Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation - JMP 2011

Where: Watershed Media Centre, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, BS1 5TX

When: 24 June 2011 8:00am to 4:00pm

???Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation??? ??? the annual Journal of Media Practice Symposium It???s happened, it???s over: we???re all digital now. Media production and media education have been transformed by the digital in the last ten years. Back in 1998, Nicholas Negroponte published ???Beyond Digital???, Wired (issue 6.12, December) in which he predicted that ???digital-ness??? would just become part of the wallpaper: ???Like air and drinking water, being digital will be noticed only by its absence, not its presence???. But over a decade later, are we ???postdigital??? yet? This one-day symposium explores how digital technologies have redefined creativity and media practice within the academy both in terms of teaching and research, with a dynamic programme of presentations ranging from a QR Workshop, multiscreen film practice and locative media projects to discussions of creativity and pedagogy in the postdigital age. Symposium director Charlotte Crofts said ???we???ve spent quite a few years thinking about the impact of digital. ???Postdigital Encounters??? offers a day of case-studies and reflections from educators working to shape digital media creativity. Now is the time to be developing new practices and approaches for this new era ??? welcome to the future.??? Held at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, this event is hosted by the University of the West of England, Bristol Department of Culture, Media and Drama, Creative Media Research Group and the Digital Cultures Research Centre on behalf of the Journal of Media Practice, Intellect Books Ltd. Please see the symposium blog at http://postdigi.wordpress.com for the full programme and abstracts, plus further information about the venue, getting here and accommodation. The delegate fee is £60 ??? which includes lunch and refreshments. A limited number of half-price concessions for registered postgraduate students, have been very kindly sponsored by the MeCCSA Practice Network. To register please go to http://www.watershed.co.uk/exhibits/2968/ for tickets and further information.

Entry Cost: 60.00/30.00 Conc.

Posted by: Nick Triggs | 08-06-2011

Contact the event organiser: nick.triggs@uwe.ac.uk

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