"Expanding the Documentary: New Media and the Digital Documentary" is a one-day conference with accompanying exhibition organized by the School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. Participants incude: Steve Dietz, Andrea Grover, Ryan Griffis, Mark Shepard, Benj Gerdes, Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, Skip Blumberg, Zabet Patterson, Josh Tonsfeldt, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Amir Husak, Millie Chen, Samara Smith and Jeremiah Teipen.
Artists, in recent years, have pioneered forms of interactive, environmental, and database art that document socio-political, cultural, and natural phenomena that were once the purview of the film and video documentary. While film and video had the ability to collect, record, narrate, and argue about the historical world, expanded documentarians utilize the full palette of digital media in order to engage audiences, participants, and users in the production, archiving, and mapping of the real. Interactive and multimedia works implicate spectators in the production of information and arguments about the world, foregrounding the public nature of the construction of knowledge.
Panels will be moderated by artists and scholars with active participation and discussion by all attendees.