Online Conference: Histories of Tacit Cinematic Knowledge

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September 24, 2020 to September 26, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Archival Science

Cinematic techniques have been operating in a wide range of cultural practices beyond the classic dispositif of cinema. Configurations of film have appeared in unexpected locations and unsuspected forms, formats, usages, and temporalities, from architectural design to the production of scientific evidence, from social interaction to the organization of labor, the enhancement of sports performance, formal and informal education, warfare, legal procedures, and so on. Drawing on the notion of “tacit cinematic knowledge,” the conference aims to explore the groundwork for theorizing implicit epistemic templates configured by film forms and techniques. It is an attempt to expose inconspicuous cinematic performers shaping daily activities and modes of observation, especially where one least expects to encounter films.

Discussions with keynote speakers and panelists will take place online from September 24 to September 26, 2020. In order to receive the zoom links to the online discussions please register with your email address on until September 20, 2020.

The pre-recorded talks and keynotes will be available on this website starting from September 17.

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