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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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Self-Portrait With Lab

Self-Portrait With Lab

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:40 | 12372 views

Video by: Christina Agapakis (2010) My first project for 21A.339 Documenting Science Through Video and New Media. A day in the lab, but with much faster editing. My lab works on synthetic biology, engineering cells to produce fuels or as...

The Engineer's Burden?

The Engineer's Burden?

Added over 6 years ago | 00:05:59 | 18708 views

Video by: Melissa Edoh (2010) Lately, seeing flyers about technology-oriented development projects targeting Africa around MIT has had me reflecting on the history of "technology transfer" in Africa; mainly because the language of intern...

Designing an Edible Forest Garden

Designing an Edible Forest Garden

Added over 6 years ago | 00:10:19 | 15026 views

Video by: Alice Lee (2010) Wellesley College students and faculty redefine what a garden is, by creating an "edible forest."

Lighter, Cheaper, Stronger

Added over 6 years ago | 00:10:18 | 14496 views

Video by: Canay Ozden (2010) Prostheses are critical body extensions. They should naturally fit the body, lend themselves to customization, and be affordable, none of which are provided by today’s industry. Nadya Peek, of MIT's "Fa...

MIT Rambax Rehearsal

MIT Rambax Rehearsal

Added over 6 years ago | 00:06:11 | 11300 views

Video by: Melissa Edoh (2010) "Direct Cinema" exercise: A sneak peek into a typical rehearsal of Rambax, MIT's Senegalese Drumming Ensemble.

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Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences