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MEGAPIXEL: The impact of High Definition technologies on the Screen arts and Education

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
10 October 2007 10:00 - 11 October 2007 00:00

The Conference is multi-disciplinary in nature, with academics, technologists and film, tv and games professionals.They have a range of speakers from BBC HD Research, Sony games, Al-Jazeera, Double Negative, as well as international media theorist Lev Manovich.

A two day conference with screenings to discuss notions of “High Definition” and the repercussions this will have on TV, Film, Photography, Art and wider culture. They wish to embrace all areas of academic, practitioner and industry research in regard to this burgeoning technology, its usage, and the issues and challenges it engenders. They hope to encourage discussion which demystifies and illuminates the potential of greater bandwidth, and the craving for the real in an increasingly visual society. They will be mixing responses from academic theorists, technologists, media practitioners and cultural commentators.

In Film and TV the move towards HD is a big challenge to practitioners and educators. What will we do with all those pixels? But the issues reach far wider than Film and TV technologies. Photography, Games and Education are being transformed by the same forces. But who is shaping this agenda and why? Why this obsession with the ‘real’? Who are the Movers and Shakers? Is UK PLC prepared? We hope this conference will answer some of these questions, and frame new ones. As part of the conference they will also be screening High Definition Films at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse.

Contact Name:
Saint John Walker

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