D-2 / Special Events

Dear NECS members
Two days left from te beginning of the 2017 NECS Conference, and we really look forward to welcoming you all in Paris!
With this message we remind you about a few special events taking place during the upcoming 2017 NECS Conference in Paris
But first of all, please find a PDF document with the latest updated version of the conference program (dated: 27/06/2017) here. It includes all the latest changes (due to cancellations, etc.) that could not be included in the printed version; in the printed version, however, you will find a separate printed paper with a list of the latest changes.
Regarding the 2017 NECS Conference Special Events:
— on Wednesday, June 28th at 19:00 at the Centre Pompidou (Cinéma 2), the screening of Lewis Klahr’s film Sixty-Six (2002-2015), followed by a discussion with Emmanuelle André and Martine Beugnet (both Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7) and a Q&A with the public
— on Thursday, June 29th at 19:00 at the Centre Pompidou (Cinéma 1), the keynote lecture by Mark Hansen (Duke University) entitled “World, Earth, Flesh, Sense: From Intersubjectivity to Intrasensibility”; the lecture will be followed by the screening of a selection of works from the Centre Pompidou’s collection “Nouveaux Médias”; the screening will be introduced by Marcella Lista (Centre Pompidou, Collection “Nouveaux Médias”)
— on Friday, June 30th beginning at 16:00 in the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Sorbonne (the entrance is in 47, Rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris) a series of four important events: from 16:00 to 17:30 the keynote lecture by Deborah Chambers (Newcastle University) entitled “Mediated and Simulated Intimacies: The Entrance of Algorithms, Robotics, and Smart Technologies into Personal Life”; from 17:30 to 19:00 a round table organized by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) on the theme “From Cinema to Immersive Digital Experience: 70 Years of Innovation in French Public Policies” (participants: Charles Babinet, Cédric Klapisch, Pierre-Emmanuel Lecerf, Xavier Lardoux, Olivier Snanoudj); from 19:00 to 20:30, the NECS General Meeting (all NECS members are invited to participate); from 20:30 to 22:00 a cocktail open to all the conference participants [NB please remember that in order to access the Sorbonne you will need to present a valid ID and the “attestation” that will be given to you together with your badge and the conference program]
— on Saturday, July 1st at 19:30 at the Centre Pompidou (Cinéma 2), a lecture by the artist Elizabeth Price entitled “Here”, followed by a screening of a choice of her works; the screening will be introduced by Philippe-Alain Michaud and Jonathan Pouthier (Centre Pompidou, Collection “Film”)
— during the three days of the Conference (from Thursday, June 29th, to Saturday, July 1st), in the rooms D16, D17, and D19 of the building D of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (the main conference site), there will be a Publishers’ Forum, in which a number of French and International publishing houses will present their latest publications in the fields of film and media studies
— on Thursday, June 29th, between 17:30 and 18:30, the publisher Peter Lang will present a number of publications in the bookstore that is right in front of the entrance of the main conference site: the Librairie Palimpseste, located in 16,, Rue Santeuil, 75005 Paris. The two books that will be presented are the following: Maria do Carmo Piçarra and Teresa Castro, (Re)imagining African Independence: Film, Visual Arts, and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire; Sarah Neely, Between Categories, The Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound, and Place. The links to these two publications are here below:
We look forward to welcoming you soon in Paris !
The Organizing Team