We are so excited that the Call for Submissions for the Screening Scholarship Media Festival (#SSMF2015) is out! Our theme this year is “Performing the Digital” and in case you have not seen it, here is the call:
This year at the Screening Scholarship Media Festival we invite submissions from scholars, activists, artists, filmmakers, and educators that creatively explore how the social world is performed in and through digital media. Over the last few years, there has been a proliferation of scholarship that looks at media as a vehicle for performing and constituting reality, not merely representing it. With this in mind we ask: What are the ethics and politics of (re)presenting our work on screen? How do multiple lives — digital, analog, physical – connect and disconnect through on and offline pathways? What does it mean to be a scholar, artist, and/or educator in the digital age? What are the affordances and tensions of digital mediafor scholarship, activism, and pedagogy?
With this theme we want to highlight how the production of multimodal research in today’s environment is always, in some ways, an act of “performing the digital.” Every time that we pick up a camera to film informants, students, cities, or scenes, we are performing a research personae that is informed by digital media, and because of this, the theme for this year is intrinsically connected to camra’s mission.
It’s going to be a great festival this year. Check out these photos from last year’s SSMF and get excited!