Mar
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Networked Sensory Landscape Meets the Future of Documentary

At its heart, documentary cinema has always been an experimental medium. Its evolution has been driven on the one hand by the creativity and interests of the media maker and on the other by technological invention and the evolution of particular sensing, imaging and display technologies.

Some insight into the experimental trajectory of the documentary approach can be found in definitions and naming conventions that emerged. Where as John Grierson’s famous definition, the “creative treatment of actuality”, speaks to the object, Richard Leacock’s, “the feeling of being there”, emphasizes the audience’ experience, which strongly parallels the filmmaker’s in the task of making. The difference lies not only in the sensibility of the maker but also in the technological breakthrough that allowed Leacock to marry the motion image to synchronous sound, thus vastly expanding the horizon of what stories could be told.

For the past two decades, the story experience was expanded as media makers incorporated computational “interactive” interfaces into their work, inviting the audience to re-order the presentation on the fly as they explored an archive of short segments. In this phase, however, the documentary impulse continued to be defined by the primary sensors of the past: motion images and (synchronous) sound.

Today, the arrival of expanded sensing technologies is reshaping the documentary opportunity. In a new work-in-progress, DoppelMarsh, developed in the Responsive Environment Group at the Media Lab, data from a dense network of diverse environmental sensors are mapped to deliver “a sense of being there” in a re-synthesized, ever-changing landscape.

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Mar
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Explore Tidmarsh Farms

  • 100 Beaver Dam Road Plymouth, MA, 02360 United States (map)
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Get a jump start on spring!
Join Tidmarsh Farms' owners and Mass Audubon
naturalists for a guided walk around Tidmarsh
Farms, the site of the largest freshwater
wetlands restoration in Massachusetts and
potential new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary.
Snacks and refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Friday, March 3
rsvp@massaudubon.org

**Rain Date: Sunday, March 5th**

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Screech Owl and Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop
Feb
11
10:00am10:00am

Screech Owl and Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop

  • Tidmarsh Farms - barn at Tidmarsh West (map)
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Please join us for HPWA's first-ever Screech Owl and Bluebird nest box building workshop. All wood parts will be precut for you from rough-sawn wood. Tools and fasteners will be available for you to assemble on the spot or to take home. Species habits and box placement advice will be dispensed. Assemble one or more boxes and install them to improve your backyard habitat. Learn more about citizen science, watershed stewardship, and be part of the state-wide project, HOOT!  An optional 1-hour walking tour of the impressive cranberry bog restoration site, the future Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, will follow!

Registration Required

 

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Jan
30
12:00pm12:00pm

LO Research Meeting

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch  - Welcome & Introductions

1:15 - 1:30 LO Business and Announcements Glorianna

1:30 - 1:45 Update on the Mass Audubon plan - Gail Yeo 

1:45 - 2:45  Session 1: Sensor Landscape, Tidmarsh East
Brian MaytonTodd Anderson / Rob Vincent  + Discussion

2:45 - 2:55 Pre-Break Demos
Halsey Burgund / Donald Haddad

2:50 – 3:15 Break with Demos:  Virtual Tidmarsh / “Bog People“

3:15 - 4:20 Session 2: Short updates - Tidmarsh East
Gershon Dublon / Casey Kennedy / Alan Christian / Sean & Tom Dimino

4:20 – 5:20 Session 3: Tidmarsh West 
Alex Hackman / Jim Limbrunner / Rob Vincent + Discussion

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Closing discussion.

* Join us at Mead Hall for a beer * 

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Nov
19
1:30pm 1:30pm

NOV 19: Tidmarsh Community Walk

Join Tidmarsh Farms' owners and Mass Audubon naturalists
for a guided walk and talk about Tidmarsh Farms, the site of
the largest freshwater restoration in Massachusetts
and a potential new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Learn more >

Date: Saturday, November 19th
1:30 - 3:00pm
Rain Date November 20th - 

100 Beaver Dam Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360

** RSVP here **

for any questions,
Mary Griffin at rsvp@massaudubon.org

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Oct
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

OCT 2 : Tidmarsh Community Walk

  • Tidmarsh Restoration adn Conservation Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Update: We have moved the event to Sunday, October 2,
due to rain expected on Saturday.

Join Tidmarsh Farms' owners and Mass Audubon naturalists
for a guided walk and talk about Tidmarsh Farms, the site of
the largest freshwater restoration in Massachusetts
and a potential new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Learn more >

New Date: Sunday, October 2
3:00 pm–5:00 pm*

100 Beaver Dam Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360

*Please arrive by 3:00 pm to join the guided walk

RSVP (or let us know if your plans have changed)
to Mary Griffin at mgriffin@massaudubon.org

 

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