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Monday, February 4, 2013
Blog posting written by Karly Placek, Documentary Studies and Production '15, FLEFF Social Media Manager, Monroe, Wisconsin
New media mogul Enrico Aditjondro thinks the future of media is mobile. Do you?
I was recently privileged to chat with Enrico Aditjondro, writer/producer/content manager for EngageMedia in Indonesia. While it may be a winter wonderland in Ithaca, NY, it's rainy and hot lately in Jakarta. Aditjondro juried for the Distributed Microtopias Exhibition , which recently announced Null Sets by Amy Szczepanski and Evan Meaney as the Jury Prize winner. I was eager to get the scoop on the exhibition prize selection process as well as the outlook on the future of new media. Enrico answered all of my questions and gave me more to think about regarding Mobilities. Check out part of our interview:
Karly Placek: So why did you choose Null Sets for the Distributed Microtopias Exhibition Prize? Also, could you explain the selection process?
Enrico Aditjondro: Well I collaborated with Dale [Hudson, exhibition curator] to analyze the work. Null Sets stood out because it found an interesting way to represent numbers and data visually. This project was trying to make numbers look cool and exciting, which is very hard to do! It also utilizes materials already online in places such as Google Libraries which was what we were looking for as well. You want to create something new but there are a lot of resources already out there to utilize.
KP: What impressed you the most about the overall work of the artists?
EA: The artists had a tough topic to address. It's not every day you have to think about a subject like microtopias. It had to have been challenging for participants to come up with ideas. They all put in a large amount of work to make creative projects that addressed the idea differently and looked stunning visually.
Coming Soon: Part Two of our interview, where we discuss EngageMedia and the rise of new media!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Blog posting by Karly Placek, Documentary Studies and Production '15, FLEFF Blogger, Monroe, Wisconsin
Hey FLEFF fanatics,
It's the year of Mobilities, so let's get moving!
My name is Karly Placek and I'm pumped to be blogging and managing social media for FLEFF 2013!
I'm a sophomore Documentary Studies and Production major with minors in Honors and Anthropology.
This year is all about movement. Mobility has been a reoccurring theme in my life as I've traveled throughout most of the United States and a few other countries. I even moved from my small farming town of Monroe, Wisconsin to Ithaca, New York for college. I hope to continue moving throughout my life as I take my future career in documentary and new media overseas.
I'm out to discover new ideas about the human relationship with the environment during FLEFF 2013. As president of the Ithaca College Animal Rights community organization,I'm extremely interested in our society's dependance on animals as resources. I can't wait to meet our eco-centric guests this year!
I'm also excited about FLEFF's new partnership with EngageMedia, an international social justice and environmental awareness media forum. EngageMedia allows voices from countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Papua New Guinea to speak out about local issues with global effects. I can't wait to learn more about international environmental issues and maybe even contribute a short video featuring issues happening in Ithaca.
What environmental issues in Ithaca do you think need to be broadcasted internationally?