Sarah WolozinUSMIT Open Documentary Lab
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As director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Sarah Wolozin develops and oversees lab projects, operations, and collaborations. She is dedicated to openness and access, as she curates, convenes, researches and writes about emerging documentary forms, processes, media and technology and how to use them for social change. Her areas of research include XR creation and ecosystems, hybrid spaces, place-based and virtual storytelling and the connection between them.
Wolozin has long had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change. Before arriving at MIT, she worked on award-winning documentaries and educational media for a wide variety of media outlets including PBS, WGBH, NPR, websites and museums. She started experimenting with the web back in its early stages of its public use. She has sat on numerous committees and juries including Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, Tribeca New Media Fund, the IFP Media Center, Puma Impact Award, Tribeca Storyscapes and World Press Photo. She has presented at Sundance, MOMA, SXSW, International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), Storycode, MIT, DocMontevideo and many other venues. She has a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University.