Patricia Zimmerman, professor of screen studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented a paper at Visible Evidence XX, the international gathering of scholars of documentary, in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 16, 2013.
Her paper was entitled “EngageMedia: The Gado Gado Tactics of New Social Media in Indonesia.” The paper analyzed the Southeast Asian human rights and environmental portal Engage Media as an example of permeable participatory media practice, networked circulation, infrastructure capacity building, and mosaic polyphonic structures within the context of post Reformasi Indonesia.
She also conducted and facilitated a participatory workshop entitled “Conflict Zones: Human Rights, New Media, Social Media, Ethics and Empathy.”
ICP-Bard MFA Studios, 24–20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, Queens
(Across the street from MOMA PS1, during the 2013 New York Art Book Fair)
Friday, September 20, 5:00pm
Jason Harrington's latest film, Breathing In, was included in the "Best of International Films" screening at the Canberra Short Film Festival in Australia and at Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival in Canada this weekend.
Harrington is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
Breathing In is a creation story, comprised of modern takes on ancient myths, images borrowed from religious iconography, and pagan symbolism. It follows the journey of a woman through the stages of creation as symbols morph into worlds and planets are eaten by dragons.
Professor Jason Harrington's recent animated short, Breathing In, was awarded Honorable Mention at the University Film and Video Association's annual conference and juried film competition this summer at Chapman University.
His film was also accepted into the 25th annual Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, and will screen there in September.
Harrington is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies. For more info on his film, visit sophiaproductions.com
Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, was among three recipients of the 39th annual Light Work Grants in Photography. Levy submitted work from her series “Welcome to Saudi Arabia,” photographs taken during her 2010-2011 sabbatical in Riyadh, KSA.
Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. The Light Work Grants in Photography program is a part of Light Work’s “ongoing effort to provide support and encouragement to artists working in photography” and is one of the longest-running photography fellowship programs in the country.