Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, co-curated a 2012 Blu-ray/DVD release of the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

The disc-and-book package was recently voted the ‘DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012’ by the British Film Institute (BFI). The poll features the opinions of 28 critics and producers.

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Matt Mogekwu, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, recently presented his paper, “Media as bridge builders and mediators in an era of global insurgency and social unrest: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the Peace Journalism Commission of the International Peace Research Association conference in Japan. While at the conference, Mogekwu was elected as a member of the Association’s governing council for a second two-year term.

Mogekwu was also published in a new book, Re-Imagining Development Communication in Africa, in which he wrote a chapter titled "Going back to basics: Shifting research focus to Indigenous Knowledge Systems and their role in development."


Tom Nicholson, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, served as editorial consultant on the upcoming Silicon Valley, part of the American Experience series on PBS. The show is scheduled to air on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. on WNCY.

Silicon Valley features Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip and how it re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age.

Nicholson has worked on previous PBS broadcasts, including another American Experience film, Goldrush, and an episode of Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-part series for Nova, which was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy.


Strange Lines and Distances will exhibit as an installation in the group exhibition “Waves vs. Particles” at the the silent green kulturquartier. His new video work, Remanence I, will be screened as part of the Berlinale's Forum Expanded group program.


Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), delivered invited lectures and conducted workshops on documentary new media forms in Guangzhou, China, in December of 2012. She was posted to China as part of the American Film Showcase, a US State Department initiative to foster cultural exchange and understanding.

On December 3, Zimmermann presented a formal lecture on new media entitled “Open Space Documentary: Participatory Media in Action” at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Showcasing US-based transmedia projects exhibited in previous Finger Lake Environmental Film Festivals at Ithaca College, her talk theorized the function of collaborative, interactive, and permeable new media practices to open up spaces for new encounters.


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