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CFP: Works-in-Progress (WIP) Workshop @ GEM Lab

Deadline: February 15th, 2021.

The Works-in-Progress (WIP) workshop at the GEM Lab is welcoming proposals for the Winter and Spring 2021. The deadline is February 15, 2021. If you are working on a project at the moment, we would love to showcase your work and host a forum for discussion! The workshop is a great opportunity to share your work and exchange with Film and Media Studies, and Humanities scholars.

Works-in-Progress (WIP) is a workshop series at the Global Emergent Media Lab that started in the Fall of 2017. The workshop is meant to showcase new and developing projects by the Fine Arts graduate community (and beyond), creating a space for interdisciplinary critique and feedback. Encouraging the engagement of workshop participants, the emphasis is on research methodologies and future directions. We aim to create a space for alternative methodologies and practices, investigating research trends in the humanities such as visual anthropology, digital ethnography, field recording and sound experiments, approaches to information technologies, and other on the ground research practices. Audiovisual or other media and visual materials can be foregrounded along with a short (20-30 minute) presentation. Workshops are structured according to the necessities of the project. Workshop leaders are invited to pre-circulate reading materials and introduce multimedia aspects of their projects to accompany their presentations. However, other forms of workshop organization are welcome in order to fulfill the mandate of in-progress, emergent research. The presentation will be followed by a longer discussion period including questions, comments, and feedback from the attendees, or can emerge in a more interactive way.

Given the current public health guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19, the workshops will be held remotely. Although the workshops can definitely be hosted through a video- conferencing or streaming platform, we are equally open to other opportunities an online context may provide to present and discuss your works. We intend on making these circumstances as hospitable to your projects as possible but it is still something to keep in mind as you submit your proposals.

WIP is accepting proposals for the Winter and Spring terms and we are aiming for two to

three workshops in total. Proposals should include the names of the researchers, affiliation, a brief description of the project (250-350 words), and a short outline of the intended presentation format.

Please submit your proposals in either a PDF or Word document to by February 15, 2021.

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