Film and Media Scholar to Visit TFTS

23 January 2017

We are very pleased that Dr. Angela Piccini (Reader in Screen Media at the University of Bristol) will be visiting the department on Wednesday 1st February 2017 to lead a research seminar entitled ‘Media Archaeology and the Mega-event City’. Dr. Piccini’s collaborative research focuses on the moving image and its intersections with place, space and materiality. She is a notable figure in screen practice research internationally, having been involved with numerous AHRC-funded projects across academia, industry, community and the public sector.


In her seminar, Dr. Piccini will discuss how a range of archaeological methods might enact new forms of media archaeology. In the context of events such as the Beijing Summer Olympics 2008, how might urban screens be apprehended as they move across planning regulation, technical specification, live experience, entangled infrastructure and online archive? By what means can we think through the materialities of urban screens as participating in the worlding of the world? How might urban screens be approached conceptually and methodologically?


Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar, which takes place 5-6pm in the TFTS Seminar Room, Parry Williams building.


Earlier in the day, Dr. Piccini will be hosting a special workshop for staff on the methodologies and impact of screen practice research.


This event is being organised by the newly-established Screen Practice research cluster – an interdisciplinary, cross-institute group of screen media practitioners and researchers from TFTS and the School of Art.


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