What is New Media_OpenLab?

New Media_OpenLab is a space for creating concepts and developing projects on new media storytelling. It is a lab for both theoretical exploration and practice-led research on new forms and platforms of storytelling in new media.

In NM_OpenLab, we aim to bring theory and practice together to produce open knowledge on new media storytelling. Hence, we make seminars and organise workshops.

NM_OpenLab is also a collaborative space for practice-led research. Therefore, we develop, design and produce new media storytelling projects, in which we question and re-establish theoretical elaboration and deepen our research. These projects may come out in various forms and formats such as new media documentary, database filmmaking, digital storytelling, data visualization, docu-game, etc. Here, we aim to understand different political, social, cultural and artistic facades of new media within a critical perspective.

NM_OpenLab is a space of encounter between and among storytellers (filmmakers, artists), scholars, researchers, programmers (aka coders), designers, etc. Today, new forms of storytelling in new media requires interdisciplinary teams. People from different disciplines collaborate to develop the language of new media, which shows a convergence in cultural realm.

Parallel to the convergence in new media storytelling, people from different disciplines should also come together and collaborate to analyse, explore, understand and develop new forms of storytelling within the new media logic and language.