“Over the years, Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo (1958) has left many artists obsessed, from Chris Marker, who dedicated an entire segment of his Sans Soleil (1983) to the thriller, to Douglas Gordon, whose video Feature Film (1999) reuses Bernard Herrmann’s score.
The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity.
Margaret Laurena Kemp, associate professor of Theatre and Dance, and Julie Wyman,associate professor of Cinema and Digital Media, present their new short film, “She Who Is” (working title): an interpretation of stage directions as written by Adrienne Kennedy for her play “The Owl Answers.” This work-in-process will be screened at the Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life Conference on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom.
The multi-gifted Colin Milburn, Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities, Professor of Cinema and Digital Media, Professor of English, Science and Technology Studies, has provided some keen advice on gaming and its costs on the WalletHub website. Milburn is featured as part of the site’s Ask the Experts section. Scroll down for Milburn’s advice.
Experience new works by student filmmakers at the Film Fest @ UC Davis 2018. Celebrating its 18th year, the festival will be held on May 2 and 3 at 9:30 p.m. at the historic Varsity Theatre in Davis.
The festival showcases an array of short student-produced films. Filmmakers include a wide range of undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines across the campus and their films represent all genres and styles, from narrative to documentary to experimental.
The 16th annual Film Festival at UC Davis was held on May 18 and 19 at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis. Featuring a remarkable variety of short student-produced films, the filmmakers, undergraduate and graduate students, created works from narrative and documentary to experimental, and brought a rich diversity to the screen. The Film Festival was produced by the departments of Art Studio, Cinema and Digital Media, Design, Music and Theatre and Dance.
On April 29th and 30th, Professor Wyman took a group of 25 UCD students (a combination of students from courses TCS 198 and FYS 004-15) in San Francisco to participate in the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival.
Fiamma C di Montezemolo, Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Media, will be featured in “Mapping the City,” a multi-level collaborative project promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. Her installation, entitled “Neon Afterwords,” will be on exhibition beginning September 2016 at San Francisco’s Kadist Art Foundation. Curated by Marina Pugliese, the “Mapping the City” project was conceived to further exchanges and collaborations among Italian contemporary visual artists and their Bay Area counterparts.
Prof. of Cinema and Digital Media, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, and Anupam Chander (UC Davis School of Law), were awarded a 2014 Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar for their year-long seminar, “Surveillance and Democracy,” offered during 2015–2016.
Please click on the “Mellon-Sawyer Surveillance and Democracy Seminar” link for more information on upcoming speakers and events.
We are pleased to announce the publication of Professor Colin Milburn’s new book, Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter (Duke University Press, 2015). Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering a light-hearted yet critical account of this high-tech world of fun and games. The expedition ventures into discussions of the first nano cars, the popular video games Second Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer tournaments, and utopian nano cities.
About the Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures
Digital technologies have revolutionized the practice of everyday life, becoming an integral part of work, communication, politics, economics, artistic creativity, and personal identity. The study of digital culture is among the most vigorous areas of research in the humanities and social sciences today.