New narratives workshop - Curious Media

Experimental laboratory to discover the potential of new narratives

Registration open
18 Oct 2021 18:00 — 21 Oct 2021 20:30

The new augmented reality tools open our eyes to a new perspective on the world we live in. Can we, thanks to the new audiovisual narratives, convey reality in a more intense way? Can we go beyond the rational and appeal directly to the senses?

From October 18th to 21st, students and professionals will be able to experiment with new audiovisual narratives, to generate an immersive experience in their films.

The final output of the workshop will be a teaser + a pitch deck of their project to be shared and discussed with a group of experts from the MIT Open Documentary Lab, that has recently started its Co-Creation Studio, which brings storytellers, technologists, and scholars together to explore new documentary forms with a particular focus on collaborative and immersive storytelling.

Consisting of 3 online sessions and a hybrid face-to-face / online session, the workshop will be taught in English and will revolve around the following topics:


Imagination as a tool to heal the wounds of the past. One of the ways to overcome the past is to understand it and not forget it. The recovery of historical memory is essential to avoid falling into the same trap again. Can we, through the new narratives, increase this experience so that it’s stored in our emotional memory?


What place do human beings occupy within the ecosystem of planet earth? We are aware that egocentrism and eurocentrism are unsustainable. Even so, it is often difficult to get away from this way of doing and thinking. Can the new audiovisual narratives applied to documentaries help us feel more connected to nature, to feel that we are a part of it?


The audiovisual medium as a weapon to report injustices. If audiovisual works in general and documentaries in particular have the potential to report and raise awareness of unfair realities, can we use augmented reality to increase our empathy? These new narratives could become a transformational tool.


Session 1. October 18 from 6pm to 9pm - online
Designing futures
Lance Weiler will share with us his experience, showing us how the intersection between technology and art can influence the future.

Session 2. October 19 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm - online
New formats
Aleissia Laidacker will show us how the new formats and trends are reshaping the audiovisual industry.

Session 3. October 20 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm - online
Production vs. Impact
Michaela A.Ternasky will share with us good practices, things to be learnt and perceptions on how our production process can be impacted when we get involved with new narrative tools.

Session 4. October 21 from 3pm to 9pm - online or in person
Team work and final presentations
From 3pm to 7pm.Work will be done on each project with the help of the mentors.
At 7pm: Viewing and presentation of the projects; assessment and joint discussion on the results.

Aleissia Laidacker

Aleissia Laidacker

Creative Technology Director

Aleissia Laidacker is a Creative Technology Director with over 20 years experience in the Immersive...

Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler

Storyteller and emerging media artist

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, emerging media artist, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumnus of...

Michaela Ternasky-Holland

Michaela Ternasky-Holland


Michaela Ternasky-Holland is a multi-racial Emmy, Webby, and Sheffield Doc/Fest award-winning docume...

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Experimental laboratory for traditional creators to explore the potential of new narrative forms.
Seats are limited and are going to be filled on a rolling basis. The cost for participants is 35 euros.
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