With just one month to go until i-Docs 2018, here is our third instalment of featured speakers!
We’re thrilled to be announcing talks from:
- Robin McNicholas, co-founder and Creative Director of Marshmallow Laser Feast
- Dr Alexandra Juhasz, Chair and Professor of the Film Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY
- Memo Akten, artist
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Robin McNicholas is co-founder and Creative Director of Marshmallow Laser Feast, an experiential studio working at the intersection of technology, art and science. Always looking to create experiences that immerse and amaze, MLF employs a wealth of creative disciplines – from photo-real virtual reality to robotic performance and real-time mapping – to push boundaries, redefine expectations and excite audiences.
Dr Alexandra Juhasz is the chair of the Film Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. Starting her career in activist video and fake documentary, she now works on the feminist internet. Her current project is #100hardtruths-#fakenews
Memo Akten is an artist working with computation as a medium, exploring collisions between nature, science, technology, ethics, ritual, tradition and religion. He is currently doing a PhD at Goldsmiths University of London in artificial intelligence / machine learning and expressive human-machine interaction, exploring collaborative co-creativity between humans and machines.
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.
Visit the newly launched Symposium website for more information. Full programme schedule coming very soon!