2022 International Seminar Series

 

AVP’s conference format for 2022 will be a series of seminars, VR experiences, Twitter events and more. This series is free to members.

 

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Virtual Reality Forum

Part 1: Immersive Possibilities of Education in VR

November 30th 2021, 6 pm (NZST)

Hosted by Rene Novak via Zoom

This introductory session explores the pedagogical potential of virtual reality (VR), introducing some leading platforms for collaborative online VR education. The session will build VR knowledge, confidence and community, developing a platform and topic plan for the following session. Discussion topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • How immersive pedagogies look like
  • Potential of VR for education
  • Multi-modal and multi-sensory perceptions in virtual worlds
  • Commercialisation of the virtual space
  • Philosophical notions of VR
  • What software platforms are there to be utilised for education
  • How can immersive arts become a new kind of artistic expression
  • VR vs the COVID epidemic
  • Ethics in VR
  • Virtual gamification of learning
  • Potential projects we might want to pursue as a group

The aim of this seminar is to establish a regular discussion group of interdisciplinary experts and enthusiasts for VR, that may result in potential group projects.

Part 2: The AVP Hybrid Reality Discussion Group


February 22nd 2022, 6 pm (NZST)

Hosted by Rene Novak

A mixed-reality hybrid event collaboratively negotiated in platform and topic in part 1. This will be the start of the regular form hosted in VR.

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Re/sponse-able Visual Ethics

A hybrid event hosted by University of Canterbury, Christchurch Aotearoa, New Zealand

Friday 8th April 2022, 10 am – 2 pm (NZST)

Co-hosted by  Jayne White, Marek Tesar & Dean Sutherland

This half-day hybrid kōrero takes up the important topic of visual ethics as a dialogue between researchers, students, teachers and the academy – a conversation started some time ago by AVP and friends at PESA. It will be of interest to all concerned and we are particularly keen to facilitate robust discussion between these groups about what it means to represent learners through images and their (re)production. We extend a special invitation to those who serve on ethics committees within (and beyond) the academy or who share an interest in understanding the constraints and opportunities for approaches to visual ethics that are not only responsible but ‘re/sponse-able’.

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VJEP-Brill Publishing Workshop

A hybrid event hosted by the University of Canterbury, Christchurch Aotearoa, New Zealand

Friday 8 April 2022, 3 – 6 pm (NZST)

Hosted by University of Canterbury in collaboration with AVP and Brill.

John Bennett (Brill) will speak on Open Access and Creative Commons. Attendees are invited to bring their ideas for publication as well as any questions they might have.

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Seeing More-Than-Human: A One-Day Symposium on New Materialist Visual Methodologies

June 16th 2022, 12 – 4 pm (NZST)

Hosted by Jacoba MatapoSean Sturm and colleagues from the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland via Zoom

This half-day hybrid kōrerorero addresses the role of visual methodologies in new materialist theory/practice in education and beyond. “Visualisation,” or scopic representation, is often taken to be central to Western science and its offshoots, grounding concepts such as objectivity, verification and perspective that inform much positivist and some interpretativist research. But other approaches to the visual in research are possible, many of which have been taken up by new materialist researchers: cartography (Deleuze & Guattari), diffraction (Barad), haptic vision (Puig de la Bellacasa), to name just three. In this symposium, we will explore through discussions and workshops how new materialist theorists/practitioners have exercised their visual image-ination in their research in education and beyond.

This event will be followed by an end-of-day AGM at 4 pm (NZST), which is also taking place at Auckland University with an online capacity for members and is hosted by Bridgette Redder.

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Pedagogical Provocations

October 2022

Hosted by Bridgette Redder in form of a Twitter symposium

 

This Tweet event provides a digital space to make visible pedagogies that celebrate the visual! Teaching comes in a multiplicity of shapes and forms. It is easy to fall into the habit of seeing teaching and learning as a process which happens in the classroom, but pedagogy in its broadest sense, can be found everywhere, if you just remember to look. To celebrate some of the ways teaching and learning can be initiated and fostered through the visual medium, AVP invites you to a Twitter symposium, to share a pedagogical event based on video/image/memes/art/gaming/animation/film demonstration that raises a visual provocation – provoking people to think, feel, and imagine the visual possibilities. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to deliver their pedagogical provocation presentation using up to 12 Tweets with text, images and/or video attachments. The intention of this event is to spark dialogue around the pedagogical provocation posed.

Please email your pedagogical provocation ‘brief’ and biography by 2nd September 2022.

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De-colonising seeing(s): Traversing Pacific Indigenous onto-epistemologies through digitally mediated spaces. A virtual taster seminar

December 2022

Hosted by Jacoba Matapo at Auckland University

The two hour virtual seminar will start with a panel discussion of Pacific scholars and their experiences of traversing Pacific Indigenous onto-epistemologies through digitally mediated spaces. The panel discussion will draw upon two broad themes; the human and non-human ecologies of digital media and sustainable futures. Following the panel discussion, participants will be invited to take virtual tour of coconet.tv, the largest online hub for Indigenous Pacific content.

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