An ad graphic for CDS DocBoX

CDS DocBoX, an experiment in deep interactive “TV,” broadcasts content from CDS’s moving image archive, featuring highlights from CDS Books + Exhibits, CDS Courses’s Documentary Video Intensive, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s School of Doc, as well as from the H. Lee Waters Film Collection at the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke’s Rubenstein Library.

DocBoX draws on analog, and random, modes of discovery to create new ways of interacting with digital media. DocBox, too, invites visitors to slow down and explore, much like our CDS Shortwave site, which took its inspiration from an old shortwave radio in our offices.

A screenshot from the mobile "remote control" of CDS DocBoX

Go to on a desktop brower, connect your smartphone, and use it to navigate four channels of content featuring highlights from our video archives—the experience will be different each time you visit. (The site has no menus other than those appearing on your phone, which serves as your remote control and dial.)

CDS DocBoX is now broadcasting.