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Works in Progress 2019-2020 - CFP and Fall Schedule

The Works-in-Progress (WIP) workshop at the GEM Lab is welcoming proposals for the Winter 2020. The deadline is November 8, 2019. If you are working on a project at the moment, we would love to showcase your work and host a forum for discussion! The workshop is a great opportunity to share your work and exchange with Film and Media Studies and Humanities scholars.

Works-in-Progress (WIP) is a workshop series at the Global Emergent Media Lab that started in the Fall of 2017. The workshop is meant to showcase new and developing projects by the Fine Arts graduate community (and beyond), creating a space for interdisciplinary critique and feedback. Encouraging the engagement of workshop participants, the emphasis is on research methodologies and future directions. We aim to create a space for alternative methodologies and practices, investigating research trends in the humanities such as visual anthropology, digital ethnography, field recording and sound experiments, approaches to information technologies, and other on the ground research practices. Audiovisual or other media and visual materials can be foregrounded along with a short (20-30 minute) presentation on how you're currently thinking about and working through your ideas. Workshops are structured according to the necessities of the project. Workshop leaders are invited to pre-circulate reading materials and introduce multimedia aspects of their projects to accompany their presentations. However, other forms of workshop organization are welcome in order to fulfill the mandate of in-progress, emergent research. The presentation will be followed by a longer discussion period including questions, comments, and feedback from the attendees, or can emerge in a more interactive way.

WIP is accepting proposals for the Winter term until November 8th. We are aiming to have three workshops in the Winter. Proposals should include the names of the researchers, affiliation, a brief description of the project (250-350 words), and a short outline of the intended presentation format. Please submit proposals to Patrick Brodie (, Ylenia Olibet ( and Lola Rémy (

Fall schedule:

October 17: “Lowrance: the Politics of Form, Authorship and Distribution” by Muhammad Nour Elkhairy (Film Production)

November 5: “Labour of Oil, Petrocultural Imaginaries and Colonial Modernity in Iran: An Experimental Film and Multimedia Project” by Sanaz Sohrabi (Humanities)

December 5: “Digital Diorama: Expanded Cinema, Spectatorship and the Panorama in Immersive Storytelling” by Allison Moore (Film Production)

- Ylenia Olibet, Lola Remy, and Patrick Brodie

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