2017 Grantees and Jurors
Blackout is a virtual reality documentary inviting New Yorkers to share stories in their own voice. Blackout illuminates the moments when our lives intersect in a space where differences are most visible – the subway. It is an ongoing, participatory project dealing with contemporary political issues through the lens of lived-experiences in the city of New York.
MICRO is a distributed museum. Its fleet of six-foot-tall science museums are installed in unexpected places, from hospital waiting rooms to the DMV.
Founded in 2016 by computational ecologist Amanda Schochet and producer Charles Philipp, MICRO brings designers, scientists, storytellers, and artists together to squeeze the best parts of museums down into boxes that can go anywhere.
MICRO releases a new museum topic into it's fleet every six months. TFI is helping MICRO develop their second science museum, The Perpetual Motion Museum, which uses kinetic sculptures, video, and audio to tell the story of humanity’s age-old struggle to harness and understand energy.