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DV Lab

21A.339J/STS.064J DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media, 3-3-6 HASS, An introductory exploration of documentary film theory and production, focusing on documentaries about science, engineering, and related fields. Students engage in digital video production as well as social and media analysis of science documentaries. The class uses documentary video making as a tool to explore the worlds of science and engineering, as well as a tool for thinking analytically about media itself and the social worlds in which science is embedded. Class includes a lab component devoted to digital video production.
Instructors: Chris Walley and Chris Boebel

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Video by: Caterina Scaramelli (2013)   Technology, for Public Lab, does not simply shape how people see the world: how communities see the world shapes the kinds of technologies they learn to build, modify, and put to...

The Orange Moon: An Interview With Maria Stenzel

The Orange Moon: An Interview With ...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:04:24 | 2050 views

Video by: Pablo Correa Torres and Aakanksha Sarda (2012)An interview with Maria Stenzel a freelance photojournalist specializing in environmental issues (National Geographic Magazine). Since 1996 she have been documenting stories in...



Added over 3 years ago | 00:10:44 | 3440 views

Video by: Caterina Scaramelli (2012)   How do storytelling, science and play come together? This video documents the efforts of two educators, a scientist and a performance artist, to understand how teenagers explore ...

Rocks, Bands, Logic

Rocks, Bands, Logic

Added over 3 years ago | 00:13:29 | 3712 views

Video by: Lan Li  (2011) A short film exploring themes in visual representations of science and perceptions of self through three graduate students at MIT. Converging experiences in geosciences, theoretical physics, and compute...



Added almost 4 years ago | 00:03:38 | 8718 views

Video by: Lan Li (2011) This exercise on direct cinema counterpoints two styles of performance: Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek lecturing on quantum physics and his student, second year graduate student in theoretical physics, Timothy Hsieh...

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Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences