The Centre for Screen Cultures is dedicated to exploring the many screens that are part of our world: television, computers, tablets and smartphones, videogames, and VR—in the present day and across history. These media shape our social, cultural, artistic and political understanding through both collaborations and confrontations. The work they do is not limited to the audiovisual depictions onscreen. A study of screen cultures also attends to what happens offscreen from idea to audience– the spaces of production, distribution, and exhibition. It’s what happens in between those spaces and with the audiences after the encounter.

The Centre invites interdisciplinary exploration and participation from everyone: academics, practitioners, and the public.

This year we ask: What is the role of screen media in the world, in forging identities, beliefs, and sensibilities, civic or otherwise?