John Ellis - The Future of Television - 11/03/2015

Wednesday 11/3 4 pm: PSW Lectures, together with the NeFCA Popular Communication Division, invite you to the Public Lecture ‘The Future of Television by Professor John Ellis, Royal Holloway University of London

About the lecture

Everyone knows that television is changing, but no-one knows where this change is leading, least of all the television industry itself. Yet television remains a key cultural experience in modern society, and in many places the television industry is as creative as it has ever been. If we ask what we mean by ‘television’, then the future becomes clearer. This lecture will examine what experiences viewers – or ‘users’ – want from television; how these experiences can be provided; and how they might be financed.  

About the speaker

JOHN ELLIS has written on the theory and history of television, including the influential Visible Fictions (1982) and Seeing Things (2000). Between 1982 and 1999 he was a full-time independent producer in the UK, making documentaries about film, TV and culture, mainly for Channel 4, through his company Large Door.  He now leads the ADAPT project, funded by the European Research Council to investigate the history of the typical technologies used in television production. He is chair of the British Universities Film and Video Council and member of the EUscreen project.

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Wednesday 11th of March 2015, 16:00 - 17:30 pm

Aula M.005, de Meerminne (M-building), St-Jacobstraat 2 2000 Antwerp