Speculations on Openings, Closings, and Thresholds in International Public Media
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
If you think Scottish actress Tilda Swinton can be summed up by the Academy Award she won in 2008 for her role opposite George Clooney in Michael Clayton (2007), then maybe it’s time to redo your Netflix queue and dive into more of her films.
Winnowy and six feet tall, stunningly analytical, and fiercely political, Swinton...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Lauro Zavala on Mexican Narrative Films
To continue our exploration and conversation about Mexican cinema, Lauro Zavala, cinema studies and literary scholar and the head of Sepancine in Mexico, has provided a list of ten must-see Mexican films produced in the past 20 years.
"I should point out that I made...
Monday, November 16, 2009
Blog written by Patricia Zimmerman, codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and professor of cinema, photography and media arts at Ithaca College
November 11-15, 2009
Houston is one of those places that sprawls bigger than the Texas plains in the national imaginary: big oil, big energy, big...
Friday, November 13, 2009
"It's more about a kind of structuring, where the viewer is at the center of the piece," offered experimental filmmaker and editor Holly Fisher. She described her improvisational process in dealing with images and editing strategies: "It's a weave."
I am sitting in the art deco Alabama Theater in Houston, Texas, at a workshop on Experimental Cinema and the...
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Social, Viral, Buzz
Social media, viral marketing, buzz marketing, social networks: these four archetypes of a new world jack in to the neural WiFi system of postindustrial capitalism in recession and collapse. The new digital snake oil, Web 2.0 and its social media offspring promise visibility, relationship seeding with proactive consumers, fast cash,...