Enriching the liberal arts through media and storytelling
The MDOCS DOCLab brings the tools of audiovisual media and documentary storytelling into the Skidmore
curriculum and the local community. Led by media professionals and staffed by a selected team of students with key media competencies and specialties, DOCLab emphasizes learning to use cutting-edge
media, storytelling, and documentary tools in a collaborative, peer supported, hands-on
and project-based environment.
We invite all members of the Skidmore community to stop by and develop their storytelling tools here. Through workshops, staffed lab hours, and private consultations you can learn a new software, brush up on preexisting skills or get feedback on work already under way. We also partner one-on-one with Skidmore faculty to embed media-rich experiences and assignments into their courses and scholarship to encourage the transformation of content from across the disciplines into compelling and creative stories.
DOCLab is headquartered on the main floor of Scribner Library in Library #113, where we maintain a state-of-the-art Mac Pro computer lab, sound recording booth and modular virtual reality setup as well as an annex in Filene (“the Attic”), focused on long-term project space and workshopping exhibit-based storytelling.
STAFFED HOURS:M (11am-5pm); T (11am-5pm); W (11am-5pm); TH (11am-5pm); F (11am-5pm); Sat (11am-5pm); Su (1-7pm)
*NOTE: DOCLab will be following Scribner Library's COVID Protocol for the Spring 2021 semester. While the library is closed for Alert Level 3, all of our staff will be available during their shifts on our Zoom page.