research, is putting on a one-day symposium on Interactive Documentary next March – called iDocs. It’s being put together by DCRC colleagues Judith… Continue reading

Ain’t No Grave

I just came across a short documentary recently posted on You Tube by Chris Milk, director of the luminous Johnny Cash Project. It’s based on interviews with some of the fan / artists who… Continue reading

Out My Window

I’m going to be in Toronto this week presenting at a conference on DIY Citizenship – Critical Making & Social Media. It’s a very interesting programme and I’m looking forward to it. Before I go… Continue reading