Sept 24–26, 2020
Organized by the Graduate Research Training Program 2279
Configurations of Film
The pre-recorded talks are available online. To watch them please click on program on the right and go to Keynotes and Panels.
Discussions with keynote speakers and panelists will take place online from September 24 to September 26, 2020.
Registration is closed.
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Cinematic techniques have been operating in a wide range of cultural practices beyond the classic dispositif of cinema. Configurations of film have appeared in unexpected locations and unsuspected forms, formats, usages, and temporalities, from architectural design to the production of scientific evidence, from social interaction to the organization of labor, the enhancement of sports performance, formal and informal education, warfare, legal procedures, and so on. Drawing on the notion of “tacit cinematic knowledge,” the conference aims to explore the groundwork for theorizing implicit epistemic templates configured by film forms and techniques. It is an attempt to expose inconspicuous cinematic performers shaping daily activities and modes of observation, especially where one least expects to encounter films.