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Visualizing Climate Change: Connecting Arts, Media, Science, Technology, and Activism

April 12-14, 2018

Dept. of Film and Media, Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, 390 King Street West.

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This conference engages various approaches that academics, artists, filmmakers, and activists take in regards to climate change visualization, focusing especially on moving images. Spanning interactive data visualization to time lapse photography to the documentary, moving images are the primary mode through which climate change is conveyed. With scholars in film and media studies, cultural studies, Indigenous media, curatorial studies, the philosophy of science, and geography, along with media practitioners in single channel works and digital media, this conference engages with visual representations of global effects of climate change with a particular emphasis on those of the Arctic region.

Speakers include:

Karine Bertrand (Film & Media, Queen’s); Brenda Longfellow (Cinema & Media, York); Susan Lord (Film & Media, Queen’s); Clarke Mackey (Film & Media, Queen’s); Scott MacKenzie(Film & Media, Queen’s); Ian Mauro (Geography, University of Winnipeg); Toby Miller (Director, Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University, London); Thomas Nocke (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)Sverker Sörlin (Division of History of Science, Technology, and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden); Anna Westerståhl Stenport (Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology); and Mark Terry (Culture and Communication, York).

The event is free and open to students, faculty, and the public. 

Support provided by: Queen’s University Department of Film and Media, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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