DV Lab: Documenting Science Through Video and New Media
21A.339J DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media (Same subject as STS.064J) 3-3-6 HASS Lec: T2-5, Lab: R2-5. 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. Readings drawn from social studies of science as well as from documentary film theory. 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 in addition to class time. Enrollment limited. Video by Chris Boebel. Footage: AMPS/MIT Libraries, Prelinger Archives, Harold E. Edgerton Collection, Debbie Douglas, MIT Museum. Audio: molecular code, http://www.myspace.com/molecularcode
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