Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and, Dale Hudson, associate professor of film and new media at New York University Abu Dhabi, have published a new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (New York and London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).
Thinking through Digital Media offers a means of conceptualizing digital media by looking at projects that think through digital media, migrating between documentary, experimental, narrative, animation, video game, and live performance.
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, received a Service Award for his nine years as a Lifeline Counselor for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
Dr. Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Canada.
Participating in a workshop titled 'Teaching Transnational Cinemas,' he discussed how to enact a critical pedagogy through assignment and curriculum design, and best practices for contextualizing transnational media. This panel was selected by the SCMS Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group as having particular significance to the academic study of transnational media.
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.