Web Lab is dedicated to supporting innovation on the Web. In our efforts
to foster experimentation and creative ideas, we think we've come up
with a few good ones of our own.
is Web Lab's strategy to create groundbreaking "new media" projects
that combine the storytelling skills and sensibilities of independent
filmmakers with new kinds of "interactivity" that enlist the audience
as active participants rather than passive consumers.
together a carefully selected group of independent film and video makers
with new media creators, Crossover will create a hothouse environment
where participants can re-imagine and re-shape digital media to fully
explore their power to engage millions of people, not just as consumers
of information and entertainment, but as active participants and even
creative partners in a world rich with new experiences and ideas.
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accepting applications, please send
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Group Dialogue Technique
Lab's groundbreaking model for meaningful
online dialogues was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most
innovative ideas for creating value and relevance in online conversation".
Web Lab sets up simultaneous small discussion groups which encourage
"dialogues across differences" -- in-depth exchanges between people
with varying backgrounds and perspectives. Participants are encouraged
to shape the direction of their conversations and develop a sense of
ownership that is both powerful and unique among the Web's standard
asynchronous dialogue practices. (Learn
and most visible project, the Web Development
Fund (WDF) provides funding and support services for innovative
sites proposed by independent producers. The first two rounds of
the WDF were conducted in association with PBS ONLINE, which has also
hosted WDF sites. Web Lab has recently created a Web
Development Fund Partnership Program that will allow a range of
organizations - from foundations to technology companies to non profits
- to support innovative and unique special projects on the Web. (Take
to connect those who are interested in innovation on the Web where they
can experiment, critique, collaborate, commiserate, celebrate and expound
on ideas and trends, tools and approaches. We call it a Community
of Practice. Practice, as in try and try again. Practice as in makes
perfect. Practice as in what you preach.
us your two cents....)