Colombia VR Project #2: Medellin and the Colombian Book Festival

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After a successful week in Bogota at the Centre for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation, I traveled to Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, to give another VR workshop and present the immersive experiences at the Medellin Book Fair. The workshop was held at the Parque Explora, next to the Botanical Gardens, which has proudly jumped with both feet first into VR … Read More

Colombia Project: #LaPazen360 – Episode 1, Bogota

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After 3 months of shooting 360 videos and photo/videogrammetry over the Summer, Dan is now currently back in Colombia, leading the second part of the project. This part focuses on a “socialization phase” in which we organize an event in each of the communities we met and worked with originally, showing them the stories we produced in their area, as … Read More

The Importance of Journalism Following Police Shootings

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Two years after Eric Garner’s death on July 17, 2014, the only person at the scene who has been indicted is Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the police confrontation. On July 7, 2016, Orta pleaded guilty to unrelated weapons and drug charges and will likely spend four years in jail. Since he released the cellphone video to the New … Read More