Rehearsing the Future

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    The lab is open, and new doc forms are cooking! This interactive Industry program dives into everything the non-linear documentary dreams of being. Whether via live performance, immersive installation, or augmented reality, the expanding world of documentary storytelling thinks big—or maybe microscopic. Explore the dynamic network of new and emerging media.

    What's on offer for Industry professionals

    Industry Meetup: VR 180 Workshop | hosted by Google

      • event Created with Sketch. Monday 19 November
      • EYE Room at the Top

      A crash course in producing VR180 videos.

      Industry Session: Creating Inclusive Realities

        • event Created with Sketch. Monday 19 November
        • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal

        Drawing hands-on inspiration from immersive storytelling to create more diverse and authentic stories.

        Industry Session: VR & AR for Social Impact | hosted by Google

          • event Created with Sketch. Monday 19 November
          • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal

          International nonprofits and the BBC share their insights from VR projects in the field.

          DocLab Expo: Humanoid Cookbook

            • event Created with Sketch. Multiple dates
            • Brakke Grond Exhibition

            The exhibition in De Brakke Grond is set up as a restaurant for digital art. With more than 30 interactive documentaries, culinary performances and unpredictable experiments in which human behavior and technology meet. Come and play with artificial intelligence, immerse yourself in the VR Cinema or taste from alternative recipes for the future.Opening hours: 9:00 – 23:00. On site reservation may be required and some installations have varying opening hours.Free entry.

            Industry Session: Recipes for Interactivity

              • event Created with Sketch. Friday 16 November
              • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal

              Several artists from this year’s DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook exhibition will share which role technology, story and the audience play in the creation of their work.

              Immersive Network Summit

                • event Created with Sketch. Sunday 18 November
                • Brakke Grond Grote Zaal

                Invite only think tank event for experts from all corners of the interactive and immersive storytelling industry to explore next steps in developing the medium.

                DocLab Interactive Conference

                  • event Created with Sketch. Saturday 17 November
                  • Brakke Grond Grote Zaal

                  The annual DocLab Interactive Conference brings together digital pioneers, artists and thinkers for a full day inspiring presentations, visions of the future and collective experiments. With a.o. Sophia Al-Maria, Samantha Gorman, Ontroerend Goed, Rahima Gambo, David Desrimais and many others.