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.
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’.
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.
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.
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/
Please email your pedagogical provocation ‘brief’ and biography
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.