MIT's DV Lab combines documentary film production with a social scientific outlook on the worlds of science and technology. DV Lab students create short films that offer innovative perspectives on science and technology-related issues both at MIT and beyond.
Some videos explore the everyday worlds of science, including a wry look at the repetitiveness of laboratory work, portraits of MIT scientists at work and play, and a controversy over the nature of visual representation among electron force microscopy researchers. Other videos explore environmental topics, ranging from tracking trash around MIT's campus to examining people's relationships to animals and changing farm practices at an agricultural fair. Still other videos consider "traditional" crafts from African wax print cloths to Armenian puppetry as forms of technology that are bound up with both identity and the imagination.