[Air-L] Current trends in audio-visual digital cultures (23rd March, London)

Daniel Villar Onrubia daniel.villaronrubia at oii.ox.ac.uk
Sun Mar 20 17:38:52 PDT 2011

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the event "Current trends in
audio-visual digital cultures," this Wednesday (March 23rd) in London at the
Instituto Cervantes (102 Eaton Square) from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm. This event is
part of a series of “Bonus Tracks” organised as part of the Remix Cinema
Workshop (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford), and will consist
of two talks and an informal networking session which is aimed at creators,
researchers, and professionals involved in initiatives related to emerging
audiovisual practices.

/////// Intro
Networked technologies are facilitating the development of a wide range of
new media practices and, ultimately, contributing to notable shifts in
audiovisual cultures. For example, we see the proliferation of remix
practices in DIY media in the context of every-day life. Likewise, in the
domain of independent film-making, online community platforms and innovative
production and distribution systems are offering unprecedented possibilities
allowing for new forms of co-creation in constellations that were not
possible prior to the widespread uptake of the Internet and, more recently,
the development of social media applications.

/////// Talks
Dr. Antoni Roig Telo and Joan Carles Martorell provide an overview of
emerging trends in contemporary audio-visual digital cultures in Spain. Each
talk will focus on a number of initiatives and projects exemplifying
innovative ways in which digital technologies are harnessed for the
collaborative production of audiovisual content. While the examples are
primarily from the Spanish arena, discussions are placed in a broader
international context.
   Dr. Antoni Roig Telo has done extensive research on a broad scope of
audio-visual creation, including emerging forms of participatory
film-making, machinima and modding. He will offer a critical glance at
phenomena such as co-creation, collaboration and crowdsourcing by drawing
from cases of independent film productions. More specifically, he will
discuss the Spanish indie projects The Cosmonaut, La Wikipeli and Panzer
Chocolate. Dr. Roig Telo has PhD in Information and Knowledge Society, and
is the Director of the postgraduate programme in Audiovisual Media
Innovation at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain)
   Joan Carles Martorell will present EMBED.at, a platform where audiovisual
researchers, professionals and festivals meet to talk, think and test old
and new ideas on cinema, television, games, internet, transmedia, remix,
copyleft and people. EMBED is promoting initiatives fostering the disclosure
of cultural audiovisual source codes, a metaphor for exploring, showcasing
and distributing audiovisual content by inviting film-makers, musicians and
artists to share their sources of inspirations. EMBED is an initiative of
Festivalito, Movil Film Fest, Yerblues.net and ZEMOS98 with the support of
Instituto Cervantes and Junta de Andalucía (all based in Spain).

/////// Networking session
Following the talks we have scheduled time for an informal networking
session aimed at artists, creators, media professionals, and academics with
interest in any aspect of audio-visual digital culture. We encourage anyone
interested in this session to bring flyers or other printed materials
explaining their work or projects (please include contact details). The aim
of the session is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and
possibly establish contacts for future collaborations among the

/////// Sign up for this event
The event is free, but registration is required. If you would like to attend
the event please send an email to reservas.londres at cervantes.es or make a
call: (0)20 7201 0750.
If you are interested in participating in the networking session as well
please send an email to inquiry at remixcinema.org including a few lines about
your work, and any URL or contact details you would like us to distribute to
other participants.

/////// About the Remix Cinema Workshop
This event is part of the Remix Cinema Workshop, an international 2-day
conference on audiovisual digital cultures. Remix Cinema is a student-led
initiative funded by the Beyond Text programme of the Arts & Humanities
Research Council (AHRC). It is organised by the Oxford Internet Institute
(University of Oxford, UK), in collaboration with UNIA Prácticas y Culturas
Digitales (Spain) and it is supported by St. Antony’s College (Oxford
University), Modern Art Oxford and the Instituto Cervantes (London).

Apologies for cross-posting.

Best wishes,

The Remix Cinema Workshop Organising Committee


Daniel Villar Onrubia

Doctoral Student at
Oxford Internet Institute. University of Oxford
daniel.villaronrubia at oii.ox.ac.uk | http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk

Member Board at
UNIA Prácticas y Culturas Digitales.
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
d.villar at pcd.unia.es | http://pcd.unia.es

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