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.
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:
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.
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.
An AVP event sponsored by PESA
This half-day summit took 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. We were particularly keen to facilitate robust discussion between groups about what it means to represent learners through images and their (re)production. We extended 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’. Participants were sent a set of 3 minute video provocations in the weeks leading up to this event.
We now invite you to contribute to the Special Topic that emerged from these discussions.
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.
The intersections of media and time have changed, are changing, and will change, education. From every audio-visual conferencing session to every online video clip and every cinematic affect. In the study of visual pedagogies, we might stop and take note of the aesthetics of these intersections, that are always around, and always mediating, when in a pandemic, and when not.
In this timely symposium we explore provocations for education evident in the applications and aspirations for time-based media. How do media shape the experience of time in education, and how might questions and lessons concerning time offer ideas for the future of media (and the study of media) in education?
The purpose of this Twitter Conference is to share a pedagogical event based on video/image/memes/art/gaming/animation/film demonstration that raises a video provocation – provoking people to think, feel, and imagine the visual possibilities.
AVP invites you to submit an abstract of up to 200 words and biography in Word to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th October 2022.