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Karim Ben Khelifa:
Seven Grams, New Media Opportunities for Journalism

Position 08.03.21

CA Position Lecture

Tuesday 08.03.21, 16.30 – 18.00

Online Position
Requests for access via daria.ruettimann@hslu.ch

Lecture in English

BA Visual Communication – Camera Arts
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
School of Art and Design

Seven Grams, New Media Opportunities for Journalism

The talk will present the Augmented Reality project Seven Grams, which tells the story of your smartphone, through your smartphone.

Specifically designed for GenZ, the project aims to bring the tragedy of the natural resources extraction in Eastern Congo straight back to smartphone owners. It also offers way to alleviate the injustices in suggesting solutions for the users.

Should journalism be neutral?
How to design a non fiction project in AR?
How can new media shuffle the traditional media approach?
Should journalism be experiential?
Those are some of the questions this talk will try to tackle in an open conversation with the students.


Seven Grams, Karim Ben Khelifa, 2019
Seven Grams, Karim Ben Khelifa, 2019
Seven Grams, Karim Ben Khelifa, 2019

Karim Ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa is an award-winning Belgian-Tunisian transdisciplinary artist and director, whose narrative storytelling is at the convergence of art, science and journalism. His practice is driven by a non-linear, cross-disciplinary approach.
He started his career as a war correspondent and photojournalist, on assignment for publication such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, Stern, Time Magazine. He has traveled in more than 90 countries.
Karim Ben Khelifa is also a speaker and has been a mentor at numerous conferences, festivals and universities.
He is a former fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, an Artist-in-Residence at the OpenDocLab and a Visiting Artist at CAST, both at MIT.
He is currently an advisory board member of the Center for Advanced Virtuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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