Day 1: Friday, March 18
9:30AM – 10AM: Registration
10AM – 12PM: Roundtable: Verging: Towards an Emerging Documentary Practice
Nyla Innuksuk (Pinnguaq Productions), Gerry Flahive (Modern Story), and Isaac Rayment (Shok Kreative).
Respondent: Professor Caitlin Fisher (York)
12PM – 1PM: LUNCH BREAK (not provided)
1PM – 3PM: Presentation of Life On Hold (Kngfu and Al Jazeera)
Ralph Dfouni and Ghassan Fayad (Kngfu) Respondent: Professor Sharon Hayashi (York)
3PM – 3:30PM: COFFEE BREAK
3:30PM – 5:30PM: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: In Conversation with Jonathan Harris (Network Effect)
Respondent: Professor Brenda Longfellow (York)
5:30PM – 7:30PM: RECEPTION
Meet and mingle with speakers and conference attendees. Please note cash bar, but appetizers will be provided.
Day 2: Saturday, March 19th
9:00 – 9:30AM: Registration
9:30AM – 11AM: Perceiving the Digital Real: Shifts in Traditional Documentary
Paula John (York): The Documentary Value of Performance Art: Mapping Documentary Film Theory onto Performance Practices.
Malcolm Morton (York): The Spectacle of Synthesis: Contemporary Digital Aesthetics and the Blurring of Documentary and Narrative Fiction.
Jacqueline Ristola (York): Recreating Reality: The Documentary Genre Within Waltz With Bashir and Persepolis.
(Chair) Caroline Klimek (York)
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: COFFEE BREAK
11:15 AM – 12:45PM: Interactivities: Interrelational Geographies; Social Autonomies
Mark Terry (York): Contemporary Treatments of Actuality: Digital and Spatial Turns for Social Change.
Laura Turnbull (York): Aboriginal Self-‐Representation and Self-‐Sovereignty through documentary new media.
(Chair) Dorit Naaman (Queen’s): From Reel Pasts to Digital Futures: An interactive intervention re-inscribing Palestinians into contemporary Israel.
12:45PM – 2PM: LUNCH BREAK (not provided)
2PM – 3:45PM: Digital Prosthesis: Embodiments & Sights
(Chair) Susan McWhinney (SUNY, Rochester): Smart Phones and the Embodied Frame in Documentary Work.
Aroussiak Gabrielian (USC): Streetview as Storyspace (via Skype)
Clorinde Peters (McMaster): Total War: Documentary photography in an era of neoliberal conflict.
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK
4PM – 5:30PM: Workshop: In Praxis
4PM – 4:20PM: Live Performance
Cyrus Sundar Singh (Ryerson): Africville in Black and White: How a National Historic Site and the destruction of a Church have reignited racial hatred in the Canadian City of Halifax.
4:20PM – 5:30PM: Virtual/Augmented Reality and Interactive Workshops Featuring Helios Design Lab and Kngfu.
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