This is straight cut and paste from the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association call for papers for this year’s conference.
2015 ASPERA Conference 15-17th July
What’s This Space?
Screen Practice, audiences & education for the future decade.
The ASPERA conference is an annual opportunity for academics, filmmakers and postgraduate students to present and discuss their ideas, projects, teaching & research as they relate to the field of contemporary screen production.
The 12th Annual Conference of the Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA), will be held at Flinders University Victoria Square Campus on Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July 2015.
The conference convenors invite papers, panels and topics for roundtable discussion, interactive workshops, poster presentations and micro talks (5 minute presentations) that address the following theme (with other ideas also being considered):
What’s This Space?
Screen practice, audiences and education for the future decade.
The spaces in which screen stories are viewed and the way in which we
consume them has, and is continuing to change rapidly. This years ASPERA conference will examine, discuss and explore the multiplicity of screens and the impact they have on production, education, screen communities and audiences in the 21st century. We invite you to consider how traditional creative screen practices are changing and being challenged by the range of screens we now engage with, the content we consume and the spaces in which this is undertaken. We will be publishing fully refereed conference proceedings again this year, via the ASPERA website.
Topics you may wish to address include:
- The shape of the contemporary screen industries
- Current screen practices
- Spaces and screens
- Documentary forms, narratives and distribution
- Transmedia storytelling
- Emerging screen funding models and distribution
- Screen and digital media production pedagogy
- Social media as a production platform
- Participatory content production
- Digital workflows
- Mobile screens
- Screen research through the PhD Film
- Old and new collaborative practices
Participants are also encouraged to put forward proposals for exhibits, practical workshops or demonstrations. We look forward to talking to you about your requirements.
Abstracts to be submitted by Friday 13th March 2015
Successful submissions will be notified by Monday 30th March 2015
Full draft paper for double blind peer review by Friday 1st May 2015
All proposals must include the following information:
Name, title and affiliation of each author (please indicate student authors)
An extended abstract (500 words) describing the presentation, including
Illustrations or diagrams for installation as needed
Requirements for technical support (e.g. AV, space, electrical)
First author’s name and page numbers on all proposal pages