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 handpicked team of undergraduates with key media competencies and specialties, DocLab emphasizes that learning to use
cutting-edge media, storytelling, and documentary tools can be collaborative, peer
supported, hands-on and project-based.
We invite members of the local community as well as all Skidmore staff, students and faculty to build their storytelling toolkits here, whether by learning a new software, brushing up on preexisting skills or getting feedback on work already under way. DocLab offers instructional workshops, staffed open hours and consultations. We partner with Skidmore faculty, programs and departments, as well as community organizations, to embed media-rich experiences and assignments and to transform 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, classroom/meeting area, 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.
HOURS: Su (4-10pm); M (4:30-10pm); T (2-4,6:30-10pm); W (2-10pm); TH (2:30-8pm); F & S CLOSED