Here is a selection from this year's best second year group video projects. They are very diverse in their topics and approach, but all engage creatively and critically with the contemporary world and our experience of it, and all do this through experiments with structure and imagery.
Last October the DCRC funded the first ever all female games jam. The XX Games Jam, which was hosted and initiated by our former Director Helen Kennedy and produced by Debbie Rawlings of Auroch Digital, was a huge success and was even picked up by the BBC.
"Fifty years ago people on the streets of Paris were asked: Are you happy? in a documentary experiment with the new film technology of 1960 - hand-held sync sound. Searching for Happiness takes advantage of a new era of creative technology to ask the same question today. From Mongolia to Maharashtra, filmmakers around the world have responded to an invitation to restage those 1960 interviews. In a documentary first, producer Mandy Rose has brought those recordings together with live feeds from the web to create a documentary experience which never plays the same way twice.
Just a heads up that
1. this issue no. 77 is out (finally) and looks good. Ed. by Ben Roberts, Jeremy Gilbert and Mark Hayward. Interview with Stiegler, some bits of new translation, some good contributions.
2. I have an essay in it: ‘Editing (and) Individuation’ http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/newformations/contents.html
The DCRC are delighted that both our i-Docs website and Senior Research Fellow Mandy Rose's CollabDocs website both feature as resources on the lovely Tribeca Film Institute sandbox website.
We are sure that this is yet another sign of the growing international and interdisciplinary conversation around themes of collaboration and interaction in the continuing evolution of the documentary format.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths) will be the first of our invited speakers in 2013, to deliver a talk entitled 'Face-to-Facebook: Being private, going public and the ethics of mediation'.
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