The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

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Wednesday, June 14 • 15:20 - 15:45
PAPERS - ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES | Representing peace in Colombia through interactive and transmedia non-fiction narrative

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Over the years the emergence of interactive digital communication has added new narrative structures to the audiovisual media ecosystem. Dividing this ecosystem into fictional and non- fictional narratives, the evolution of the representation of reality has led to a new area called "interactive non-fiction". Colombia is an interesting example of the use of this new area for two main reasons: it is one of the South American countries that has invested most in the development of digital projects in recent years, and it is now in a historical moment in which it is deciding which direction peace could take. This article would like to promote debate and discussion on how producers and audience could benefit from the non-fiction interactive formats and genres to promote peace in Colombia in the forthcoming years. To explore the potential of certain narratives combining with interactive media and the peace process, we will focus on four main forms of non- fiction according to their importance and presence in the current media ecology: documentary, journalism, educational formats and museology.


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Arnau Gifreu-Castells

Open Documentary Lab - MIT