Thinking Through Complexity

University of Bayreuth, 6th & 7th April 2018

Though ‚doing documentary‘ has been a volatile endeavor ever since its beginnings, we are currently witnessing fundamental transformations in the mediatization of ‚reality‘. Due to processes of hybridization and convergence, new practices with a documentary impetus are evolving, embracing the potential of interactivity, participation and collaboration. Documentary assemblages are not only ’networked‚ in the sense that they are trying to tackle reality in its entangled complexity; they also most often comprise a networking dimension.

The aim of this conference is to contribute to better understandings of emergent practices in the field of interactive documentary practices at the intersection of creativity and research, art, science and technology and to critically explore the potential and challenges we are facing.