Claudia Costa Pederson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, has published a feature interview entitled "The Veterans Book Project: A Conversation with Monica Haller" in Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 41, no 2 (September, October).
This feature interview examines Monica Haller's project, The Veterans Book Project (2007-2013), a 50 volume series of books authored by veterans and Iraqi refugees. An investigation of the archive and its intersections with personal and social trauma, each book in the series consists of digital photos and texts.
Professor Jude is currently exhibiting a large selection of work from three projects about his home state of Idaho. Alpine Star (2006), emmett (2010), and Lick Creek Line (2012) are all on view in the first-floor galleries at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. The three-person exhibition, entitled Backstory, was curated by Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of MoCP.
Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, will introduce the film Voyage to Italy (1953) at Cornell Cinema on October 4 at 7:15 p.m.
Directed by Italian maestro Roberto Rossellini, Voyage to Italy (aka Journey to Italy) [Viaggio in Italia] stars Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders as a couple whose marriage is on the verge of breakdown, and whose titular 'voyage' or 'journey' is as much metaphorical and existential as it is literal.
Originally from the UK, Dr. Utterson teaches an Ithaca Seminar on 'Contemporary European Cinema', exploring questions of cultural identity via the lens of national cinemas.
For more information on the screening, visit Cornell Cinema.
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.”