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Site Excavations: Archaeology of Film Transmedia Awards Archives

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015
Event9th European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference - Lodz, Poland
Duration: 17 Jun 201520 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference9th European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
CountryPoland
CityLodz
Period17/06/1520/06/15

Abstract

Site Excavations: Archaeology of Film Transmedia Award Archives What has been described as the ‘burgeoning past and vanishing present’ of our rapidly changing digital media culture has thrown into question conventional approaches to archive [1]. Over the last twenty years transmedia has become an established practice in film production but to investigate its development alternative approaches were needed. Awards have become increasingly prominent in our ‘culture of prestige’ and a number have sprung up to recognise transmedia practices from the Prix Ars Electronica to the Webbys. What they have in common is that they are all interested in ‘speaking’ about transmedia, articulating what it is and what it can be. This paper asserts that awards are significant to historical media studies because they valorise certain practices over others and therefore can shape what happens next. By adopting a Foucaudian approach to this enquiry, this paper will suggest that awards can be regarded as archives providing a rich site for media archaeological excavation. [1] This phrase is borrowed from the title of a session at the Society for Historical Archaeology conference in 2008 ‘The Archaeology of ten Minutes Ago: Material Histories of the Burgeoning Past and Vanishing Present. (Holtorf & Piccini 2011:9-10)

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Kim Walden, ‘Site Excavations: Archaeology of Film Transmedia Awards Archives’, paper presented at the 9th European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Lodz, Poland, 17-20 June, 2015.

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