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5 handpicked articles from the WWW

There’s so much out there, so here’s a few articles that caught the eyes of i-Docs over the past few days: 1. First up, a list within a list – ‘Six pros and cons of interactive documentaries’ – although the ‘cons’ are not really cons, more challenges which should push you to overcome them! “It’s not so much what building …

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Feedback Session with Jigar Mehta: What next for #18daysinegypt?

These notes are taken from a feedback session at i-Docs 2012, chaired by Arnau Gifreu with keynote Jigar Mehta. All the questions either came from the audience or Arnau, for more information about the  #18daysinegypt project, visit: 18daysinegypt.com Three basic aspects for the continuation of #18daysinegypt: How we increase participation? When does a project end? How do we build a …

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i-Docs 2012: Extracts from Friday 23 March

So, after a couple of technical difficulties, here is the storify for i-Docs on the 23rd of March! Going to be adding to it throughout the day, refresh and watch it grow.   [View the story “I-docs 2012: Friday 23rd March” on Storify]

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Welcome to i-Docs 2012: How to get here & things to do!

Arrival on Wednesday A fair number of people are arriving on Wednesday 21st at various times throughout the day. So we thought it would be a good idea to get everyone together in one place for a drink in the early evening. If you fancy meeting your fellow delegates in a very informal setting, come over to the Watershed Café/Bar …

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Participation and Authorship: First panel of the symposium

This panel will follow on from our opening keynote from Jigar Mehta on Thursday 22nd and will lead into our lab on Questioning Participation in the afternoon. It has been designed to stimulate debate around a core issue that kept coming up at i-Docs 2011, which relates to questions around participation and authorship. Here are some of the questions that …

i-Docs 2011 – Florian Thalhofer

Berlin-based Florian Thalhofer is an artist, documentary filmmaker and inventor of Korsakow, a software to create database films. Below is his keynote from i-Docs 2011, where he discusses this software, what can be done with it and his current projects at the time, enjoy!

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THE PIXEL LAB 2012: Last call for applications!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity, apply now for Power to the Pixel’s leading cross-media course – The Pixel Lab – beginning in July, just outside Berlin. The Pixel Lab is a unique, project-focused business development course open to European media professionals, with teaching from the top international practitioners and innovators working in the cross-media space. Learn how to create, finance …

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Interactive & Immersive Journalism: curated Scoop.it

Our very own Eva Dominguez is currently curating a Scoop.it page about interactive and immersive journalism. Recent scoops feature i-Docs keynote Jigar Mehta whose #18DaysinEgypt project is an ongoing crowd-sourced about the revolution in Egypt and 3 Generations, who create and curate compelling video stories to effect social change. If you’re interested in these new and ever changing forms of journalism, this resource …

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Webdocs – A Survival Guide for Online Filmmakers: free download

It’s very likely that you’ve come across Webdocs – A Survival Guide… before, but they’ve released a brand new update about webdoc software which you can download for the small price of a Tweet! This chapter includes the 3WDOC and Klynt software which you can learn how to use at our workshops in March – taught to you by the …

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i-Docs 2011: short documentary

A short video with some of the highlights from the 2011 symposium, including Nick Cohen (BBC) Siobhan O’Flynn (University of Toronto) and Florian Thalhofer’s (Korsakow creator) brilliant keynote:

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Awra Amba: Utopia in Ethiopia

Interactivity, collaboration and activism A guest post from one of this years speakers Paulina Tervo. Background  – why did the story turn into an interactive project? In 2004 I came across a small community called Awra Amba during my travels in the rural parts of Northern Ethiopia. Having seen a lot of poverty and hardship on my trip, I was …

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Into Eternity: free online screening event

If you haven’t heard of Into Eternity yet, nows a really good time to open your ears as they are opening a “window of 150 837 seconds of free on-line streaming of the documentary INTO ETERNITY” on both the 3rd (tomorrow!) and 5th of March. Have a look at their website for more details or visit tomorrow from 7.32am (CET): http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/ A bit of background INTO …

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5 blogs: the start of a wider conversation

Below are the blogs of some of the people directly involved in the organisation of this years i-Docs, they are all deeply embedded within the field of interactive documentary, come from backgrounds in theory or practice or both. This list is just the start – we would love to hear of more resources/blogs/lists/channels from the wider i-Doc community. 1. CollabDocs …