I am an academic, and a consultant, who specialize in interactive documentary (i-docs) production.
What fascinate me is how digital technology opens new ways to document reality and how these explorations can empower us to actively change our world.
ACADEMIA 2009 – now i-Docs, University of West England(UWE) – Bristol Visiting Research Fellow, Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE – Bristol
Co-Convenor of i-Docs 2011 & 2012, 2014 & 2016 the first conference to be totally dedicated to interactive documentaries.
My role: development of the original idea, curating the themes of the year, selection of papers and speakers, co-ordination and organization of the event, presenting on the day, blogging on its website & social media.
Creative Director of the website http://i-docs.org
AssociateLecturer, MA Interactive Media and MA Documentary
Subjects: new media theory, interactivity, non linear narrative
Responsibilities: teaching, tutoring, assessing, marking practical work and dissertations, rewriting course handbook
Main research interest: Interactive documentary
Other research interests: mobile and situated interaction, locative narrative, non-linearity and storytelling, logics of interactivities
2010-2012 External Examiner, Westminster University - London
External Examiner for the BA(Hons) in Contemporary Media Practice.
2007 – 2012 GOLDSMITHS, University of London, Cultural Studies - London
PhD “The Living Documentary: from representing reality to co-creating reality in digital interactive documentary”
Creator & web editor of www.interactivedocumentary.net
Workshop leader on interactive television practices
2015 – now IF LAB – Leuven, Malmo and Leipzig
Head of Studies of a series of three professional Creative Europe workshops, aimed at mentoring interactive documentary makers during their production process.
My role: design and execution of the three workshops.
Responsibilities: design the curriculum, find the partners, select the coaches, report to the Creative Europe Media Desk, teach, co-ordinate the coaches, curate iflab.eu website.
2014- now WEB-DOX - Leuven Curator and presenter of the annual Web-Dox conference (in collaboration with iDrops).
2014- 2015 BBC - London Creative Director of the DigitalMe interactive experience (BBC Taster) in coproduction with Helios Design Labs and BBC Learning, iWonder.
2013 THE UX SERIES – London Producer and director of a series of interviews on the converging worlds of design, user experience and interactive storytelling. Published online.
2002 WORKHOUSE - London interactive TV producer for projects such as:
KIT – user interface, content aggregation and look & feel for Kingston Communications’ new iTV portal (ADSL technology)
Discovery Channel – enhance TV programme ideas
2001 SMASHEDATOM - London
Interactive TV producer for:
Broadband TV - demonstrator of what TV may look like in 2005
brightBlue - TV portal for Sky Digital platform
Red Dot – synchronize scheduler for i-ads and TV enhancement
User interface, navigation and functional architecture, enhanced TV concepts development, iTV creative briefs, market and competitive analysis, client consulting, pitch presentation, team co-ordination with designers and developers, project documentation and project plan
1999 – 200 2000 - 2001 FLEXTECH INTERACTIVE - London
Web producer for TV Travelshop
Interactive strategy for TV Travelshop and Living Health
CNBC TELEVISION TV production - Paris
1994 – 1997 EUROPEAN BUSINESS NEWS TELEVISION - London TV Producer and Director of STYLE CAFE - weekly European cultural magazine
Reporter and studio guest for Eco Hebdo - weekly French news programme
Reporter for Directions – weekly European travel show
1991 – 1993 SUPER CHANNEL TELEVISION - London
TV Producer of the English version of INDIGO - monthly European Magazine made in conjunction with three other countries (Fr, It, Pg)
Assignment Producer for AGENDA - daily news programme composed of reports from all over Europe
Director of CLEANER SUMMER - series of thirteen environmental adverts for Super Channel’s ‘Summer Campaign’
1990-1991 COMMISSION OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - Brussels Research for the ‘Information, Culture and Communication’ General Directorate
on audiovisual policy.
Aston, Judith; Gaudenzi, Sandra; Rose, Mandy (forthcoming) The Evolving Practices of Interactive Documentary. New York: Columbia University Press.
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2015) Strategies of Participation: the Who, What and When of Collaborative Documentaries. In: New Documentary Ecologies, Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses, ed. Nash, K., Hight, C., Summerhayes, C. Palgrave Macmillan.
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2014) Interactive Documentary. In: Ryan, Marie-Laure ed. Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality. John Hopkins University Press.
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2013) i-docs and the Art of Intimacy [Internet]. Available from: http://i-docs.org/2013/04/28/i-docs-and-the-art-of-intimacy/
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2013) The interactive documentary as a Living Documentary. In: DOC On-Line, Digital Magazine on Documentary Cinema, Special edition Webdocumentary n.14 (08/2013).
Gaudenzi, Sandra and Aston, Judith (2012) Interactive Documentary: Setting the Field. In: Studies in Documentary Film, 6: 2.
Gaudenzi, Sandra; Aston, Judith and Dovey, Jonathan (2012) eds. I-Docs Special Edition, Studies in Documentary Film, 6: 2.
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2013) The Living Documentary: from representing reality to co-creating reality in digital interactive documentary [PhD]. Available from: http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/7997/
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2011) When documentary space becomes a whole city [Internet]. Available from: http://i-docs.org/2011/09/08/when-documentary-space-becomes-a-whole-city/
Gaudenzi, Sandra (2011) The i-doc as a Relational Object [Internet]. Available from: http://i-docs.org/2011/09/08/the-i-doc-as-a-relational-object/
… plus blog posts , reviews and interviews on websites including:
i-docs: what are they? - Centre for Investigative Journalism, London
To hack or not to hack – ACM TVX2015, Brussels
Web-Dox 2015 - Leuven
I_doc workshop – Cinema du reel – Nyon
Personalised storytelling – Concordia University, Montreal
Digital Me, presenting work in progress – OpenDocLab, MIT
The Highrise Project - The Barbican Centre, London
StoryBooster Workshop – Ravensbourne College, London
i-docs: what are they? - Centre for Investigative Journalism, London
Web-Dox 2014 – Leuven
i-Docs 2014 - Bristol
Interactive documentaries in space and location – FilmForum, Gorizia
Du webdoc à l’i-doc comment penser l’expérience utilisateur? - Pictanouveau, Tourcoing
For a new generation of web-native storytellers - Mozilla Festival, London
The i-doc as a relational entity - Documentary Now, London
The i-Docs Lab - Open City Doc Fest, London
An introduction to the interactive documentary - InterDocs, Barcelona
The i-Docs Lab - Digital Bristol Week, Bristol
WebDox - curation an presentation of the one day the event, Leuven
2007–2012 PhD in Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, London
1997-1998 MA Interactive Multimedia, London College of Printing, London
1994 Diploma in Television Production, Media Production, London
1985-1990 BA Economics, Honours (110/110 cum laude), Libera Universita degli
Studi Sociali, Rome
1985 European Diploma, Italian Section of European School, Brussels