<videovortex> ukland: future histories of the moving image (has some links to videovortex)

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 3 20:09:27 CEST 2007

]From: Jason Wilson <jason.wilson at beds.ac.uk>
> Date: 2 April 2007 5:28:42 PM
> To: nettime-ann at nettime.org
> Subject: <nettime-ann> CFP - Future histories of the moving image
>  Future Histories of the Moving Image
> An international conference to be held at University of Sunderland
> 16-18 November 2007
> Keynote Speaker:  Professor Patricia Zimmermann (Ithaca College, New 
> York), with other keynotes to be confirmed
> As is now widely acknowledged, with the advent of digital technology 
> the nature of moving image production, distribution and exhibition has 
> changed dramatically.  In particular, a rapidly increasing number of 
> people are now accessing an increasing volume and range of moving 
> image material online.  This technology is also changing the way in 
> which we analyse and document current and historical moving image 
> practices, as there has been a recent proliferation of digital archive 
> and database projects relating to film, video and television 
> practices.  It is timely therefore to examine the changing ways in 
> which we are circulating and interrogating moving image culture.
> We would particularly welcome papers that address the following areas:
> –       What impact does the increasing reliance on database resources 
> have on the nature of the histories we produce and write?
> –       History as database vs history as narrative.
> –       Implications of the proliferation of online critical writing 
> (from refereed academic journals through to personal blogs) and its 
> dissemination, with the blurring of the traditional distinction 
> between professional and amateur writer.
> –       The role and implication of immediate online 
> distribution/exhibition of works
> –       What impact is digital distribution having on theatrical 
> exhibition?
> –       Issues arising from the perceived need on the part of major 
> producers/broadcasters to develop content for multiple platforms.
> –       The implications of multiple producers being able to 
> disseminate a wide range of material to multiple niche audiences 
> (giving the idea of ‘narrowcasting’ a new meaning).
> –       Revival/development of found footage production practices with 
> the availability of digital archives such as Library of Congress 
> Internet Archive (including the Prelinger Archive) and BBC Open 
> Archive initiative.
> –       Questions relating to the increasing accessibility online of 
> moving image material in relation to intellectual property and the 
> development of the Creative Commons copyright licence.
> –       The creative influence of database logic on film structure.
> The conference will also host an open workshop – with participation by 
> the Arts Council England, the Tate and the British Film Institute – 
> which will address the issues of securing the sustainability and 
> maximising the use/visibility of the growing number of film and video 
> database/online research resources.  The workshop is funded by the 
> AHRC Networks and Workshops Scheme.
> Please send proposals of 200-300 words for papers of approx. 20 
> minutes, together with a brief biographical note by 30 May 2007 to the 
> conference organisers (Steven Ball, Julia Knight and Stephen 
> Partridge) at futurehistories at sunderland.ac.uk
> Future Histories of the Moving Image is a joint conference organised 
> by the Univeresity of Sunderland, the British Artists’ Film and Video 
> Study Collection (University of the Arts, London) and the Visual 
> Research Centre REWIND project DJCAD at the University of Dundee, in 
> collaboration with Convergence: The International Journal of Research 
> into New Media Technologies.  All papers delivered at the conference 
> will be considered for publication in the journal.
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