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Edgy Interactive at IDFA’s DocLab 2019

IDFA DocLab, led by the indefatigable Caspar Sonnen, is one of the premier sites worldwide to view experiment in audio-visual interactive art. In 2019, new work was loosely collected around the theme...

IDFA 2019: The Power of Public Memory in Documentary Film

The International Documentary Festival at Amsterdam (IDFA) is the annual über-showcase of documentary film from all over the world, and a pilgrimage site for doc lovers. Its temple is the Tuschinski...

Software Preservationists Need, Want—and Now Have–Better Fair Use Knowledge

A just-completed survey of Software Preservation Network members shows that the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation is a needed and welcome tool to get their work done....

Why a Show Known for Its Phallic Humor is Promoting Reproductive Rights

One of the most progressive shows on Netflix right now may be a cartoon about two pubescent boys. While one might not expect a show featuring traditionally masculine humor to be a champion of female...

New CMSI Study Reveals How Major TV Programs and Newspapers (Mis)Represented Homelessness and Housing Security Issues in 2018

New research highlighting portrayals of homelessness in news and popular culture in 2018

Yes, And…Laughter Lab: Creating new collaboration between comedy and social justice

A communication and social neuroscience scholar recaps the inaugural event.

Race and Class at AFI Fest

Some of this content is used with permission of Documentary.org. Some of the most moving and thought-provoking documentaries I watched at AFI Fest in June went to the heart of racial and class...

Who’s Looking Out for Social Media Creators?

Netflix documentaries. Beauty tutorials. Unboxing videos. Being an audio-visual creator is changing as fast as platforms change their algorithms. Creators face new opportunities and threats in the...

Social change with the ‘aid’ of Twitter

The popularity of social networking sites such as Twitter continues to grow, especially among marginalized communities around the world. Can their reach help organizations for international...

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