Current trends in audio-visual digital cultures – London, 23 March 2011

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the event “Current trends in audio-visual digital cultures,” this Wednesday (March 23rd) in London at the Instituto Cervantes (102 Eaton Square) from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm. This event is part of a series of “Bonus Tracks” organised as part of the Remix Cinema Workshop (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford), and will consist of two talks and an informal networking session which is aimed at creators, researchers, and professionals involved in initiatives related to emerging audiovisual practices.

/////// Intro
Networked technologies are facilitating the development of a wide range of new media practices and, ultimately, contributing to notable shifts in audiovisual cultures. For example, we see the proliferation of remix practices in DIY media in the context of every-day life. Likewise, in the domain of independent film-making, online community platforms and innovative production and distribution systems are offering unprecedented possibilities allowing for new forms of co-creation in constellations that were not possible prior to the widespread uptake of the Internet and, more recently, the development of social media applications.

/////// Talks
Dr. Antoni Roig Telo and Joan Carles Martorell provide an overview of emerging trends in contemporary audio-visual digital cultures in Spain. Each talk will focus on a number of initiatives and projects exemplifying innovative ways in which digital technologies are harnessed for the collaborative production of audiovisual content. While the examples are primarily from the Spanish arena, discussions are placed in a broader international context.
Dr. Antoni Roig Telo has done extensive research on a broad scope of audio-visual creation, including emerging forms of participatory film-making, machinima and modding. He will offer a critical glance at phenomena such as co-creation, collaboration and crowdsourcing by drawing from cases of independent film productions. More specifically, he will discuss the Spanish indie projects The Cosmonaut, La Wikipeli and Panzer Chocolate. Dr. Roig Telo has PhD in Information and Knowledge Society, and is the Director of the postgraduate programme in Audiovisual Media Innovation at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain)
Joan Carles Martorell will present, a platform where audiovisual researchers, professionals and festivals meet to talk, think and test old and new ideas on cinema, television, games, internet, transmedia, remix, copyleft and people. EMBED is promoting initiatives fostering the disclosure of cultural audiovisual source codes, a metaphor for exploring, showcasing and distributing audiovisual content by inviting film-makers, musicians and artists to share their sources of inspirations. EMBED is an initiative of Festivalito, Movil Film Fest, and ZEMOS98 with the support of Instituto Cervantes and Junta de Andalucía (all based in Spain).

/////// Networking session
Following the talks we have scheduled time for an informal networking session aimed at artists, creators, media professionals, and academics with interest in any aspect of audio-visual digital culture. We encourage anyone interested in this session to bring flyers or other printed materials explaining their work or projects (please include contact details). The aim of the session is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and possibly establish contacts for future collaborations among the participants.

/////// Sign up for this event
The event is free, but registration is required. If you would like to attend the event please send an email to or make a call: (0)20 7201 0750.
If you are interested in participating in the networking session as well please send an email to including a few lines about your work, and any URL or contact details you would like us to distribute to other participants.

/////// About the Remix Cinema Workshop
This event is part of the Remix Cinema Workshop, an international 2-day conference on audiovisual digital cultures. Remix Cinema is a student-led initiative funded by the Beyond Text programme of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is organised by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford, UK), in collaboration with UNIA Prácticas y Culturas Digitales (Spain) and it is supported by St. Antony’s College (Oxford University), Modern Art Oxford and the Instituto Cervantes (London).

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Best wishes,

The Remix Cinema Workshop Organising Committee