Friday March 25, 2011

i-Docs is the first international lab/symposium dedicated solely to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary – a day-long event to showcase recent projects and discuss the artistic, economic and political implications of new forms of factual representation

In a lively and challenging programme incorporating two distinct strands, papers will be delivered in sessions running parallel to case study presentations and examples of new work from artists and producers. Some of the most active and creative interactive documentary experts from across mainland Europe, North America, Canada and the UK, brought together for just one day!

Topics include:

  • New forms of participation/co-creation/collaboration for interactive documentary – How do we deal with user participation?
  • Cross-platform and trans-media projects – What are commissioning editors expecting from a cross-media documentary?
  • Using locative, pervasive and game logics in i-docs
  • Archives and collective memory as a resource
  • Non-linear strategies and the database driven documentary

Keynote Speakers:
Nick Cohen – Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, BBC, UK
Alexandre Brachet – Upian, FR
The company behind Prison Valley, Gaza/Sderot and Portraits d’un Nouveau Monde
Matt Adams – Blast Theory, UK
Pervasive games specialists, Blast Theory are famous for Can you See me Now?, Rider Spoke, and their latest A Machine to See With
Florian Thalhofer – New Media Artist, DE
The inventor of the Korsakow System, the non-linear authoring tool which made possible Forgotten Flags, the [LoveStoryProject] and Rehearsing Reality

In the evening a second programme – City Symphonies  – opens with a screening of Jean Vigo’s 1930 film A propos de Nice, followed by a live response from documentary film-makers Keith Marley (Liverpool John Moores University) and Geoffrey Cox (University of Huddersfield)

i-Docs 2011: a short documentary from DCRC on Vimeo.