SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR SSMF2014
APPLICATIONS FOR SSMF FELLOWS ARE STILL OPEN. SEE BELOW.
camra at Penn,
in collaboration with the 35th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, present
THE SECOND ANNUAL SCREENING SCHOLARSHIP MEDIA FESTIVAL (#SSMF2014)
on March 2, 2014 at University of Pennsylvania
With the proliferation of new media technologies as well as the recent growth of digital humanities centers, we have witnessed a number of debates that challenge traditional modes of research and scholarship. For camra, participating in these debates is imperative because they illuminate the heart of what we do as scholars, media makers, and public intellectuals. We seek to push the boundaries of research and media, developing new ways of knowing through audiovisual forms of expression. We aim to create an aesthetic sensibility that destabilizes previously held notions of what differentiates art from scholarship. Thus, we ask the following questions:
What are the possibilities that advances in media offer for knowledge production? What are the methods and strategies that media makers and academics share in their work? What are the ways in which academics can and should integrate rigorous media production in their research?
camra at Penn invites scholars, media-makers, students and educators to explore these questions at the Second Annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. We welcome submissions that explore the relation between social theory, pedagogy, and aesthetics using images and sound in the form of film, soundscapes and recordings, blogs, websites, eBooks, animation, photographs, and other media forms.
SSMF brings together scholars, media artists, students and teachers to examine experiments in multimodal research representation. We explore how diverse and creative uses of multiple media are changing knowledge production and the research imagination, during a day of panel discussions and project screenings showcasing film, radio, web-based platforms. To learn more about SSMF, check out images from our media festival last year here: SSMF 2013.
We are pleased to invite interested undergraduate students to apply for the Screening Scholarship Media Festival (SSMF) Fellows program. Fellows will get the opportunity to participate in the Screening Scholarship Media Festival, attend an exclusive luncheon with the festival’s plenary speakers, and network with like-minded researchers and mediamakers. Attendance is required on both March 1 and March 2 and fellows will be required to write a 750 word blogpost based on their experiences at the festival. Applications are due December 1, 2014.
camra is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers and educators committed to participatory, experimental media-making. We engage in projects and workshops that use multimodal representation to push knowledge production in new directions. We develop productive partnerships with community organizations and scholars. We organize supportive spaces for creating and showcasing new work, such as our annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival. And we critically examine how technology is changing teaching and learning in higher education.