Dr. Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Canada.
Participating in a panel on the role of sound in online and app-based documentary projects (including a recent work by Canadian artist Stan Douglas), he spoke about theories of interactivity and immersion in considering the role of online and mobile screen technology in mediating our auditory experiences of the world, including how sound (unrecorded as well as recorded) shapes our experiences and understanding of space and place.
This panel was selected by the SCMS Documentary Studies Scholarly Interest Group as having particular significance to the academic study of documentary.
My Antigua, An Island Revealed, edited and designed by Professor Janice Levy, was recently published.
The 300-page book consists of photographs, poetry, and prose by thirteen “at risk” students who participated in a two-week intensive photographic workshop Levy taught in January 2014 at GATE (Government Assisted Technology Endevour). Four months later, Levy returned to Antigua with writing instructor and publisher Robert Colley of Standing Stone Books, who inspired the students to write pieces related to their life and work.
Photography Professor Ron Jude will travel to Germany this week to open a solo exhibition at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg, and give a lecture about his work at Leipzig University in Leipzig.
The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, January 16th at 6:00 pm.
Matthew Holtmeier served as a Jury Member, deliberating on nine films, at the recent Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Hugues Barbier started the film festival in Strasbourg, France, and has held the festival in Ithaca as well in recent years.
Holtmeier is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
Professor Ron Jude (M.A.S.S.) will exhibit nos•tal•gia, a piece commissioned by the Aperture Foundation for The Photographer's Playspace, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty contemporary photographers. The opening reception for the exhibition is Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.