In the second decade of the 21st century cultural shifts have occurred in the configuration of media as the private sphere moves into the public domain: private phone calls in public space, LCD’s in the air, on the streets or in the palm of the hand. These rhizomatic experiences of text and image along with non-linear interfaces and hyperlinked data have encouraged a reconsideration of the role of the storyteller and the text as the linear backbone of our narrative experience.
The Cineflux symposium will address a range of critically important issues and topics relating to what has been described as the ‘digital turn’ in contemporary society. Session themes will confront key philosophical questions concerning technology including the subsumption of analogue into digital, the conflation of image/ text, the increasing obsolescence of technologies, the research creation axis, new media and changing modes of production, exhibition and distribution.
Invited keynote and plenary speakers are leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of contemporary cinematic engagement.
The Cineflux Symposium will take place from May 19-21 at NSCAD University’s Academy Building. 1649 Brunswick Street. Halifax NS B3J2G3
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