Prof. Dr. William Uricchio

Prof. Dr. William Uricchio is professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT in the US. He is founder & principal investigator of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, which explores the frontiers of interactive and participatory reality-based storytelling. His work explores new media, at times using a historical lens (old media when they were new, such as 19th Century television) and at times by working with interactive and algorithmically generated media forms (interactive documentaries and games in particular). Uricchio has received numerous awards for his work including Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright research fellowships, the Berlin Prize, and most recently, the Mercator fellowship.