camra at Penn, in collaboration with the 35th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, present THE SECOND ANNUAL SCREENING SCHOLARSHIP MEDIA FESTIVAL (#SSMF2014) on March 2, 2014 at University of Pennsylvania. Register here.
With the proliferation of new media technologies as well as the recent growth of digital humanities centers, we have witnessed a number of debates that challenge traditional modes of research and scholarship. For camra, participating in these debates is imperative because they illuminate the heart of what we do as scholars, media makers, and public intellectuals. We seek to push the boundaries of research and media, developing new ways of knowing through audiovisual forms of expression. We aim to create an aesthetic sensibility that destabilizes previously held notions of what differentiates art from scholarship.
Thus, we ask the following questions:
What are the possibilities that advances in media offer for knowledge production? What are the methods and strategies that media makers and academics share in their work? What are the ways in which academics can and should integrate rigorous media production in their research?