NEW DATE - Visual Futures of the Media 2020

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Universitetet i Bergen, Aulaen

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VISUAL FUTURES OF THE MEDIA August 25, 2020

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THE CONFERENCE:

Visual Futures of the Media will be rescheduled. The new date for the conference is August 25, 2020.

The decision to reschedule was made with attendee and speaker safety and health in mind following concerns about the potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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ViSmedia & NCE Media

News organizations are increasingly test beds for new technologies. A crucial challenge for journalists to deal with is the truthfulness of images and videos. Privacy concerns and implications of the vertical gaze is another hot topic. What are the benefits of climate surveillance from above? And how can students learn to deal competently with the emergent metamedium virtual reality in the years to come?

Welcome to the conference Visuals Futures of the Media on August 25. By focusing on scenario development, researchers from Norway, Finland and the US invite you to experience risks and opportunities of emerging visual technologies in the news media. Three main scenarios will be presented at the conference. The first scenario concerns ubiquitous news surveillance from above. The second scenario focuses on alternative truths in politics, exemplified by the coming US Elections. Finally, the third scenario envisions experimental teaching and learning through VR in higher education.

The scenarios are based on comprehensive research, and will be framed by visual student experiments. Each session is followed by a short interactive panel discussion with researchers and media professionals. The interactive panels will be moderated by Hilde Sandvik. Conference host is Øyvind Vågnes, UiB.

The conference lasts from 1000 to 1515, including a Black Mirror Surprise. From 1515 to 1630 there will be a conversational reception with student demos and posters at the Museum showroom next to the Aula.

The event is organized by NCEMedia and the ViSmedia project, Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen. The event is funded by NCE Media and the Norwegian Research Council and is carried out in accordance with the framework for responsible research and innovation (RRI) under the research program SAMANSVAR.

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