2016 Patricia Aufderheide

Digital Media Symposium Keynote
Collaborative Creativity: How to Share the Challenge of Imagining the Future

Patricia Aufderheide discusses the collaborative and social nature of the creative process, drawing on her own research on copyright and creativity. She and colleagues at American University have worked for a decade with ten creative communities to do their work more innovatively and effectively, using copyright knowledge. She discusses how to make the collaborative process work to liberate imagination for stronger communities.

Wednesday 19 October, 2:30PM
@ UPTEC PINC auditorium
+ informal talk 21 Oct, 9:30AM @ PINC gardens

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. The founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, she is the co-author with Peter Jaszi of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago Press, July 2011), and author of, among others,Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2007), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and of Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press, 1999). She has been a Fulbright and John Simon Guggenheim fellow and has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival among others.

She has received numerous journalism and scholarly awards, including the Preservation and Scholarship award in 2006 from the International Documentary Association, a career achievement award in 2008 from the International Digital Media and Arts Association, the Woman of Vision Award from Women in Film and Video (DC) in 2010, and the George S. Stoney Documentary Award from University Film and Video Association in 2015. Aufderheide serves on the board of directors of the Independent Television Service, which produces innovative television programming for underserved audiences under the umbrella of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

She served on the board of directors of Kartemquin Films, a leading independent social documentary production company, and on the film advisory board of the National Gallery of Art. She is on the editorial board of a variety of publications, including Communication Law and Policy, Documentary magazine, and In These Times newspaper. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.

Patricia can be reached at: paufder [at] american [dot] edu