The roundtable that Kate co-organized with Roderick Coover for the 2017 meetings of the American Anthropological Association was recorded and recently made available online.
Title: Immersion, Agency and Cultural Imaginaries: The changing forms of documentary arts in research, education and the public sphere
Robert Willim (Role: Roundtable Presenter)
Flavia Caviezel – Senior Researcher (Role: Roundtable Presenter)
Julie Y. Chu (Role: Discussant)
Jesse C. Jackson (Role: Roundtable Presenter)
Roderick Coover (Role: Chair/Roundtable Introducer)
Kate Hennessy – Associatet Professor (Role: Organizer;Chair/Roundtable Introducer)
This panel brings together researcher-practitioners and educators who use emerging media arts and technologies such as those of virtual reality environments, GIS-based media, and database cinema to ask how technologies are both transforming research paradigms and are being reimagined through innovations in research. The participants have both created substantial works and created programs or projects that use emerging technologies to bridge art and research in the classroom, community and/or public sphere. Special attention is given to ways technologies structure, project and constrain visual research. The panel considers how researchers and users alike make meaning of facts, testimonies and memory through virtual environments, locative media and data-based arts. The panel also reflects upon how such technologies may reconfigure relationships between networks, communities, researchers and students. The panel is organized to generate roundtable discussion, with brief exemplary presentations accompanied by panel and audience generated questions.