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Speculations on Openings, Closings, and Thresholds in International Public Media

Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 3:54PM   |  1 comment

Narcotrafficantes, U.S. State Department travel advisories, and swine flu.

That’s the incantation I’ve heard repeatedly when I mention to friends and family that I am traveling to Mexico for a film theory conference and an international film festival.  Be careful, they warn. If you don’t get abducted, you’ll be stopped at a roadblock, machine guns rammed up...

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Blog written by Helen De Michiel, filmmaker and codirector, National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture, and Patricia Zimmermann, professor, Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts

We’ve decided to roll out Part II of our...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 5:45PM   |  4 comments

 

 

Blog post by Helen De Michiel, filmmaker and co-director, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture and Patricia Zimmermann, codirector of FLEFF and professor of cinema, Ithaca College

In the old world order, writing entered ...

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"I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities," exhorted Fox News pundit Glenn Beck, sarcastically acting out the AmeriCorps pledge in his July 24 broadcast. Costumed in lederhosen, white knee socks, and a blue tie, he stood atop a desk in front of...

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It’s not a transformation of the media ecology. It’s a total inversion.

In Baroque music, an inversion turns the melody upside down, flips chords, exchanges vocal registers, reorganizes intervals.

At this year’s National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture ( NAMAC )...

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The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture

Biannual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

August 26-29, 2009

 

Stand close to the wall of eight images. See eight head shots of Albert Einstein.

Walk back 15 paces. Albert transforms into Madonna and Harry Potter.

A visual inversion from physics to...

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