This post was written by Gerry Flahive, Senior Producer at the NFB who produced the Highrise project.
Documentaries emerge from the strangest places these days.
In March 2012, I was presenting our HIGHRISE project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You might wonder why an esteemed educational...
*This is a guest post by Kat Cizek, creator of HIGHRISE, a multi-year, multi-platform documentary about vertical living in the global suburbs. Find the original - and much more - on the HIGHRISE blog.
It’s the Next-Gen participatory media project at HIGHRISE: girls learning computer...
by Katerina Cizek
I used to dislike highrise buildings. I would drive by them, without much thought, and dread the elevator when I actually had to go inside.
These days, I spend most of my time thinking, living, breathing highrises. I’m the director of NFB’s Emmy-award...
This post was written by guest blogger Carol Arcus, a former educator with the Toronto District School Board.
Watching HIGHRISE, I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan, who warned us about the downside of the global village: “When the whole world moves in next door, everyone...
leah sherry is a media literacy teacher at the Monsignor Fraser Annex Campus in the CICO program, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).
When I first discovered Highrise: Out My Window (OMW) and interactive media, I was excited to fire up the LCD projector and...
This year, we’re proud to announce we have 4 projects competing for a 2011 Webby Award. The Webby Awards, sometimes referred to as the Oscars of the Web, are international awards presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for excellence...
It's been a big week for us at MIPTV in Cannes, France, and while we've been releasing information in bits and pieces, I thought I'd take a moment to group all the news in one place.
What is MIPTV?
MIPTV (and likewise MIPCOM) is an industry...
The 2011 FITC (Flash in the Can) Awards are coming up fast and this year the NFB has 4 interactive projects competing for prizes. It’s a People’s Choice Award, which means you decide the winner.
Our 4 projects are:
The Test Tube with David Suzuki (Experimental...
The following is a guest post from Katerina Cizek, who blogs regularly for her project Highrise. You can read her other posts here. The above photo is a still from the Rodney King Tapes, from the documentary Seeing is Believing.
This month marks the 20th...
The following is a guest post from Katerina Cizek, director of Highrise
On the heels of an Emmy nomination, the NFB's HIGHRISE project is proud to present a gentle reboot of our website.
HIGHRISE explores "the towers in the world, and the world in the...
Last week we launched the interactive section of NFB.ca. A few of our projects, including Out My Window, have been getting a lot of good press and are generating some buzz.
Rob McLaughlin, head of our interactive team, has been speaking at conferences and festivals...