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Humanist Archives: Feb. 21, 2022, 6:25 a.m. Humanist 35.546 - events: transmedia activism (Madrid)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 546.
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        Date: 2022-02-20 13:16:15+00:00
        From: Franz FISCHER <>
        Subject: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSMEDIA ACTIVISM: Creativity & Expanded Information, February 25th, 2022, Madrid.

Dear digital humanists,

We re please to announce:

Friday, February 25th, in Madrid.

The event is jointly organized by University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M),
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid and the Venice Centre for Digital
and Public Humanities (VeDPH). Here is the programme:

SALÓN DE GRADOS – Puerta de Toledo, UC3M
9.30-9.45 Opening: Concepción Cascajosa (UC3M), Franz Fischer (VeDPH) &
Juan Miguel Aguado (AE-IC, UM)

9.45-10.45 Carlos Scolari (U. Pompeu Fabra): Transmedia Activism: Narcos,
Walls and Genocides

10.45-11.45 Carolina Fernández-Castrillo (UC3M-VeDPH) & Paolo Cirio
(Independent Hacktivist): Beyond the Code: Hacktivism and Expanded

ROUND TABLE 12.15-14.15
Moderator: Alejandro Barranquero (UC3M)

José Ramón Alcalá (U. Castilla la Mancha): Beyond Creativity: Data
Visualization and Civic Engagement

Tiziana Mancinelli (VeDPH): Hacking and Media Activists: How the Internet
has contributed to the Self-organization of Grassroots Organisations

Vicente Rodríguez Ortega (IUCE-UC3M): Are Audiovisual Essays a Form of
Cinephilic Activism?

Diego Mantoan (VeDPH): Disrupting Communication Technology: Artists,
Activists, and Behavioral Change

17.00-19.30 Paolo Cirio (Independent Hacktivist) & Carolina
Fernández-Castrillo (UC3M-VeDPH):
ARTE e ATTIVISMO – Transmedia Art: etica proattiva ed investigazione di
tecnologie emergenti

The term "transmedia" applied to activism invites us to reflect on the
participatory dynamics for civic action present in Digital Communication.
What would happen if we also applied creativity to social mobilization? We
would need to review inspiring examples of multiplatform practices from
Popular Culture Memetics to Experiential Marketing, Immersive Journalism or
Media Art. Adopting Intermediality as a starting point, in this conference
we will pay special attention to the growing role of User Generated Content
(UGC), by allowing both new formulas to access information and attractive
visualization strategies for the data obtained. Collaborative practices
tend to facilitate an approach to phenomena invisible to traditional media,
allowing greater awareness and even direct intervention on reality itself.
We will reflect on the role of information as content and a means of
creative expression through the activation of transmedia interventions that
include immersive installations, virtual and augmented reality
environments, hacker operations, gamification or collective performances. A
series of guerrilla actions, significant in terms of media innovation,
which also contribute to the redefinition of the concept of activism and
citizen participation in the third decade of the 21st century.

For more information see:

On behalf of the organizers
Franz Fischer


Franz Fischer
Direttore, Venice Centre for Digital & Public Humanities (VeDPH)
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Università Ca' Foscari
Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà
Dorsoduro 3484/D - 30123 Venezia

Tel.: +39 041 234 6266 (ufficio), +39 041 234 9863 (segreteria del centro)

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