Professor Shane Blackman (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dr Asya Draganova, (Birmingham City University) and Dr Alan Payne (University of Kent) are coorganising a whole day of events celebrating the Canterbury Sound.
Dr Chris Pallant and Jo Samuel are putting the final touches to this year’s Anifest, a celebration of animation and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Canterbury Christ Church University
29-30 September 2017
FREE TICKETS to all students, under 16s and over 60s.
Friday 29th September: 9am-6pm AH3.13, Augustine House
Animators, scholars, and historians will gather to share knowledge around the subject of Walt Disney’s Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (1937) – a film that also celebrates a significant anniversary this year: it turns 80! The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Amy Davis (University of Hull), author of Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation (2006) and Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney’s Feature Films (2014).
Saturday 30th September: 10.00am-5.30pm, Augustine Hall
A full programme of behind-the-scenes talks from high-profile animation insiders: Tom Sito (Disney/DreamWorks), Jim Parkyn (Aardman), Tom Box (Blue Zoo), and Samantha Moore (a documentary filmmaker who specialises in animation). Workshops for stop motion model making and animated flipbooks will also be offered. Throughout the festival there will also be plenty of chances to see this year’s shortlisted films that are in contention for one of the Anifest Awards. The Saturday programme is great for all the family and students of all ages.
Website for tickets and prices: https://www.canterburyanifest.com/events-tickets
You can see a documentary of last year’s event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUajlO2AdqQ
Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a conference to mark the centenary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
2017: A Clarke Odyssey
A Conference Marking the Centenary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK
Saturday 9 December 2017
Professor Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent)
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important British sf writers of the twentieth century – novelist, short-story writer, scriptwriter, science populariser, fan, presenter of documentaries on the paranormal, proposer of the uses of the geosynchronous orbit and philanthropist.
We want to celebrate his life, work and influence on science fiction, science and beyond.
Professor Charlotte Sleigh will open proceedings by looking at Clarke as an sf fan in the interwar years in London and how this intersected with his interest in science and its communication. Award-winning author Stephen Baxter will round out the event with an examination of Clarke’s non-fiction and how this positioned him as a significant public figure.
Our international conference speakers will address novels such as Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey (book and film) and Imperial Earth, looking as issues such as transhumanism, Buddhism, terraforming and sexual politics. They will make connections to sf writers including Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Olaf Stapledon and Liu Cixin, plus Star Trek. We will also discuss the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Cost: Waged: £65
Unwaged and students £50
(Including lunch and refreshments)
To register please click here.
We would like to acknowledge the support of Serendip (https://www.clarkeaward.com/).
For more details see our blog at https://2017aclarkeodyssey.wordpress.com/
Rob Ball, Senior Lecturer in Photography, will have a new installation piece showing at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
James Frost has devised a mummers play for the Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival.
Senior Lecturer in Photography, Rob Ball, has an exhibition of tintypes opening as part of Margate Festival.
A one day symposium, Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century, takes place in the Powell Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University, on June 9th 2017.
Senior Lecturer James Frost will be co-hosting a workshop exploring the tarot through movement.
The Living Tarot – Explorative Movement Workshop
with Movement Director Viola Bruni and Art Lecturer James Frost
Registration is open for a symposium by The Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts
Practices, processes, and materials
Thursday 1st June 2017
12.30pm-6pm in Pg09
A symposium organised by the centre for practice based research in the arts
Photography, digital media, electronics, sculpture and medical prosthetics…
Thursday 1 June 2017 12.30pm – 6pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road
Canterbury CT1 1QU
Pg09, Powell Building, School of Media, Art and Design
the canary and the hammer
Lisa Barnard, The University of South Wales
wonky shapes and wrong code
Dr. John Richards, Leicester Media School, De Montfort University
temporary implants and the human body
Dr. Phaedra Shanbaum, Digital Arts and Media Education, UCL
shuffled landscapes: game playing sculpture
Dr. Elly Thomas, artist and independent scholar
For further details contact Tim Long
Goran Stefanovski from the School of Media Art and Design is delivering the third event in the Dialogic Imaginations series, curated by Bryan Hawkins for the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts.
Hamlet: Live, Die Repeat!
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Goran Stefanovski will be talking about his radical dramaturgical approach to Hamlet for the highly successful and critically acclaimed production by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. Directed by Aleksandar Popovski, it opened in September 2016 and is currently on tour in major European cities.
In the production the action of Hamlet is treated as a case of Nietzchean “eternal recurrence” and it is directed as an “emergent narrative”.
Emergent gameplay is a recent game design term that refers to mechanics that change according to the player’s actions. Emergent gameplay includes a number of relatively simple decisions that a player must make, the sum of which lead to more complex outcomes.
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