i-Docs 2012: The Only UK Event Dedicated Exclusively to Interactive Documentary

BRISTOL, UK – On 22-23 March, i-Docs 2012 brings together producers, scholars and students of interactive documentary to grapple with the diverse practices and forms of this fast developing field. Convened by the University of the West of England’s Digital Cultures Research Centre, this year’s symposium expands to two full days with a third day of interactive workshops and takes place at the Watershed.

Bristol Media members are offered a special ‘staff’ rate of £100 for a two-day pass – a 30% discount – Tickets are at: http://bit.ly/idocsbristolmedia

i-Docs – an online datablog at the Guardian, a pervasive game in the streets of London, an educational 3D story on Second Life, or a film which links documentary footage to live data feeds….
i-Docs gives visibility to these emerging forms of factual storytelling and takes an international perspective on emerging trends:

  • Journalism is becoming a new form of activism Mobile technologies are opening new markets to documentary makers
  • HTML5 – new authoring tools are being launched to facilitate the production of web narratives
  • Augmented reality games and layered locative experiences are crossing over into documentary storytelling

Following 2011′s sold-out inaugural event i-Docs 2012 is now expanded to run over two full days. This year’s very strong line-up includes keynote speakers reflecting cutting-edge and award winning work:

  • Jigar Mehta (18 Days in Egypt)
  • Brett Gaylor (rip! A Remix Manifesto, Popcorn Maker, Popcorn project, Mozilla Foundation
  • Submarine Channel Award-winning creators of visually-led transmedia projects (Collapsus)
  • Katerina Cizek (Highrise)
  • Esteemed documentary scholar Brian Winston
  • Interactive pioneer Max Whitby
  • Subtlemob creator Duncan Speakman

An important feature of this year’s symposium will be sessions examining some of the key emerging tools for authoring and creating web documentary – Popcorn maker, 3WDoc and Klynt. See the whole line up, abstracts and more at i-docs.org

Full two-day Bristol Media tickets are available from http://bit.ly/idocsbristolmedia at a special rate of £100 – which includes lunch and refreshments. Single day passes are available for £60.