Student filmmakers enrolled in TCS 104: Documentary Production have created trailers for their film projects.
TCS 104 explores traditional and new forms of documentary, with focus on technocultural issues. Students develop skills and strategies for producing work in various media, and progress through all stages of production, from conception through post-production to critique.
Inspired by his modding class at UC Davis, Patrick LeMieux, assistant professor of Cinema and Digital Media, has been making the rounds at universities, conferences, festivals, and art exhibitions to show a new project — The Octopad.
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.
The multi-talented Bob Ostertag, composer, performer, instrument builder, journalist, activist, historian, and kayak instructor, will appear in concert in Wels, Austria, November 11 and 12. Ostertag performs along with Jon Rose and Gerry Hemingway. His latest recording is entitled Wish You Were Here.
Ostertag’s appearance in Austria is part of a world tour that began in 2015.
Here is an overview of The Film Festival @ UC Davis 2016 showcasing work created by students. Held May 18 and 19 at Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis, the Festival attracted enthusiastic audiences on both evenings. All photos are courtesy of The Film Festival @ UC Davis, copyright UC Davis.
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.
Cinema and Digital Media professor, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, and Anupam Chander, of the School of Law, with support from Ken Goldberg of UC Berkeley, will lead a year-long multidisciplinary seminar series to explore the tension between the surveillance state and democracy.
Please visit the website Surveilled.US for more information about speakers and event updates.
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.