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Research Video: The Art of Scientific Storytelling Conference

Museum für Gestaltung

The conference "Research Video: The Art of Scientific Storytelling Conference" aims to connect scientists and storytellers from various disciplines who actively use video in their practices, in order to glimpse on possible future forms of scientific publication on video - instead of “paper”. Could a “research video” be structured with classical scriptwriting-based rules?

“Research Video” is a SNSF-funded multidisciplinary research project of the Institute of Performing Arts of the Zurich University of the Arts and Cast / Audiovisual Media, Department Design. The project aims to explore the use of video in practice-based and artistic research and develops a software tool for publication of research results through audiovisual material and video-annotation.

The conference is open to the public.

Inscription and contact:


Prof. Dr. Martin Zimper, Head Cast / Audiovisual Media, Zurich University of the Arts

The Art of Scientific Storytelling
Dr. Rafael Luna (Boston College), author of “The Art of Scientific Storytelling: Transform your research manuscript using a Step-by-Step Formula” (2013)

Mailab. Der preisgekrönte Science-Channel auf “Youtube”
Melanie Gath, SWR / funk


Creative Science Storytelling for Science Engagement
Irem Couchouron, Head of Film and Exhibition, Silbersalz Science & Media Festival

Digital Storytelling as engaged research: Visual anthropology in governmental, university and community contexts
Dr. Darcy Alexandra, Researcher, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern

Lunch break

Research Video: Could Video kill the Paper Star?
Panel with Irem Couchouron, Darcy Alexandra, Melanie Gath, Gunter Lösel, Rafael Luna, Martin Zimper

Case Study “Research Video”: A look into the meaning of “work” in children’s and adolescent’s lives in urban Bolivia: An audiovisual ethnography and the impossibilities of picturing the other’s reality (work in progress)
Léa Klaue, PhD candidate and Research Fellow, Cast /Audiovisual Media

Experiment “Research Video” (2018) – Über Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Bewegtbild als Instrument der künstlerischen Forschung
Eric Andreae and Christian Holst, Research Fellows, Cast / Audiovisual Media

Closing Words
Dr. Gunter Lösel, Leiter Forschungsschwerpunkt Performative Praxis, Institute for Performing Arts and Film, ZHdK

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