Kati Lustyik has published a book on Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism with co-editors Anikó Imre (U. of Southern California) and Timothy Havens (U. of Iowa). Lustyik is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, and teaches in the Television-Radio program.
The book, published by Routledge, responds to the recent surge of interest in popular television in Eastern Europe.
Professor Joshua Bonnetta's work American Colour will exhibit as a two channel audio-visual installation as part of THE MUSEUM FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, in a group exhibition curated by Canada Research Chair Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow for Toronto Nuit Blanche 2012. The event will take place at Toronto City Hall on September 29 from 7:03pm until sunrise and includes such artists as Douglas Coupland, Christine Davis and Geoffrey Pugen. In 2011 Nuit Blanche Toronto had an estimated attendance of over one million people.
Photography Professor Ron Jude (MASS) will be exhibiting photographs and books in several international venues this fall, including South Korea's 2012 Daegu Photography Biennale.
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, and director of the Los Angeles Program, was a guest columnist for the website FlowTV.org, an online critical forum on television and media culture.
Stephen's latest column is the recent financial dispute between Viacom and DirecTV can be accessed at here.