Filmmaker, researcher, and designer


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?


Photos taken with an iPhone 5s.


Photos taken with an iPhone 5s.

Digital Archive of Japan Disasters

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, triggering a tsunami leaving chaos and destruction in its wake. One domino effect was the radioactive water leak at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complete with a level 7 nuclear meltdown. This video illustrates features of a federated online archive aggregating the many media documenting the events.

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.


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?

Border Cuts

I made this video based on the concept design by Lanfranco Aceti and in collaboration with Vincent Brown, during their time at the Beautiful Data workshop we hosted at metaLAB.

A Memorable Encounter

I made this video based on the concept design of Gudrun Buehl and Pietro Santachiara’s Voices Void project, exploring more intimate manners of encounter with art.

The Library Beyond the Book Playing Card Deck

The Library Beyond the Book is a publication in the metaLABprojects series authored by Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles that combines investigations into the storied history of libraries with insights into emerging social, cultural, and architectural forms. Within the book’s margins are a series of provocations of varying degrees of practicality and fantasticality as well […]

Ghost Multimedia Installation Project

A database documentary made in collaboration with Jeffrey Schnapp and exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art as part of the Host & Guest Exhibition.

© 2017 Cristoforo Magliozzi