Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fwd: The University of Sussex's REFRAME, Digital Platform for Research in Media, Film and Music - New Website: MEDIAMORPHOSIS

**Please circulate widely and apologies for any cross-posting**

The University of Sussex's REFRAME http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk
Digital Platform for Research in Media, Film and Music (including
media practice, cultural studies and journalism) is proud to announce
the launch today of its latest website MEDIAMORPHOSIS
(http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediamorphosis /), an experimental
space for the documentation, publication and dissemination of objects
and experiences.

MEDIAMORPHOSIS http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediamorphosis/ is produced
and edited by Cécile Chevalier together with other members of the
Creative Critical Practice Research Group<
http://ccrpgsussex.wordpress.com(CCPRG), based at the University of
Sussex (staff and doctoral students from the University of Sussex,
Royal College of Art, University of Brighton and University of West
London, along with unaffiliated working practitioners and members of
other professional creative organisations).

The first task of the
MEDIAMORPHOSIS<http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediamorphosis/> website is
to announce that registration is now open for the first of two
upcoming symposia connected to our research: the Mediamorphosis
Symposium and Exhibition<http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediamorphosis/mediamorphosis/about/>
that will take place on May 10, 2013 at the Attenborough Creativity
University of Sussex. We invite researchers, practitioners, artists,
designers, scientists to submit, discuss, exchange and engage with
analogue and digital practices as mediamorphosis.

Henry Jenkins (2004) describes how digital media potentially
incorporates all previous media so that it no longer makes sense to
think in medium-specific terms, problematising the concept of
authenticity and authentic experience. In this one-day symposium, we
are thus interested in questioning what is authentic experience within
digital media? And what drives the pervasive cultural desire for an
authentic experience? Because digitalisation inevitably alters the
original in a mediamorphosis-like transformation, we are interested in
exploring the authentic nature of this new object and experience.

Mediamorphosis is a collective initiative by the Creative & Critical
Practice Research Group<http://ccrpgsussex.wordpress.com/>.

Keynote speaker: Professor Sally Jane Norman
<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/240005> (Director of the
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Speakers and participants include (in alphabetical order):

Dr Camille Baker (Brunel University), Dr Caroline Bassett (University
of Sussex), Cécile Chevalier (University of Sussex), Evren Eken
(University of Sussex), Kate Genevieve (Artist), Ian Grant
(University of West London), Marlene Haring (Artist), Daniel Alexander
Hignell (University of Sussex), Dr Birgitta Hosea (University of the
Arts London), Aysenur Karabulut (University of Sussex), Simon Morse
(Artist), Micheál O'Connell (aka Mocksim, Artist), Dr Gascia
Ouzounian (Queen's University, Belfast), Joe Stephenson (Artist),
James Stevenson (Victoria & Albert Museum).

Mediamorphosis symposium is co-funded and supported by the Doctoral
School's Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) Fund, University of
Sussex<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/doctoralschool/internal/rli/> It is
also supported by the Attenborough Centre for the Creative

Place are free but limited. To register please email Cécile Chevalier
(ccprgsussex@gmail.com<mailto:ccprgsussex@gmail.com>) the registration
form that can be downloaded from the following webpage:

For further information please click on the below links:

* about http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediamorphosis/mediamorphosis/about/
* programme http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediamorphosis/mediamorphosis/programme/
* speakers

Best wishes,

Catherine Grant (REFRAME<http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk> Editor) and
Cécile Chevalier (for the Creative Critical Practice Research
Group<http://ccrpgsussex.wordpress.com/> and