methods@manchester seminar: Ethno Science Fiction: Projective Improvisation of Future Scenarios in Ethnographic Film
|Starts:||13:00 19 Mar 2018|
|Ends:||14:00 19 Mar 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Johannes Sjoberg|
The talk will draw on the findings from ethnographic fieldwork research and film-making in Yorkshire, to suggest how ethno science fiction can be used as an ethnographic method by combining participatory video with applied theatre. Ethno science fiction is a development of the ethnofiction of pioneering visual anthropologist Jean Rouch. While ethnofiction draws on projective improvisation as an ethnographic film method to explore past and present experiences of ethnographic significance through co-creative expression and reflexivity, ethno science fiction is exclusively concerned with the uncertainty of the future. The film method refers to the popular film and literary genre to indicate the impact the process of imagining an uncertain future has on present experience and how the imagined narratives of the ethno science fiction can influence the creation of strategies for the future.
I will suggest how ethno science fiction can explore the process of anticipation, hope and fear in relation to uncertainties of the future including environmental threats in the everyday life of British youth. 'Science' has an additional meaning in this context since scientists are predicting the long-term consequences of climate change with increased accuracy. The imagined narratives of the future scenarios are thus generated in the tension between the personal imagination of the participants and the predictions of the scientists.
This seminar is presented by Dr Jonannes Sjoberg. Johannes is a lecturer in Screen Studies in Drama at the University of Manchester, specialising in screen practice.
Booking is essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethno-science-fiction-projective-improvisation-of-future-scenarios-in-ethnographic-film-tickets-43741132906
Dr Johannes Sjoberg
Organisation: University of Manchester
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