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Roderick Coover roderickcoover at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 23 09:43:39 PST 2014



Symposiumand Exhibition

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.

Deadline For Proposals: January 12, 2015.

The Department of Film andMedia Arts (FMA) at Temple University is delighted to host a one-day interdisciplinarysymposium on Emerging Documentary Practices. The symposium is particularlyfocused 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.

Each session will be launchedwith a 15 minute keynote. Each panelist will have the opportunity to present anelaborated 5 minute "proposition/question/provocation" to the panelto stimulate open conversation. Proposals will be peer reviewed. 

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 papers supportingthe discussions may also be linked, and participants may later be invited forto offer submissions for publication. The symposium is sponsored by TempleUniversity's Department of Film and Media Arts, the Center for Humanities atTemple(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.

e.g. computer materiality andembodied actions of making, viewing; story-telling through webseries, live feeds and digital happenings; practical implications of usingalternative and interactive software like Korkasow, Mozilla Popcorn, Zeega, orMoviestorm upon how stories are told and image edited; the body as a source ofdata; disembodiment and narrative fracture.


Proposals for participation, short papers (5 minute "proposition/question/provocation")and the digital exhibition of works on the dedicated kiosks should consist of aproposal statement  (max 500 words), aURL if available/relevant, and brief biographic statement (max 150 words).

Submissions should be sent inelectronic form to:  edocs at temple.edu

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
URL: http://www.roderickcoover.com

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