Title

The Collinwood Fire: Steampunk, Non-Fiction, and Historical Haiku

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Session

#s2a: Re-Envisioning and Reclaiming History, moderator Mark Sheftall

Start Date

29-10-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

29-10-2016 12:00 PM

Description

Though mostly forgotten today, the Collinwood School fire of 1908 killed 172 grade-school children and raised an international clamor for the redesign of school buildings. A team of faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury College have tied together short computer-animated movie, archival footage, advertisements, and photographs to create a multimedia platform for nonfiction storytelling about the fire and events surrounding it. Far from aspiring to conclusiveness, the project highlights the uncertainties of understanding that emerged in the past and what can only be partially known in the present, as narration shifts between the real and the and the animated, the photographic and the computer-generated, historical sources and their limitations.

Comments

Film https://vimeo.com/158669026

The Collinwood Fire sitehttp://collinwoodfire.org/

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Language

eng

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Oct 29th, 10:30 AM Oct 29th, 12:00 PM

The Collinwood Fire: Steampunk, Non-Fiction, and Historical Haiku

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Though mostly forgotten today, the Collinwood School fire of 1908 killed 172 grade-school children and raised an international clamor for the redesign of school buildings. A team of faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury College have tied together short computer-animated movie, archival footage, advertisements, and photographs to create a multimedia platform for nonfiction storytelling about the fire and events surrounding it. Far from aspiring to conclusiveness, the project highlights the uncertainties of understanding that emerged in the past and what can only be partially known in the present, as narration shifts between the real and the and the animated, the photographic and the computer-generated, historical sources and their limitations.