CALL FOR PAPERS,PROPOSALS AND CREATIVE WORKEXTENDED DEADLINE January 17, 2015.
Temple University, Friday April 3, 2015
An interdisciplinary one-day symposium andexhibition about how emerging technologies are transforming nonfictionimage-making practices in cinema, art and ethnography.
The Department of Film andMedia Arts (FMA) at Temple University is delighted to host a one-dayinterdisciplinary symposium on Emerging Documentary Practices. The symposium isparticularly focused on documentary forms that use interactivity, locativeand mobile technologies in innovative ways to transform the concepts andpractices of documentary cinema and media arts.
The symposium welcomesdocumentary practitioners from across fields of social sciences, humanities andarts, from ethnographers to eco-poets. Interweaving choices of content and ofform, a new generation of practitioners is reaching across creative andscholarly disciplines. This symposium embraces this discourse on theoreticaland practical levels. The conversions are presented concurrently with anexhibition of documentary works using interactivity and other innovativepractices.
The goal of the symposium isto stimulate. Each session will be launched with a keynote followed bylightning talks/challenges to the panel to stimulate open conversation.Proposals will be peer reviewed. Related papers and may be distributed inadvance to participants.
The symposium is complementedby a multi-kiosk exhibition offering speakers and others opportunities toexhibit works in the curated, peer reviewed show. The kiosks that will beavailable for viewing on the day and throughout the week. Longer paperssupporting the discussions may also be linked, and participants may later beinvited for to offer submissions for publication. The symposium is sponsored byTemple University's Department of Film and Media Arts, the Center forHumanities at Temple(CHAT) and Temple Libraries.
Primary themes include:
e.g. geo-spatial mapping andstorytelling; actual and augmented sites of memory; spatial poetics;infrastructure, industrialization and climate change; actual and imaginarycities.
e.g. forging community; bringing diversity and indigenous voices;oral historiesand imagined futures; performing and protesting through social media; usergenerated works.
· EMBODIED PERFORMANCE
e.g. computer materiality andembodied actions of making, viewing; story-telling through web series,live feeds and digital happenings; practical implications of using alternativeand interactive software like Korkasow, Mozilla Popcorn, Zeega, or Moviestormupon how stories are told and image edited; the body as a source of data; disembodimentand narrative fracture.
Proposals for participation, short papers/provocations/questions (5-7minutes) and the digital exhibition of works on the dedicated kiosks shouldconsist of a proposal statement (max 500words), a URL if available/relevant, and brief biographic statement (max 150words). Proposals that include a combination of talks AND multimedia works forexhibition or a paper to distribute to participants are welcome.
Submissions should be sent inelectronic form to: [log in to unmask]
Questions can be directed to FMA Faculty OrganizersRoderick Coover and LeAnn Erickson
Conferenceregistration will occur in February. Conference fee is $40 and includes lunch.
The fee is waived for Temple students and faculty.
Roderick L. Coover