Open Space New Media Documentary examines an emerging and significant area of documentary practice in the twenty-first century: community-based new media documentary projects that move across platforms and utilize participatory modalities. The book offers an innovative theorization of these collaborative and collective new media practices, which the authors term "open space," gesturing towards a more contextual critical nexus of technology, form, histories, community, convenings, collaborations, and mobilities. It looks at a variety of low cost, sustainable and scalable documentary projects from across the globe, where new technologies meet places and people in Argentina, Canada, India, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, Ukraine, and the USA.

chapter 1|16 pages

Why Open Space?

chapter 2|18 pages

Small Places

chapter 3|22 pages

Designing Encounters

chapter 4|22 pages

Polyphonic Collaborations

chapter 5|20 pages

Inviting Spaces

chapter 6|16 pages

Working Principles