CALL FOR PAPERS, PROPOSALS AND CREATIVE WORK
NEW FACTUAL STORYTELLING – Emerging forms of nonfiction in film and interactive media
Symposium and Screenings
University of Canberra, Friday April 10, 2015
An interdisciplinary one-day symposium and screenings about new forms of factual storytelling.
Deadline For Proposals: February 22, 2014.
UC DocLab at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research is delighted to host a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on New Factual Storytelling. The symposium is particularly focused on emerging nonfiction media forms that expand the repertoire of practice and broaden our theoretical understandings of innovative uses of interactivity, locative and mobile technologies, multi-screen storytelling, mobile reality storytelling, participatory documentary storytelling, and ‘beyond the screen’ factual storytelling practices.
The symposium welcomes documentary and interactive media practitioners from across fields of social sciences, humanities and arts. Screening of works using interactivity and other innovative practices will complement scholarly discussions about new trends in factual storytelling. Working in panels, each panelist will have the opportunity to present a 10 minute proposition to the panel to stimulate open conversation.
Participants may later be invited to offer full paper submissions for publication in a peer-reviewed edited volume.
The Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), University of Canberra sponsors the symposium.
Primary themes include:
- Factual storytelling in multi-screen environments;
- Database documentaries and narrative fragmentation;
- Participatory documentary practices, diversity and inclusion;
- Geo-spatial mapping and storytelling;
- Augmented reality and ‘beyond the screen’ practices;
- Mobile ‘reality’ stories;
- Documentary activism, social media and community creation on- and offline;
- User-generated and user-curated stories;
- Embodiment and expanded cinema using factual material;
- The body as a source of factual storytelling data, intimacy, privacy;
- Factual storytelling through web-series;
Proposals for participation, short papers (10 minute propositions) and the screening of works should consist of a proposal statement (max 500 words), a URL if available/relevant, and brief biographic statement (max 100 words).
Submissions should be sent in electronic form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium registration will occur in March.