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AVPC 2016: Visual Pedagogies and Digital Cultures

The DOC-team has been accepted for a collective presentation at the first Visual Pedagogies and Digital Cultures conference (AVPC2016) in Zagreb. The conference takes place on the 18-19 of June in Zagreb. This will our first opportunity to present our work collectively at a conference. For more details, check the conference website here:

From the call:

During the past decades, traditional media have undergone major transformations. Hierarchical models of one-way dissemination of information, knowledge and culture have been replaced by horizontal models of two-way communication, and everyone has become a producer and a consumer. One by one, traditional media gave in to new modes of production and dissemination.

In the beginning, the Internet enabled people to produce and share text. Soon after,technological development enabled people to produce and share images and music. Finally, following rapid increase in computing power and bandwith, video has joined the long line of digitally transformed media.

The Association of Visual Pedagogies Conference AVPC 2016: Visual Pedagogies and Digital Cultures explores these transformations in the context of human learning around three broad dialectically intertwined themes. The first theme is concerned with practical issues. How to produce suitable video learning materials? When, and under which conditions, can we videotape children? The second theme is related to video pedagogies. What is the role of video in physical and virtual classrooms? How to seize the pedagogical potentials of video? Finally, the third theme is related to digital cultures, politics, and emancipation. What is the new role of video in production and dissemination of culture and knowledge? What are the unique features of video research metodologies? What is the role of visual cultures in new social movements and social transformations at large?

The last question, about visual cultures in new social movements is what interests us the most. We will focus on the visual artefacts we are working with: posters, pictures, videos, and atmosphere generally. These artefacts will be at the center of our presentation and paper.So we are looking to make an applied presentation, focusing on materials gathered, rather than the theoretical core of our collective work. However, from the artefacts, we will make references to the field of visual research in social movement theory as far as they are relevant.


Our project in a poster.

On the 4th of March, part of the DOC-team will travel to Vienna for a two day workshop at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Over those two days we will be taking part in sessions with other DOC-team recipients and presenting our project. As part of that, we developed this poster to visualize our project: