Programme & Keynote

The Loops & Splices conference programme is now online! A full, downloadable copy is accessible here: Loops+Splices Programme.

In addition to three exciting panels, you’ll note that we have also included a lunchtime screening/discussion and post-conference art opening at the Adam Art Gallery on Victoria University’s Kelburn campus.

We are also excited to also announce the title of Ian Christie’s keynote,Denying depth: uncovering the hidden history of 3D in photography and film.’  This talk centres around questions of stereoscopy’s social and cultural significance and asks: If stereoscopy has been a more significant and continuous presence in modern imaging media than is conventionally recognised, then why has it been consistently marginalised by photographic and film historians? After its huge popularity in the second half of the 19th century, there were expectations that stereo moving pictures would follow. Yet even after practical display systems emerged in the 1930s, resistance has continued, often fuelled by a mixture of economic and psycho-aesthetic justification. What’s the problem?

While the conference is free for both attendees and presenters, please remember to register through the conference website or via email at so we can plan accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you at Loops & Splices in three weeks!

– L&S Conference Planning Committee


Loops and Splices

The Film and Media Studies Programmes and Visual Culture Group at Victoria University of Wellington and the Media Studies Programme at Massey University invite submissions for the Loops and Splices research conference.

The conference will be held 1 August 2014 at the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus. We are proud to present Prof. Ian Christie (Birkbeck College, University of London) as the conference keynote speaker.

The submission deadline for paper proposals (250 words + brief bio) is 10 June 2014 Friday, 13 June 2014 and should be sent to:  The full call for proposals and submission guidelines can be found here.

If you wish to attend, but not present, please notify the Symposium Organizing Committee at the above mentioned email address. Attendance is free, but registration is requested.

Please check back for updates and further details about the Loops & Splices research conference at VUW, which will be posted here as they unfold.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!