Digital media is evolving quickly and our language is at pains to keep up. Transmedia can be a misleading term - its use leaves out many possibilities of digital storytelling. Interactive, too, falls short for describing many of the newest technologies, as well as some of the simplest and most effective. This year for DCM, we unite forces with RIDM’s UXdoc programming and embrace all that is understood by the letters U and X - user experience. For the UXdoc Focus, we invite not only directors and producers of digital content, but also the designers, the backend and frontend developpers, programmers and artistic directors who work at translating linear stories into an ‘experience’. The UXdoc discussions interspersed over the three days of conferences will tackle the virtually endless possibilities and implications of new forms of storytelling - from BIG DATA to tracking, to Virtual Reality and backend design. Creators from all walks of documentary life are invited to these panels and debates, all specially conceived to help translate the language of the virtual into your respective realities.
Brett Gaylor (Do Not Track) | Brian Newman (Sub-Genre) | Catalina Briceno (Fonds des médias du Canada) | Christiane Miethge (Bayerischer Rundfunk) | David Oppenheim (ONF/NFB) | Franck Desvernes (PLIAB) | Harlo Holmes (Freedom of the Press Foundation) | Katie McKenna (This Changes Everything) | Linnea Hartsuyker (Harmony Institute) | Marc Serpa Francoeur (Lost Time Media) | Margaux Missika (Upian) | Marianne Lévy-Leblond (ARTE France) | Matt Thompson (Mozilla Foundation) | Richard Lachman (Ryerson University) | Robinder Uppal (Lost Time Media) | Sandra Rodriguez (MIT-Open Documentary Lab) | Sean Flynn (Camden International Film Festival) | Stephen Pite (Vermont College of Fine Arts) | Zeina Abi Assy (Tribeca Film Institute)