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A Curated Collection of Innovative Documentaries: The MIT Docubase

A Curated Collection of Innovative Documentaries: The MIT Docubase | Ever Growing | Scoop.it
The open documentary lab

Via Robin Good
Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:37 PM

Robin Good's insight:


 Docubase is a project of the MIT Open Documentary Lab that aims to create a collaborative, participatory community around a growing collection of innovative documentaries curated by experts and outsiders alike.


Documentaries can be searched and sorted easily in a number of ways (most recent, most viewed, alphabetical order / or as a list rather than a mosaic). The interface is slick, colorful and simple to use.


More than 140 documentaries are already available and a selected group of curators has put together a number of publicly available playlists designed aroound key themes connecting these clips. 


Playlists: http://docubase.upian.com/playlist/ 


The curators: http://docubase.upian.com/curator/ 


A fantastic resource for documentary lovers and a great example of how in an open and participatory project, curation can play a fundamental role.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://docubase.upian.com/ 


More info: http://docubase.upian.com/about/ 


Suggest projects to be included: http://docubase.upian.com/contact/ 


Read more about it: http://opendoclab.mit.edu/docubase_conversation 




María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:13 AM

Great one.

Kimberley Vico's curator insight, December 8, 2013 2:41 AM

Incredible documentaries... something for everyone...!

Rescooped by Andrea Marrs from How to find and tell your story

Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction | TED

In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again.


Andrew showcases Twitter fiction done right by authors like Jennifer Egan who storyboarded her short story Black Box into over 600 tweets serialized by The New Yorker's fiction account.  Elliott Holt's short story called Evidence told by 3 characters. West Wing's fictional characters engage with the real world.  During the Chicago mayoral election a parody account of Mayor Emanuel. And the Crimer Show, with a feel of tv.  For nonfiction real-time storytelling, he discusses RealTimeWWII, an account documenting what was happening on this day 60 years ago.  

In the article How Has Twitter Shaped Storytelling?, which showcases this TED video, they include the Twitter Fiction Festival that took place over the course of five days in 2012. And more recently, Twitter partnered with Six Word Memoir to host the Six Word Festival.

Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:21 AM

This led me to a post from July An in-office TED all about fiction where Andrew's video was taken.  I'm hoping one day we'll get to see the other 3 speaker's from that evening - they sound fascinating.

The speakers covered ways that fiction operates in our everyday lives — from how jealousy makes us all into storytellers with a fine-tuned sense of cruelty to the new ways that fiction writers are using digital forms.

  • Parul Sehgal, an editor of The New York Times Book Review, gave a meditation on the “loneliness, longevity and thrill” of jealousy in fiction
  • Andrew Fitzgerald (video above), the head of Twitter News, believes that Twitter is fiction’s next frontier and that new mediums define new formats, which generate new stories.
  • Tea Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, looked at how family myths function, by allowing us to insert ourselves into an epic narrative.
  • Jonathan Harris talked about his experiences on the platforms Today & Cowbird, and his perception that we’re documenting reality, but actually it’s closer to fiction.
Rita's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:46 PM

Stories are where it's at! Want to get the attention of a three year old? Tell a story. I rest my case.