September 15, 2015

NInA Beta Version: Digital Stories – A Celebration of Audiovisual Culture

Warsaw, 25-27th of September

The festival NInA Beta Version will be focused on new narrative strategies in culture, digital and interactive media and the depiction of archives from an affective perspective. The festival will also be a way to acquaint the general public with everything that the Institute has been doing for the past year. In 2015, as the doors to the newly renovated headquarters opened, NInA has become a space completely available to the public.

NInA Beta Version will feature a panel discussion “between a story and a database” with Lev Manovich, one of the most important media theorists of the last decade, Jeremy Mendes of the National Film Board of Canada, and Dominique Willieme of ARTE. The panelists will discuss whether storytelling as fundamental cultural practice has run its course. Lev Manovich states that culture is shifting towards a database model, whereas the work of Arte and NFB is clear proof that the ability to mix and fuse media has launched a narrative renaissance. 

The theme of the festival is “digital stories”. 

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