I am co-organizing this conference for next month with Dr. Michelle Stewart, Director School of Film and Media Studies.
Artists, in recent years, have pioneered forms of interactive, environmental, and database art that document socio-political, cultural, and natural phenomena that were once the purview of the film and video documentary. While film and video had the ability to collect, record, narrate, and argue about the historical world, expanded documentarians utilize the full palette of digital media in order to engage audiences, participants, and users in the production, archiving, and mapping of the real. Interactive and multimedia works implicate spectators in the production of information and arguments about the world, foregrounding the public nature of the construction of knowledge.
Participants include: Steve Dietz, Andrea Grover, Skip Blumberg, Ryan Griffis, Mark Shepard, Millie Chen, Stephanie Rothenberg, Benj Gerdes, Angel Naverez and Valerie Tevere & Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga.
Conference Website: https://drupalsites.purchase.edu/expanding_the_documentary/