On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July the Technologies of Memory and Affect gang hosted a two-day conference bringing together creative practitioners and scholars for an interdisciplinary thinkfest, sharing our work interrogating the intersections between 'technology', 'affect', and 'memory'.
The brilliant and generous Larissa Hjorth, RMIT Distinguished Professor and Digital Artist gave a plenary address and wowed us with her recent work before framing the work of the unconference.
Day 1, hosted at Flinders in the City campus, was a series of 'lightning talks' (10 mins each with quick responses from peers) followed by a collaborative paper/slam/workshop.
We'll be asking people to write down three pivotal concepts (that underpin our theme) that we will then collate. We'll choose the top 3 or 4, make groups of 3 or 4... then devise an abstract/outline for a collaborative article.
Day 2 hosted at Flinders' Bedford Park campus saw us workshop a series of pre-circulated papers with the view to a special issue of a journal.
Here is a storify of the event