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i-Docs 2016 3 days of Interactive and Immersive documentary March 2 -4

Published on Wednesday, 10th February 2016

March 2-4 Watershed Bristol

Taking place at the Watershed in Bristol, UK March 2nd- 4th i-Docs 2016 stretches over three days dedicated to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary. This unique cross-disciplinary convening brings together a brilliant international mix of thinkers, makers and designers from academia and industry to showcase new work, consider emerging practices and platforms, and grapple with the creative processes, politics and economy of interactive non-fiction.

Speakers include 2015 Tribeca Storyscapes winners May Abdalla and Amy Rose aka Anagram, Chris Sizemore – Executive Editor BBC, Vassiliki Khonsari – Executive Producer – 1979 Revolution, Florian Thalhofer – Creator – Korsakow, Sebastian Melo & Ros Lerner – Co-Directors - Quipu Project, William Uricchio - Principal Investigator, MIT Open Documentary Lab, Jon Dovey – Director – REACT,  Alisa Lebow – Creator – Filming Revolution, Francesca Panetta – Special Projects Editor - Guardian Interactive and Juliana Ruhfus - Director – Pirate Fishing, Al Jazeera.

Symposium Themes

The Uses of Immersion examines work from Serious Games to experiential storytelling, from personalisation to AR & VR; what do we mean when we talk about immersion; what is at stake for documentary within this growing trend?

Tools for Thought reflects on what non-linear forms contribute to the documentary project of framing the real. How are i-docs being utilised in teaching? What do they bring to research?

Evolving Practices considers i-docs in context – from Bosnia to Delhi, Al Jazeera to the BBC, UK environmentalism to the Gezi Resistance; where are i-docs emerging now, and where are they heading?

In addition to a rich programme of interactive documentary work introduced by directors including Paulina Tervo, Sharon Daniel and Matthew Hashiguchi, delegates will get access to work-in-progress from Victoria Mapplebeck, Allison Otto & Jeff Soyk. This year’s event also includes a VR Bazaar featuring 6 x 9 - a brand new Beta project by the Guardian’s Francesca Panetta and Lindsay Poulton, and work by Oscar Raby, Darren Emerson and James Louis Hedley, plus a showcase of cutting edge interactive work Made in Bristol.

i-Docs 2016 is open for registration - Delegate passes can be booked now. We strongly advise acting swiftly as all previous conferences were completely sold out.

A limited number of concessionary passes at £100 are available to independent practitioners, freelance, students and Global South delegates.

The full three-day delegate fee including lunch and refreshments is £200.

Questions? Please contact idocs2016@gmail.com

i-Docs is convened by Judith Aston, Mandy Rose and Sandra Gaudenzi, for the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol.