Tourist in the (K)Now: deliberate raporter

Savage, Karen (2016) Tourist in the (K)Now: deliberate raporter. In: (Im)possible Constellations: Publishing in the Digital Age. The Academic Book of the Future conference, 31st October 2016, Lincoln.

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When the world’s media is focused on a particular site, whether for political, humanitarian, or other major event reason, how do we explore, wander and report our experiences of being in place, being in ‘that place’?
At a time when a ‘place’s’ identity is dominated by news reports and the press, can one visit or appear differently? How does one be a ‘tourist’? Should one be a tourist? I suggest that we use processes of ‘rapport’ to reinterpret and reconsider our environments and our relationships with ‘place’ and ‘space’. In this epoch of displacement we will consider why it is necessary for a new term to explain the actions of what in the past we have called 'reportage', 'flaneur' 'tourist', 'detournement' and 'voyeur'.
In this presentation we will explore how ‘rapport’ can be articulated as a 'raport', and we will consider how the processes of a 'raporter' can relate to, connect with, and impact ideas of practice-as-research.

Additional Information:This symposium, supported as part of the AHRC-funded Academic Book of the Future project, considers the possibilities for the circulation, publication and exhibition of new ideas in the digital age, aiming to challenge and expand current perceptions of what high quality research outputs might look like in the 21st century, particular for those working in media subjects.
Keywords:raport, space, place, Here, Now, (K)Now, Tourist, Reporter
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
W Creative Arts and Design > W310 Musicianship/Performance studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2016 08:20

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