Peter Asaro recently gave three talks, “The Consequences of Autonomous Weapons,” Conference on Robots in Arms: Search for a Future Arms Control Regime to Regulate Autonomous Weapons, Evangelische Akademie of Loccum, Germany; “When a Robot Decides Whether You Live or Die,” Night of Philosophy and Ideas,
SMS Faculty Member Eugene Thacker’s Books, “Horror of Philosophy” + “In the Dust of This Planet,” Translated into Multiple Languages
EUGENE THACKER’s “Horror of Philosophy,” trilogy of books has been translated into Russian and published by Hyle Press. Also, his book “In the Dust of This Planet,” has previously been translated into Danish, German, Italian and Spanish.
IFP Media Center has recently started a monthly meet-up for under 25 filmmakers, meet-ups that will include masterclasses by notable young filmmakers. On February 25th they will be hosting a masterclass with Lance Oppenheim, a 23 year old filmmaker whose feature debut documentary (produced by Darren Aronofsky) premiered at
This week, Cinema Tropical and Film at Lincoln Center are proud to present the 5th Annual Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema. Starting on Friday, head over to Film at Lincoln Center for a collection of ambitious recent productions from across the region, with four directors in attendance. We hope that you can join us in celebrating
Position Title: Research Assistant Department: NSPE/Urban Studies Description: Prof. Joseph Heathcott is seeking a graduate student to serve as research assistant for the spring term 2020, with possibility of extending to the next academic year. The student will engage with ongoing textual, visual, and web-based projects. Must be authorized to
THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS / LA CORDILLERA DE LOS SUEÑOS A film by Patricio Guzmán (France/Chile, 2019, 102 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) Winner of the L’Oeil d’or Best Documentary Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and acclaimed at film festivals including Karlovy
CDI is very excited to host Wadada Leo Smith who will give a talk on Create, its Philosophy and Practice in Creative Music, on February 20th at 3pm in Fayerweather 513. For more info see the attached flyer and/ or visit: http://blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/improvisation/about/dr-wadada-leo-smith-meeting-on-february-20-2020/
Graduating this semester and interested in entrepreneurship? Join us for ELab office hours to learn about our fellowship, the innovation ecosystem, or anything else you want to talk about related to your business idea. Join us at the Innovation Center every Friday from 2-3pm for
Sam Feder, MA Media Studies ’04, was nominated for a 2020 Queerty Award in the “Next Big Thing” category for their film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously
Julie Deffet’s (Film Production Certificate ’15) co-directed short film, “Fire in Water,” was just awarded 7 prizes (including Best Picture and Best Director) at the 2020 Los Angeles Film Awards.
MELISSA FREIDLING just completed an artist residency as a Yaddo Fellow. Founded in 1900, Yaddo is one of the oldest artist retreats and residency programs in the country, located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process
MM SERRA presented a lecture and screening at the Louvre auditorium in Paris, France on December 1st, 2019. It was held as the Petit Galerie in the Louvre as part of their cycling exhibitions highlighting Renaissance artists such as DaVinci and Michelangelo. The exposition,
Writing the Winning Proposal with Michelle Materre Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Noon-1:30pm There is an art to writing a successful proposal and with over 30+ years-experience as an award-winning film producer, writer, lecturer, distribution/marketing specialist, film programmer, media consultant, film scholar, and university professor, Michelle Materre is
Swing State Florida – Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien and New York Times international editor Michael Slackman and Bertelsmann Foundation filmmaker Samuel George
The Bertelsmann Foundation, Humanity in Action, and The New School cordially invite you to the NYC premiere of the documentary: Swing State Florida Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:00 – 8:15 pm (doors at 5:30 pm) The New School Kellen Auditorium 66 5th Avenue New York, NY 10011 The documentary
GIDEST Seminar Anne McNevin Poetics and Freedom: Notes from Manus Island Prison Friday, February 7, 12-1:30 p.m. GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue Please join us tomorrow, Friday, February 7, for a seminar with Political Scientist and GIDEST fellow Anne McNevin. The seminar will be devoted to a
SMS Faculty Member, Amir Husak, will be a panelist at E-Flux’s “Art and the Spectator of Ideology” panel on Feb. 22nd
Amir Husak, Assistant Professor and Director of Documentary Studies will be a panelist at E-Flux’s “Art and the Spectator of Ideology” panel on Feb. 22nd. To read more Opening: February 21, 6-8pm Public Program, “Art and the Specter of Ideology”: February 21–22 at e-flux and
February 14 – 18, 2020 Film at Lincoln Center Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical Now in its fifth year, Neighboring Scenes is the Film at Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical’s annual wide-ranging showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema. Highlighting impressive recent
Trenton Platt, MS Media Management ’18, a music programmer at BET Network, recently spoke at The LA GlobeVision Business of Music Panel to discuss the Grammy’s and their influence on music television.
Hira Nabi, MA Media Studies ’16, screened her film, All That Perishes at the Edge of the Land, at Sundance. All That Perishes at the Edge of the Land is a short film about a ship berthed at Gadani and the ship-breakers coming from all over
Claire Fontana, MA Media Studies ’16, co-produced an updated dark retelling of Peter Pan set in San Francisco, featuring biker gangs, and a drag queen Tinkerbell. The film, titled Peter Pan, was just selected for the 2020 CineQuest film festival. For more information: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6626191234614513664/
Shannon Fitzpatrick, Media Studies ‘16, and Anna Barsan, Film/Cinema/Video Studies and New Media ‘11, received a Sundance Doc Fund Grant for their project, Softly In All Directions. Softly in All Directions is a record of living history, an exploration of family lineage, and a probing of memory.
Sam Feder, MA Media Studies ’04, premiered their film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen is an investigation of how Hollywood’s fabled stories have deeply influenced how Americans feel about transgender people, and how transgender people have
Sidney Alvarez, MS Media Management ’18, will present at the Social Media for Utilities conference for his work, telling the stories on how ConEd NY supported disaster victims in Puerto Rico. The conference is May 4-5, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6628334626576355328/
LANA LIN, Associate Professor in SMS, is having the Quebec premiere of her feature film, The Cancer Journals Revisited.
NIAV CONTY has finished her feature film, Small Time, that has been in the making for the last four years. Conty was a writer, director, cinematographer, and co-producer on the film. It will be premiering at Cinequest 2020 in March.
T-Port Lighthouse A new initiative for emerging filmmakers to boost their industry exposure online! Don’t know where to begin with distribution? Intimidated by the industry? Get in the spotlight! T-Port is a nonprofit online platform aimed at promoting emerging talents and facilitating the distribution of short films amongst professionals
Call for Submissions is now open for 2020 Fine Cuts! Fine Cuts is a screening series of short films and video works produced by alumni, graduate, undergraduate and certificate students in the School of Media Studies. The deadline to submit is March 27, 2020.
SMS Faculty Member, Dawnja Burris to Deliver Artist’s Talk on Feb. 8th + Work to Be Included in Two Shows This Spring
SMS Faculty Member, Dawnja Burris, has selected conceptual photographic and digital video work included in two group shows this Spring. The works explore dimensions of figural interpretation historically imposed landscape subjects and the exposure of ecological tenacity/fragility. She will deliver an artist’s talk on Feb
Elsa Nilsson is looking for two video artists to create visual companion pieces to music written based on rhythms of crowds chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Enough is Enough.” Elsa’s mission with this music is both to express my feelings around the issues I care