This "Besides the Screen" conference series sounds like a good way to shake up the academic/institutional approach to photography and film.
In particular, digital conservator Dragan Espenschied and I have been commiserating on how poorly prepared traditional archival practices are to handle screen imagery in the age of Pinterest and Vine. These days, just about the only curators who are capturing the relationships essential to these networks work for the NSA.
Re-collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory
"Read it if you want to prevail" — Bruce Sterling
> The main aim of the Besides the Screen Network is to reconfigure the field
> of screen studies by refocusing it on those objects, processes and
> practices that exist besides the screen.