Codes & Modes The Loop Panel Video

Codes and Modes Conference Panels: The Loop (Part 1)

This was the kickoff panel for the Codes and Modes conference in November, 2014.  If you missed it, here is a chance to catch up with this thought-provoking and innovative look at the topology of documentary.

You can now watch Part one of The Loop Panel at:


“The Loop Panel Participants: Samuael Topiary, Toby Lee, Colin Beckett, Tess Takahashi, Pooja Rangan, Josh Guilford, David Bering-Porter This panel circles around the form of the loop, broadly defined, as a documentary image, object, function or problem, exploring ways that looping media complicate our current understanding of “documentary” as representation, performative action, and relational structure.”


Eventbrite - Codes and Modes:  The Character of Documentary Culture

**Note that the Opening night reception and keynote event on Friday, November 7th, will take place on the third floor of the Hunter West Building in the “Glass Cafe.” Enter Hunter College main entrance at the SW corner of 68th and Lexington to attend this event.**

The Character of Documentary Culture
A Conference at Hunter College

Dates: November 7, 8 and 9, 2014
Location: Hunter College, City Univ of New York
Hunter North Building, 4th and 5th Floor
enter on 69th St. btwn Park Ave. and Lexington Ave.

HOW DO WE MAKE “The Culture of Documentary?”

Bringing together scholars, makers, graduate students, and curators, this event is an invitation to interrogate the social spaces and the formal and thematic boundaries within which contemporary documentary culture is produced.

Today a flourishing documentary culture finds its home in a variety of spaces of production, exhibition, and discussion: in the cinema, the gallery, the classroom, on youtube and increasingly, embedded in other forms of social and mobile media. Our goal is to promote critical dialogue around how documentary culture is taught, how it is learned, how it is reproduced and what assumptions and possibilities lie in this terrain.

The conference’s keynote presenter will be documentary scholar Brian Winston, who has produced a seminal body of writing on the documentary and documentary ethics over the previous three decades.  In addition we will offer offer an homage to Brazilian documentary filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho with Professor Ivone Margulies.

The conference is sponsored by the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program and the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York.