How are ethnographic encounters with alterity mediated and transformed by multimedia technologies? UCL MAL invites contributions which explore ethnographic practices that are experimental - conceptually, technically, or methodologically - and which challenge established forms of research practice.
Technologies of Immersion | Sonic Ethnography | Exhibition as Research | Multisensory Media | Installations as Experiment | Digital Dialogues | other themes welcome.
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Encounters with alterity are central to anthropological research. As multimedia recording devices become more accessible and diverse, they play an increasingly active and important role in research practice and communication, and offer new methods for fieldwork encounters to be experienced and shared. This conference invites contributions which explore the ways that experimental practices and multimedia tools can participate in encounters with alterity, and transform the ways in which research is conducted and presented. Topics could include: technologies of immersion and VR, sonic ethnography, exhibition as research, multi sensory experiments, digital tools for community participation, or any other related theme.
On Friday the 1st of November, at 6:30 pm, Hermione Spriggs, D Graham Burnett and Adam Jasper will be running a workshop entitled “Sanctuary and Resistance in the Attentional Economy” at Arts Catalyst, in London. More information here.