i-Docs 2014 – Call for Proposals

Following the success of the i-Docs Symposia in 2011 and 2012, we are delighted to announce that there will be another  i-Docs Symposium here in Bristol in March 2014, with two full days devoted to considering the expanding and rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary. The Symposium is convened by Judith AstonSandra Gaudenzi and me, and hosted by the University of the West of England‘s Digital Cultures Research Centre. The event will be held at the Watershed in Bristol’s Harbourside on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of March 2014.

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Keynote speakers confirmed: Kate Nash – University of Tasmania, Hank Willis Thomas – Question Bridge Francesca Panetta  Firestorm / The Guardian Online and William Uricchio – Principal Investigator of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab. We’re also happy to announce that Nathan Penlington and Sam Smail will be showing and discussing their live interactive theatre experience – Choose Your Own Documentary.

This year’s symposium will focus on three pressing themes:

  • Production Models
  • Engagement & Evaluation
  • New Territories

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, presentations of work and alternative forms of debate. The full call for participation for more details on these themes, and potential areas for discussion can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/19tWoHF

Proposals should be sent to: idocs2014@gmail.com by Friday 15th of November 2013. (Apologies – I’m slightly late posting this.) The proposal should clearly outline your intentions in no more than 300 words. Links to further visual materials may be provided, where appropriate. Proposals for alternative formats and themes are very welcome.

We’ll be announcing other speakers and events. For the latest news, ticket sales and to hear about reduced early bird ticket rates, keep an eye on i-docs.org or follow  @i_docs on Twitter.