Research Report: Neue Formen der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation von Wissen – Ein videografisches Projekt [New Social Forms of Knowledge Communication─A Videographic Project]
Hardly any conference talks are given without illustrative picture, tables and graphics. The entire conference culture has changed as a result of Powerpoint and similar programs. The talk has become the presentation. The body of the speaker plays an important role in communicating the content to an audience. To examine this new phenomenon of conference culture a video camera was used as an instrument of data collection in a project (http://www2.tu-berlin.de/~soziologie/AllgSoz/projekt/index2.htm) supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). Video analysis can be highly beneficial when examining the corporeality of interactive events. The film (2008, German/English, 15 min, Stereo 3:4, PAL) introduces the method of videography and thereby shows some results of the research project.
visual presentation of research results; sociological film; videography; presentation