Media Practice SYMPOSIUM

Media Practice SYMPOSIUM

Possible Constellations: Publishing in the Digital Age


Saturday 31 October 2015, 11.30-5, University of Lincoln * 

ATTENDANCE IS FREE, and includes the option of attending a very special immersive and interactive light & sound event at Lincoln Castle, part of Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2015 and the Magna Carta 800 anniversary celebrations

This symposium, supported as part of the AHRC-funded Academic Book of the Future Project, considers the possibilities for the circulation, publication and exhibition of new ideas in the digital age, aiming to challenge and expand current perceptions of what high quality research outputs might look like in the 21st century, particular for those working in media subjects.

Our keynote speaker is Catherine Grant from the University of Sussex, a highly respected champion and producer of the video essay format.

Grant has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship and intertextuality, and has edited volumes on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay.

In her presentation Catherine Grant will examine current multimodal approaches to research and digital publishing in film and media studies. She will focus on two recent examples of audiovisual essays published online alongside written texts to argue that not only would film and media studies benefit from moving “Beyond the Book” as a presentational mode, but also from embracing the new networked and digitally enriched research methods and processes that lead to these enriched scholarly media forms, too.

Other presenters include Paul Moore (Ulster), Karen Savage, Mikey Muray and Joanna White (all Lincoln).


This event is also part of the programme for the third edition of the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture (23 Oct-1st Nov 2015) and attenders will have the chance to see live examples of world class digital ‘practice-as-research’, by exploring the Festival trail throughout the city. They will also be offered complementary tickets to the provocative and immersive digital projection extravaganza at Lincoln Castle – the final event of the magnificent Magna Carta 800 anniversary celebrations.

The output of this event should be of interest to creative media practitioners, academics, publishers, commissioners, students … and anyone interested in debating the changing shape of publication in the digital age.

* Thanks to Virgin East Coast, a special direct ‘Festival’ train service from London to Lincoln will be available on Sat 31st Oct (leaving London at 9.10am, arriving Lincoln at 11.03) at super-discounted rate. For those who need to return to London the same day, there’s a direct service that leaves Lincoln at 5.15pm arriving at 7.11pm.

** The One, The Few, The Many, by the Seeper digital arts collective, will offer an immersive digital version of Magna Carta-related themes at Lincoln Castle, illuminating the dynamics of individual and collective power, past and present. Starts at 7pm.

To book your FREE place, register here: (limited to 30 places)

For further information please contact Sarah Barrow at

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