Peter Dukes at i-docs 2012

Posted on: 18 April 2012
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CMP Course Leader, Peter Dukes, presented a paper on ‘Questioning Participation in Interactive Documentary’ at this year’s i-docs conference at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol (22nd-23rd March).

i-docs is ‘the first symposium totally dedicated to the interactive documentary genre. Convened by Judith Aston and Sandra Gaudenzi and supported by the Digital Cultures Research Centre of the University of the West of England’.

The conference organisers describe an i-doc as ‘the link between digital interactive technology and documentary practice’.

Other presenters in the 2012 conference included Mandy Rose, Brian Winston, Brett Gaylor, Kat Cizek, Martin Reiser, Kerric Harvey and many others.

Among the many excellent presentations this year were sessions on new tools for interactive documentary makers, presented by industry leading studios and organisations such as Mozilla (Popcorn) and HonkyLabs (Klynt). Such tools will be introduced to CMP students in the next academic year. The value of staff research is precisely in this ability to return the benefits to our curriculum and so offer our students a chance to work at the forefront of contemporary media.

Peter also presented a paper at last year’s inaugural i-docs conference on ‘Found footage film as a model for interactive documentary practice’. You can read his i-docs blog post relating to that presentation here.

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