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Yet Another Media Conference 2009


Deadline:
Sun Nov 30, 2008 00:00

Call for papers - Yet Another Media Conference 2009
Adopted/Adapted Images

Early February 2009 / Berlin / At the short film festival EMERGEANDSEE / In cooperation with the European Media Studies of the University Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Adoption/Adaptation

Against the background of the modern age and the progressing globalisation, cultures are meeting in films. These allow you to catch a glimpse of an unknown environment. But in the context of globalisation, can there still exist any “new” images? Looking at a worldwide media industry, one could assume that images are recomposed out of past ones and multiply themselves through reciprocal exchange. One speaks of “Migrating Images”, “Hybrid Pictures” and similar terms.
The subject of the Yet Another Media Conference in February 2009 will be “Adopted/Adapted Images”, that means the re-interpretation and adaptation of cultural images through film.

The emphasis is not on questioning the origin of images, but on examining the productivity of such processes, as the conference title suggests. The gesture of adoption is used as a central question.
Does adoption mean to give shelter or to take possession? How do adaptation and adoption correspondent to each other? Not the Remake should be in focus, but cultural images and the potential of their reception, transformation or re-interpretation.

Production/reception of images

Globalisation and cinematic Post-Modernism have not only brought us a new production attitude but also a new reception attitude of films. The task today is to handle the images that roam about, to use them, to reflect them and to be aware of the possibly existing incongruence between production and reception.

Our everyday reception is increasingly based on cinematic images that are no longer assigned to another culture, but that are re-interpreted as a part of our own culture of reception. The question arises again if the origin is registered into the image? Can images be newly implemented in other cultures? Will they receive any change there? How do we understand “foreign” images? Or do we just find what we are looking for, anyway?

On the side of the production, both global and local interests accompany the creation of films. Not only in the field of film funding and international co-production. How much does its production environment influence a film and its images, but also its reception? Does film play with these influences or does it respond to the requirements of a market? Are images globally market-orientated or are they developed through an intercultural exchange?

Yet Another Media Conference

The focus of the conference is on the mechanisms, which stand behind adoption/adaptation. Which ways do cultural identities take (or that what pretends to be an identity)? Which need stands behind the gradual re-interpretation of "the other"?
What happens to the structures and mechanisms of cultural comprehension? Do frontiers appear through the world wide cultural exchange? Which problems and disturbances are possibly arising?

Conditions

Lecture: 20min + 20min discussion
One page A4 abstract has to be handed in
Conference language: German or English (in case of a German lecture we ask for an English summary as handout)
Deadline: 30.11.2008
Short CV: relevant stages of scientific/professional background

Send to:
conference[at] emergeandsee.org

http://www.emergeandsee.org
http://www.emw.eu


EVENT

EMERGEANDSEE Yet Another Media Conference Berlin


Dates:
Mon Feb 04, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 21, 2008

Location:
Germany

Shortfilm festival meets media conference
Berlin is the place to be for film and media lovers in February 2008. There will be the transmediale, the Berlinale and EMERGEANDSEE. So three events full of new media, films and discussions. You want to be there as well?

EMERGEANDSEE offers a package price with which you get accommodation, festival pass and some social programme in one for student fares. Just visit our website on http://visit.emergeandsee.org/. But you can only book until the 24th of January 2008.

In 2008 our Yet Another Media Conference will focus on the future of moving image. 10 lectures will show different perspectives on this topic. In our short film competition 30 films from students around the globe present the best selection of shorts from 2007.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

Programme Overview:
MONDAY, 4th February 2008
****YET ANOTHER MEDIA CONFERENCE**
3 pm Conference opening
4 pm Michaela Ott: Essayistic filming means learning to live - On female expressions in this genre
5.15 pm Stefan Kluge, Markus Beckedahl: Creative Commons - Tools for the remix generation
6.30 pm Semi Ryu: Virtual Interactive Puppetry and Traditional Shadow
7.45 pm Music
and buffet

TUESDAY, 5th February 2008
****YET ANOTHER MEDIA CONFERENCE**
2 pm Konstantinos Vasiliou: Avant-gardism and new media in the early 21st century
3.15 pm Chris Clarke: Narrative Interruption in Contemporary Video and Film.
4.50 pm Jan Distelmeyer: Space for Films. On the aesthetics of the dvd.
6 pm Falk Rößler: What the hell can we learn from that?

WEDNESDAY, 6th February 2008
****YET ANOTHER MEDIA CONFERENCE**
2 pm Susanne Wiegner: expeditio - “journey into the virtual space”
3.15 pm Stefan Riekeles: The Gap. An Investigation into the Aesthetics of contemporary Japanese Animation.
4.50 pm Tajinder Dhami: The Phenomenology of Digital Animation systems

****EMERGEANDSEE Competition**

7 pm Showreelname 1: Empty Mirror
9.15 pm Showreelname 2: Timeline Leaps and award ceremony

Afterwards enjoy our EMERGEANDSEE party at the Grüner Salon!


OPPORTUNITY

Call for papers about visual future


Deadline:
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:39

Dear rhizome.org subscribers,
please kindly read and spread this call for papers for a conference on media art and theory in Berlin, February 2008:

/// Call for papers ///

«Yet Another Media Conference»

What is the future of moving image?

Every media student knows about the ambivalence of their topic. When telling their friends about university, the next sentence of their counterpart often is “And what is it exactly you do?”. The term “media” is getting more and more important in our societies, because everybody knows that the environment is full of them. But what is media theory and what can it do in our reality?

The international short film festival EMERGEANDSEE and the Institute of European Media Studies from the University of Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences want to close a gap and together they found «Yet Another Media Conference». In 2008 the conference focuses on the future of moving image and turns the Kino babylon berlin:mitte for two days into a bustling campus.

Everyone knows films. Be it on a cinema screen, be it on YouTube. Visual Art is known by everyone. Media Theory is not, although it is just as important. Therefore «Yet Another Media Conference» joins international universities, to discuss, to show, to explain, to learn and to broaden the horizon. EMERGEANDSEE sees a necessity for an international exchange between media professors, theorists, philosophers, artists, practitioners and students. We want to start a discussion in which students play a major role as they are the people that will form tomorrow's theory and praxis.

EMERGEANDSEE collects and shows young creative moving images since 2000. At our short film festivals, we bring the public the best visual ideas from media and design academies around the world. Filmed or animated, narrative or artistic - EMERGEANDSEE shows innovative ideas.

For «Yet Another Media Conference» EMERGEANDSEE is searching for media theorists and practitioners who want to present and discuss their thoughts on visuality. Anything that concerns the aesthetics, formats, concepts and genres of moving images is welcome. We would like to create a connection between work and reflection. Apart from that, the topic of the conference is kept deliberately broad, in order to create a vivid forum and to allow many different views. «Yet Another Media Conference» takes place 4-6 February 2008 in Berlin, alongside our film festival. The event is held a few days before the Berlinale, because we would like to offer our guests the opportunity to visit the biggest German film festival after some days of discussion and reception of innovative and young work.

If you can contribute your work concerning visual media, including but not limited to

* short narratives
* analog vs. digital aesthetics
* technical convergence/convergence of genres
* future distribution

please send us an abstract of your presentation until 1 November 2007. Panels at the conference should consist of 20 to 30 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of discussion.

There are plans for a publication after the conference, most possibly a collection of the presented papers. Please send your abstracts as .pdf, .doc or plain text to conference@emergeandsee.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Till Claassen at till@emergeandsee.org

Festival homepage: www.emergeandsee.org

European Media Studies: www.emw.eu


OPPORTUNITY

Call for papers about visual future


Deadline:
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:38

Dear rhizome.org subscribers,
please kindly read and spread this call for papers for a conference on media art and theory in Berlin, February 2008:

/// Call for papers ///

«Yet Another Media Conference»

What is the future of moving image?

Every media student knows about the ambivalence of their topic. When telling their friends about university, the next sentence of their counterpart often is “And what is it exactly you do?”. The term “media” is getting more and more important in our societies, because everybody knows that the environment is full of them. But what is media theory and what can it do in our reality?

The international short film festival EMERGEANDSEE and the Institute of European Media Studies from the University of Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences want to close a gap and together they found «Yet Another Media Conference». In 2008 the conference focuses on the future of moving image and turns the Kino babylon berlin:mitte for two days into a bustling campus.

Everyone knows films. Be it on a cinema screen, be it on YouTube. Visual Art is known by everyone. Media Theory is not, although it is just as important. Therefore «Yet Another Media Conference» joins international universities, to discuss, to show, to explain, to learn and to broaden the horizon. EMERGEANDSEE sees a necessity for an international exchange between media professors, theorists, philosophers, artists, practitioners and students. We want to start a discussion in which students play a major role as they are the people that will form tomorrow's theory and praxis.

EMERGEANDSEE collects and shows young creative moving images since 2000. At our short film festivals, we bring the public the best visual ideas from media and design academies around the world. Filmed or animated, narrative or artistic - EMERGEANDSEE shows innovative ideas.

For «Yet Another Media Conference» EMERGEANDSEE is searching for media theorists and practitioners who want to present and discuss their thoughts on visuality. Anything that concerns the aesthetics, formats, concepts and genres of moving images is welcome. We would like to create a connection between work and reflection. Apart from that, the topic of the conference is kept deliberately broad, in order to create a vivid forum and to allow many different views. «Yet Another Media Conference» takes place 4-6 February 2008 in Berlin, alongside our film festival. The event is held a few days before the Berlinale, because we would like to offer our guests the opportunity to visit the biggest German film festival after some days of discussion and reception of innovative and young work.

If you can contribute your work concerning visual media, including but not limited to

* short narratives
* analog vs. digital aesthetics
* technical convergence/convergence of genres
* future distribution

please send us an abstract of your presentation until 1 November 2007. Panels at the conference should consist of 20 to 30 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of discussion.

There are plans for a publication after the conference, most possibly a collection of the presented papers. Please send your abstracts as .pdf, .doc or plain text to conference@emergeandsee.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Till Claassen at till@emergeandsee.org

Festival homepage: www.emergeandsee.org

European Media Studies: www.emw.eu