Drawing on MIT’s legacy of media innovation and its deep commitment to open and accessible information, the MIT Open Documentary Lab brings storytellers, technologists, and scholars together to explore new documentary forms with a particular focus on collaborative and interactive storytelling. The Lab understands documentary as a project rather than as a genre bound to a particular medium. In the spirit of MIT’s open courseware and open source software movements, the Open Documentary Lab is collaborative and committed to sharing knowledge, networks, and tools. The Lab is catalyst, partner and guide to the future of reality-based storytelling.
VR for All
Docubase’s mission is to showcase and inspire new documentary forms and the tools, processes, and makers behind them. We find our projects by looking at festivals, incubators, interactive documentary websites, art, design, and technology innovation centers and other tastemakers. We provide data about the projects and link to the projects or a website about the project. Through our new partnership with LucidWeb, we are now able to provide direct access to the projects. Anyone with access to a web browser can see these videos on an easily navigable platform. They’re also viewable on VR headsets. Making these projects accessible is an important step in democratizing VR and for the occasion, we put together a collection of noteworthy projects that represent the evolution of 360° documentary.
While there is a growing amount of quality content for immersive videos, the problem is access. There are very few distribution services and platforms that make them accessible to view on a web browser. By clicking the “Visit the project” link in the project pages below, you’ll be able to watch these gold star immersive 360° videos on your browser — no headset needed!