BFX 2015 Conference

Bournemouth University, The Executive Business Centre

September 26, 2015 – September 27, 2015


The BFX Conference was setup in 2014 to run alongside the BFX Festival hosted by the NCCA (The National Centre for Computer Animation) at Bournemouth University.

Since its establishment in 1989 the NCCA has conducted research of international significance and has pioneered both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University's Media School in computer visualisation and animation and digital effects. In 2011 BU was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the NCCA's 'World Class' teaching.

Both the festival and conference draw attention to visual effects and animated techniques present in moving digital images and their wider applications.



Contemporary still and moving images and their related practices sit in the interstices of the analogue and digital. This year the BFX conference invites participants to consider the trajectories of these movements as we engage in a discourse of the ‘post-digital’ in still and moving image.

Embedded within these fields are a range of themes such as: memory and the archive, media archeology, hybridity, intermedia practices, folksonomies and virtual curatorship, the network, new pedagogies and education design.
The conference welcomes multi-disciplinary approaches that consider the continuities and breaks in technologies and practices, as well as the range of possibilities that may be inspired by thinking about the post-digital.

This year's BFX conference will focus upon both academic discourse and artistic practice.




Link for Submission Process Updated


We have had a problem with our link for Submissions on the Call for Papers Page - we apologise this has been updated.

Alternatively you can also find the same link to begin the submission process at the end of the page.


Posted: 2015-06-27

New KeyNote Speaker Confirmed


We are pleased to announce that to add to our list of prestigious speakers we will be hosting Prof. Wolfgang Ernst.

Prof. Wolfgang Ernst is Professor for Media Theory at the Institut für Musik und Medienwissenschaft at Humboldt University, Berlin, where he co-runs the Media Archaeological Fundus. He is also author of Digital Memory and the Archive (2012), and a compilation of other literature including "Media Archaeography: Method and Machine versus History and Narrative of Media", and From Media History to Zeitkritik (2013).

Posted: 2015-06-01

KeyNote Speakers Confirmed


It is with great pleasure that the BFX Conference can confirm that this year's guest speakers will include

Prof. Charlie Gere, from the Lacaster Institute for Contemporary Arts and author of Digital Culture (2002), Art, Time and Technology (2006), Non-relational Aesthetics, with Michael Corris (2009), and Community without Community in Digital Culture (2012)as well as co-editor of White Heat Cold Technology (2009), and Art Practice in a Digital Culture (2010), and many papers on questions of technology, media and art.

Dr. David M. Berry, Director of the Sussex Humanities Lab and author of Critical Theory and the DigitalThe Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age,Copy, Rip, Burn: The Politics of Copyleft and Open Source,the editor of Understanding Digital Humanities and co-editor ofPostdigital Aesthetics: Art, Computation and Design.

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