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Community Conversations 3: i-docs and multi-perspectival thinking

UPDATE: The video recording of this webinar is now available! You can view it here. We are delighted to invite you to join us for our third i-Docs Community Conversations webinar – i-docs and multi-perspectival thinking. In this webinar i-Docs Co-director, Judith Aston, and Stefano Odorico, Director of the International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (IRIS), will present their ongoing …

i-Docs 2020 postponement

We are heart-broken to announce that we have come to the conclusion in the last 24 hours that we need to postpone i-Docs 2020. We have been increasingly concerned over recent days about going ahead with the Symposium in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and feel we can no longer justify encouraging delegates to travel and gather in this context. …

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Inclusion passes for i-Docs 2020

i-Docs is committed to building inclusion, diversity and equality for minority and excluded groups, because they are under-represented in the creative media sector. As part of this commitment, we are offering up to ten full delegate inclusion passes (value £250) for i-Docs 2020. Are you beginning to include aspects of digital non-fiction or interactive and immersive media in your work …

i-Docs 2020 postponed

Update: We are sad to announce that i-Docs 2020 is now postponed. Full statement here. i-Docs 2020 is upon us in just over three weeks! We have a dedicated Symposium website on its way, but for now, here is where you can find all the information you need – and the link to purchase tickets! See our latest newsletter for …

Announcing i-Docs Montreal: a groundbreaking UK-Canada collaboration

i-Docs announces a multi-site climate-aware conference for 2020, connecting Bristol and Montreal i-Docs is thrilled to announce a partnership with Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, to present the first distributed i-Docs Symposium. The Symposium in Bristol in March 2020 will be accompanied by an exciting programme of simultaneous events at Concordia University’s Feminist Media Studio, including keynote presentations, panels and …

IDFA DocLab 2019: Field notes

Dancing with yourself, quease-inducing yet marvellously ethereal Taiwanese VR, dinner with Puffy the cat, and an affecting and surprising take on the MH17 disaster – just some of the experiences of Verity McIntosh at IDFA DocLab. Verity is Senior Lecturer for Virtual and Extended Realities, and Programme Lead for the MA Virtual Reality at UWE Bristol. Here, she shares her …

DEADLINE EXTENDED: i-Docs 2020 – Call for Participation

There’s still time – a week and a half to go until submissions close for i-Docs 2020! Submit here by midnight GMT, Sunday 3 November 2019. Following the success of five previous i-Docs Symposia, we are pleased to announce the call for participation for i-Docs 2020. Convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi, Mandy Rose and Julia Scott-Stevenson, and hosted by …

Tribeca Immersive 2019 – juxtapositions of style and content

i-Docs research fellow Julia Scott-Stevenson recently returned from Tribeca Film Festival, New York, where she checked out some of the offerings in the Immersive Arcade and 360 Cinema. Most striking about Tribeca Immersive, in New York earlier this month, was the sheer diversity of media styles on display. Across 22 projects showing in the Immersive Arcade, there was VR, realtime …

Interactive ideation methodologies – research opportunities

!F Lab will not happen this year. The training programme that I started in 2015 with the collaboration of innovation agency iDrops, the creative help of Mike Robbins and the financial support of Creative Europe[1], has not obtained the necessary EU funding to continue its activity. This is partially due to the fact that we had proposed to transform it …

Virtual Futures: A Manifesto for Immersive Experiences

In her research conducted during a fellowship on immersion with the South West Creative Technology Network, Julia Scott-Stevenson explores: How can immersive media create shared experiences that imagine pathways towards a preferred future? This piece was originally published in Immerse: creative discussion of emerging nonfiction storytelling on March 8, 2019. Climate armageddon, the rise of the far right, the arrival …