Chris Lunch is a modern day alchemist in the field of international development. He believes in the power of combining technology with participation to shift awareness, galvanise communities and unleash hidden energy for positive individual and collective change. This is the topsy turvy world of “participatory video”; where the subjects of a film become the directors; where passive recipients of aid become active changemakers and where the social enterprise he co-founded, InsightShare, has chosen: ‘Make mistakes’, ‘Lose control’ and ‘Have fun’, as its core values.
The title of his talk “This is not a video camera” takes inspiration from surrealist artist Rene Magritte’s painting: Ceci n’est pas une pipe, as he asks us to re-look at what we think we know about this technology.
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