After a cherished heirloom breaks, a grandfather and granddaughter must accept the deeper loss that binds them in order to restore music to their lives.

Dreaming Up

Why is play vital to learning? Enter a world of clay snowmen, Lego propellers, and tissue-paper parachutes to see through the eyes of children how open-ended challenges drive discovery and build character. The maker movement may conjure 3D printers in the public imagination, but the underlying processes of maker education indicate a way of thinking available to all, no matter what materials you have to start.


What does it mean to be present? What does it mean to experience the world only through the process of creating an enduring record? This 16mm short is a reflection on the relationship between photography and memory and my first analog film project.

Geometries of Moholy-Nagy

Comparing geometries in a painting by Moholy-Nagy with similar ones in his sculpture, Light Prop for an Electric Stage, using vector tracing.

My First Time…

A gestalt of retro aesthetics featuring personal anecdotes about early experiences with the internet from the Berkman Klein Center community. What was your “first time” like?

Feral Trees

Ailanthus altissima—the tree in the novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. An experimental documentary short about this urban invasive species made in collaboration with Sarah Newman (stills) and Matthew Battles (narration).

Cold Storage

In a refrigerator upon a hill nested in a dense forest within a guarded compound—cherry pickers launch skyward to retrieve from the Harvard Depository’s 10 million books, films, papers, & microforms. A film and interactive website about the future of libraries in dialogue with Alain Resnais 1956 documentary, All the World’s Memory.

Eye of the Storm

Flying amidst the storm clouds of Boston’s historic 2015 winter over Harvard’s campus.


As a 5-foot 6-inch individual, I spend much of my day looking up. One day I asked myself, what would it look like to look up at me as I look up and what the vantage of looking up could add to looking at everyday objects and activities. Like what about the perspective looking up as the last drop of coffee at the bottom of a coffee cup?

© 2018 Cristoforo Magliozzi