Events: 'Video Games and Representation' (May) & 'Practice and/as Media Industry Research’ (June)

Followers of the website may be interested in these two events:

Video Games and Representation Workshop May 2017 Workshop: Representation in video games / researching representation in industry and production May 16th UCL Knowledge Lab, Central London Free to attend, places are limited. Please email me to reserve your place ( Convenors: Diane Carr and Caroline Pelletier Confirmed speakers: Alison Harvey, Aphra Kerr, Helen Kennedy, Ewan Kirkland, Darshana Jayemanne, William Huber, Nina Seppala, Diane Carr, Caroline Pelletier

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Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium 2017 'Practice and/as Media Industry Research’ Hosted by the Media Convergence Research Centre, Bath Spa University

One-Day Symposium: Thursday 8th June 2017

Keynote Speakers: Prof Kerstin Stutterheim, Bournemouth University John Mateer, University of York Prof Bambo Soyinka, Bath Spa University

We are delighted to announce the full programme for the Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium 2017, taking place at Bath Spa University on Thursday 8th June 2017 and hosted by the Media Convergence Research Centre. This year's symposium will explore the theme of ‘Practice and/as Media Industry Research’. Registration is now open.

While the study of media industries itself indicates a bridging between theory and practice – between the study of media forms and the pragmatics of media making – far less attention has been paid to what the study of media industries looks like as practice-based or practice-led research, or how collaboration between academia and the media industries actively shapes practice.

As such, the symposium will feature keynote lectures by Prof Kerstin Stutterheim (Bournemouth University), John Mateer (University of York) and Prof Bambo Soyinka (Bath Spa University) on questions of practice and/as media industry research. The day will feature a series of workshops about practices of Documentary Ethics, the ‘New Media Professor’, and Information Game Narratives, as well as panels devoted to Screen Cultures & Collaborative Practices, Digital & Media Art Practices, Film & Documentary Practices, and Media Education Practices. We will also showcase the winner of our MediaWall competition, which sought to attract screen-based artworks that creatively examine and interrogate questions related to the workings of the media industries.

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