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Best Practice – Vorträge

Fr, 15. 3., 10:30

METRO Kinokulturhaus, Friday, March 15 – free admission!

Moderiert von Melanie Letschnig, Universitätslektorin für Filmwissenschaft am Institut für TFM/Wien.

10:30 *Daughters of the Revolution: Women Filmmakers in Classic Chinese Animation
Ideas of women's emancipation and liberation from the feudal chains became key concepts for the Chinese feminism movement. The lives and careers of the four observed filmmakers present ambiguous trajectory of this wave. The technical and narrative development of classic Chinese animation was marked with the unique visions of the politically prominent filmmaker and theorist (Bo'er Chen), experimental and influential chief-cinematographer (Xiaoxuan Duan), and the film directors who pursued artistic perfectionism (Cheng Tang) and creative modernization (Wenxiao Lin, Yihong Hu). 

Olga Bobrowska, Ph.D. candidate in Film Studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, specialized in classic Chinese animated film

11:30 * Presentation of the educational programs at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Jin Yu, animation artist and professor at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

12:00 *Presentation of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio
Su Da,
director of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio, will give an overview about the history of the organization, of the works by women and their current productions.

13:30*Digital Transformation: Opportunities & Challenges

The talk will first introduce today's digital transformation process by highlighting critical points of change and open issues. Second, mechanisms and technological means that enable digital transformation of our society will be presented from a computer science point of view. Finally, emerging new opportunities as well as challenges all are facing due the changes that are already happening will be discussed.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Hilda Tellioglu, TU Wien
Faculty of Informatics, Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology, Multidisciplinary Design & User Research

14:30 *Feminist Making/Feminist Hacking

Über die Demokratisierung der Digitalisierung und Zugang zu Digital Literacy

Feminist hackerspaces aim at creating a unique space. Through changing conditions intentionally they generate room for experimentation, a safer space, an open space that allows to break with gender norms related to technology. The main idea behind is, that the more people are knowledgable about how technology works, the less anxiety they feel towards it and the more informed critique they can articulate on recent developments. They can become developers themselves and this way take part in decision making. The feminist hackerspace in Vienna is also a space for artists, to try out new tools and realize their ideas. Feminist hacking transforms into an artistic practice. What we all share is an unorthodox approach towards technology, which can help to overcome inhibition.

Stefanie Wuschitz, Mz*Balthazar´s Lab; Stefanie Wuschitz works at the intersection of art, research and technology, with a particular focus on feminism, open source technology and peer production.

15:30 Diskussion

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