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.
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.
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?
A stop motion animation adopting the writing and erasure cycle of a palimpsest. A trailer for the like-named book on the history of writing by my colleague, Matthew Battles.
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).
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.
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.
Flying amidst the storm clouds of Boston’s historic 2015 winter over Harvard’s campus.
Curarium — what is it? Even if you pegged it as an aquarium for curating, what exactly does that mean? To point out some of the features and functions that Curarium enables with various types of collections, I put together this animation for the metaLAB at Harvard.
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.
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.
Out at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts there are many stories to tell. How do the books come to and from campus nearly an hour away?
A short shot as a test of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera featuring Jacob Sherburne.
A reel with select clips from the short films I made in college.
Fetchnotes is a note-taking app, which uses hashtags, “@” symbols, and other conventions to expedite the quick dump and retrieval of ideas both singularly and socially.
Startup Institute works with professionals, career changers, and dynamic individuals to equip them with the skills needed to have an immediate impact on the startup company they join.
Favecast is an app for a community driven to discover and share great places through video.
The goal of the project (ongoing) is to tell the stories of entrepreneurs and innovators who are struggling to create companies and jobs in the US.
Protesters rally against Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s administration following crackdowns on freedom of expression & right to assembly.
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.
I spent the first half of 2012 working with the White House Office of Digital Strategy video team.
Capturing a combination of stills and high-speed video, this project set out to highlight the contrast between the bustle of the New York everyday and those moments in life that teach us that every gaze is a destination—not just that place where your meeting will be in 20 minutes. This December time lapse began in […]
With tips assembled from barefoot running research, the pose method, and studying the pros, this video was intended to simplify proper running technique into a 30 second starter package.
Produced for Greatist to put a twist on the age-old Thanksgiving question: does turkey makes you sleepy? Preparation for this piece included clay turkey sculpting and choreographing a turkey touchdown dance.
One afternoon I set out to capture some of the little details that make Madison Square Park an oasis amidst the Manhattan urban landscape. Produced for Greatist, a health, fitness, & wellness website based in New York City.
I spent the summer of 2011 documenting the micro-finance work of Opportunity International in Ghana.
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