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Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation

Date posted: 17/12/2010

Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation
Journal of Media Practice Symposium
University of the West of England
24 June 2011

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 January 2011

This one-day symposium, hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre and the Creative Media Research Group, University of the West of England, seeks to explore how digital technologies have redefined creativity and media practice within the academy both in terms of teaching and research. Whether or not our research questions and/or curriculum deal directly with the 'digital', those of us involved in creative media practice are inevitably working within a new media landscape in which digital technologies disrupt our received notions of media practice education and research.

The 2011 Journal of Media Practice symposium wishes to explore the implications of developments across the field of Media Practice, and to consider the changing context within which we find ourselves teaching and creating media. How are the traditional binaries between different ways of working and different contexts relevant to the contemporary media landscape? In a landscape where new formulations of knowledge afforded by the web are breaking down the distinctions between the university and the real World (Dovey and Lister, 2009), how does media practice sit within the academy in this postdigital age (Pepperell and Punt, 2000)? What is now the role of media practice research in the ecosystems of the creative economy?

Abstracts of 250 words are invited for 20-minute papers and/or presentations of practice on any aspect of this theme. They also invite pre-formed 90-minute panels (3 x 20-minute papers, plus questions), and one-hour practical workshops on any aspect of digital media practice.

For more information: http://postdigi.wordpress.com/