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Kara Oehler

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Kara Oehler is a 2011-2012 Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University. She is a radio documentary producer and media artist whose work over the past decade has focused upon pushing the boundaries of narrative journalism both on the air and across multiple platforms, combining investigative storytelling with participatory media, building new systems and opportunities for education and artistic practice. Kara is the creator of multiple transmedia projects on which she has pioneered new forms of interactive experience, including the collaborative documentary Mapping Main Street; Capitol of Punk, featured in MoMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition; Zeega; and the UnionDocs Collaborative. Since 1999, her radio stories and media projects, often created with longtime collaborator Ann Heppermann, have received George Foster Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press, and Third Coast International Audio Festival awards and been exhibited at MoMA, among other venues.


News

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

The Google map is not the territory

a conversation about Mapping Main Street

When politicians and the media mention "Main Street," they evoke one people and one place. A singular image of a small Midwestern community comes to mind. It would be the kind of… More


Events

Oct 20, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Mapping Main Street

Experiments in Estrangement at the Intersection of Social Science, Art, Design, Public Media and the Digital Humanities

Mapping Main Street is a collaborative documentary media project that creates a new map of the country through a dynamic visualization of stories, data, photos and videos recorded… More