Hyphen-Labs & Claire Doherty at i-Docs 2018, and early bird extended

Announcing new keynote speakers for i-Docs 2018!


Carmen Aguilar y Wedge and Ece Tankal, co-founders of Hyphen-Labs, join us to discuss their practice and present NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism – seen in 2017 at Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival.

We are also thrilled to be hosting a keynote address from Claire Doherty, Director of Arnolfini – the centre presenting the contemporary arts in Bristol since 1961. Register now for tickets!


Carmen Aguilar y Wedge is a Latina structural engineer and artist synthesizing art and technology to develop immersive transmedia experiences. She is a co-founder and creative director at Hyphen-Labs, an international studio specializing in speculative design and site specific installations that influence the evolution of digital-ism and technology.



Ece Tankal is a Turkish born designer based in Barcelona. Trained in architecture, her approach is to place the viewer as a natural extension of the micro and macro topographies created, expanding and stretching the reality we currently occupy. Ece is a co-founder of Hyphen-Labs studio, operating at the intersection of art and human interaction.



Claire Doherty was appointed Director of Arnolfini in August 2017. Prior to this, Claire was Director and Founder of Situations – one of the UK’s foremost producers of public art projects. Claire has spent 15 years spearheading dynamic new approaches to arts in the public realm, and is a leading advocate for the role arts can play in the future of our cities.



Symposium details

Convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose, and hosted by the UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre, the symposium will be held at the Watershed in Bristol’s Harbourside on Wednesday to Friday 21st – 23rd March 2018.

At a global moment of deep precariousness, i-Docs 2018 aims to encourage critical thinking and making within the field of interactive documentary, and to create a space for dialogue, creativity and resistance. Project presentations, papers, panels and workshops will sit alongside a showcase of innovative and immersive works.

Already announced speakers include Alexandre Brachet, Upian, Liz Miller, Concordia University, Sharon Daniel, UC Santa Cruz, Mike Robbins & Harmke Heezen, Helios Labs. More to come!


We have extended the early bird ticket price for a few more days, until Friday 19 January. Ticket prices are as follows:

Early bird: £175
Standard registration: £250
Concession: £100

Visit the registration page for more information and to purchase tickets at the early bird rate. Please note, if you are presenting at i-Docs you are also required to purchase a ticket, so don’t delay!