Tenth International Conference on The Image, 5-6 September 2019, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Tenth International Conference on The Image, 5-6 September 2019, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Tenth International Conference on The Image, 5-6 September 2019, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Tenth International Conference on The Image, 5-6 September 2019, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Tenth International Conference on The Image

  • 2019 Special Focus - Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future
  • 5–6 September 2019
  • Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

110 +

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Tenth International Conference on The Image.

25

Countries represented.


2019 Special Focus - Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future

Recent development in VR and AR technologies has given rise to new approaches to storytelling. Drawing on a range of disciplines, from games design to film production, new immersive experiences are unfolding. This embodied approach to storytelling opens space for interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary creative practice and a multifaceted approach to narrative play. The Tenth International Conference on the Image focuses on technology and immersive storytelling, encouraging reflections on the opportunities and challenges this brings to media subject disciplines and contemplation on how further technological advances may impact storytelling in the future.

Conference Chair

Jacqueline Butler

Jacqueline Butler

Head of Media, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plenary Speakers

The Tenth International Conference on The Image featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Professor, Creative Writing and Digital Media, and Director, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK

"Text On and Beyond the Screen: The Rise of Visual Storytelling"

Gaëlle Mourre

Gaëlle Mourre

Director and Screenwriter, London, United Kingdom

"Immersion beyond Technology: The Power of a Good Story"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, wit hits accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Corinne Kennedy

Corinne Kennedy

Mississippi State University, United States

​Greg Leach

​Greg Leach

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Kirsten Adkins

Kirsten Adkins

Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom

Holly Blockley

Holly Blockley

Press Start, United Kingdom

Martin Bence

Martin Bence

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Aayushi Gupta

Aayushi Gupta

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ben Green

Ben Green

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Maciej Stasiowski

Maciej Stasiowski

Jagiellonian University, Poland

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Conference Partners

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.