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Contributed by Warren Schlesinger on 03/04/2009
The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) still has room in three minicourses that start after spring break. You can now sign up for a minicourse on HomerConnect. The courses are open to all students.
Playing God: Interactivity in Video Games and Film
This course will look at how we interact with video games and film. We'll ask questions about violence, ritual, how narratives work, and about how we learn through experience. We will explore who "plays God," the filmmakers, the viewer, the video game designer, or the player? Students will be invited to play brief samples of a few games and also to apply their new skills of analysis to films and to consider how they derive meaning, "religious" or not.
Business Stakeholders and Sustainability
Businesses have profound impact on the environment. How businesses approach the environment often mirrors how they treat stakeholders. In this course, we will discuss the relationship between environmental stewardship and respect for business stakeholders and investigate gender and labor issues tied to sustainable business practices. Students will be required to attend a number of films and events taking place during the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.
Examine the philosophic, sociological and artistic issues surrounding the transmission and assimilation of cultures. Through the prisms of film, music and dance, we will question the relationship between cultural diversity, sustainability, assimilation, artistic integrity,
For additional information contact Warren Schlesinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), FLEFF minicourse coordinator.