Dr. Judith Aston
polyphony: a metamodernist grand narrative for digital documentary

In this talk, Judith will outline her latest thinking around polyphony and multi-perspectivity, linking it to her work of over thirty years with interactive media in the fields of creative media practice, documentary and visual anthropology. She will explain how polyphony provides a framework for looking at the multi-perspectival aspect of digital documentary and why she sees metamodernism as being a particularly helpful approach through which to engage with complexity and uncertainty in ways which are dialogical as opposed to monological and which can help to break down unhelpful modes of binary thinking.