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.
Actor and philanthropist Geena Davis will serve as this year’s Park Distinguished Visitor. One of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Davis will speak on “Gender Equality in The Modern Media” on March 31 at 8 p.m. in Ford Hall, Whalen School of Music. The lecture is free and open to the public.
NOTE: Limited seating is available. The event will also be live streamed in Textor 102 and online at: http://www.livestream.com/parkmedianetwork. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the event. Students enrolled in the Media for Social Responsibility course will be seated ahead of time, as this lecture is part of their course hours.
About Geena Davis:
Davis broke ground in her portrayal of the first female President of the United States in ABC’s hit show Commander in Chief, earning the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. She currently plays Dr. Nicole Herman on Grey's Anatomy.
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.
The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for the 2013–14 academic year in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.
Among the judge’s comments, “Congratulations on publishing an outstanding print and digital newspaper and your Gold Medalist and All Columbian honors. You entertain, inform, practice enterprise journalism and serve as a student forum, all in an exceptional manner.”
Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 963 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. All Columbian Honors are given within a scorebook section when the sectional total reaches 95% or more of the possible points.