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Date & Time
Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 pm
Admission
Free; no reservations required
Venue
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Description

Please join us for a Reception and Transmission as we celebrate the official launch of CDS Shortwave, a project of the Center for Documentary Studies’ DocX lab: The experimental website showcases the documentary arts on an interactive, immersive digital platform inspired by analog modes of discovery.

The metaphor of a shortwave radio resonated for us—staff at CDS and students in the MFA|EDA program—with its connotations of transmitting and receiving, of participation and discovery across great distances. On a desktop (where you can use your smartphone as a tuner) you can discover fresh ways to engage with stories that incorporate audio, photography, film, writing, and new media. With the mobile version of CDS Shortwave, you can listen anywhere you are (think phone as portable radio). Desktop or mobile, different content appears every time you visit: Three mix stations feature a variety of stories and two stations feature related content; you’ll also find community-sourced sounds, “ghost” stations, the occasional live-stream, and more. CDS Shortwave is an invitation to wander, listen, and look: cdsshortwave.org.

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