Reflections on academic video

  • Thommy Eriksson PhD student Chalmers University of Technology
  • Inge Ejbye Sørensen PhD student Copenhagen University
Keywords: Audiovisual essays, online journal of academic video, convergence.

Abstract

As academics we study, research and teach audiovisual media, yet rarely disseminate and mediate through it. Today, developments in production technologies have enabled academic researchers to create videos and mediate audiovisually. In academia it is taken for granted that everyone can write a text. Is it now time to assume that everyone can make a video essay? Using the online journal of academic videos Audiovisual Thinking and the videos published in it as a case study, this article seeks to reflect on the emergence and legacy of academic audiovisual dissemination. Anchoring academic video and audiovisual dissemination of knowledge in two critical traditions, documentary theory and semiotics, we will argue that academic video is in fact already present in a variety of academic disciplines, and that academic audiovisual essays are bringing trends and developments that have long been part of academic discourse to their logical conclusion.

Published
2012-11-17
How to Cite
Eriksson, T., & Sørensen, I. E. (2012). Reflections on academic video. Seminar.Net, 8(1). Retrieved from https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/seminar/article/view/2399
Section
Articles