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  • Apr 28th 2011


    Student Game Show
    When: Monday, May 2 @ 6-9pm
    Where: Room 242 & 278 @ The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    The University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study proudly presents a collection of student games created during the Spring semester of this year under the guidance of Josephine Anstey and Luke Noonan. This year students in the Virtual Worlds class are showcasing their video games. People will get the chance to meet the designers and play the games.

    This event coincides with the department’s Student show, which provides free food and sustenance to those in attendance.

    Come play some games and have a little fun with us!

    For more information on the featured games, descriptions, and screenshots please visit:
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  • Apr 25th 2011


    DMS Spring Student Show
    When: Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 5 PM
    Where: The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Announcing a new format for the DMS Student Show!
    The evening will include: a program of featured student work; a plenary session where DMS awards will be presented; and parallel exhibitions of student work in multiple rooms (see schedule below). The goal of these changes is to encourage co-mingling of people, ideas and media and to support the diversity of work that is produced in DMS.

    5:00: Room 112 Featured Student Work
    5:20: Room 112 Plenary & Awards
    5:40: Intermission & Food
    Multiple Screening and Interactive/Installation Rooms
    Rooms 112, 232, 235, 242, 246, 278, 286
    6:00 – 7:20: Session 1
    7:20: Intermission & Food
    7:40 – 9:00: Session 2

    We hope to see you at the plenary session!

  • Mar 23rd 2011

    FILMMAKER JOHN TERRY: Public Lecture and Screening

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    UB North Campus
    Center for the Arts Room 112 (Auditorium)

    A very special opportunity to hear internationally recognized filmmaker John Terry speak about and present his films in person!

    An independent filmmaker who has made more than 28 films, John Terry has taught at RISD, Yale, the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he was instrumental in founding MIT’s documentary film/video program. He has been a Professor of Film/Animation/Video at RISD for more than two decades. In 1999 and 2004 Terry was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, and lectured there in 1975. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. A capable administrator, he served as RISD’s acting associate provost in the late 1990s. He was department head Film Animation & Video from 1995-2001 and was been Dean of Fine Arts from 2002-2010.


  • Mar 14th 2011


    Exchange Stories Symposium
    A one-day symposium, free and open to the public

    Sunday, March 20th from 3 – 6 pm
    @ Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
    341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Exchange Stories:
    Economics, Labor, and Interchange Explored in the Moving Image

    How can we use make and use media to envision the ever-shifting connections of global economics?

    Exchange Stories seeks to explore how current economies are being represented in contemporary European video and film. Incorporating the films of several artists, this seminar will examine different forms of economic practice as forms of cultural practice, raising questions such as how economic practice operates in contemporary cultures. The film program employs a wide range of approaches including experimental, documentary, auto-ethnographic and vérité strategies, which sometimes analytically, sometimes ironically deal with these topics. The presented films each individually try to activate new forms of understanding and “doing” or “thinking” economy.


  • Mar 14th 2011


    E-POETRY 2011
    International Digital Language | Arts Festival
    May 18-21, 2011
    University at Buffalo
    Web registration now available! Specially-priced advance registration offered during March 2011 only!

    If you are interested in the emerging edge of language-informed arts practice, whether as a poet, writer, artist, media innovator, scholar, teacher, performer, or in any other disciplines, E-Poetry offers a context for practice and analysis that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. For its tenth anniversary, E-Poetry has been brought back to Buffalo, a central and accessible location for its activities. It will provide a mix of practices, with the emphasis on emerging practices in multiple disciplines that find themselves embedded or even just on the edge of the digital. It will convene a celebratory (in the triumphant spirit of preceding historic poetry festivals) and thought-filled gathering of 150 artists, writers, and scholars from 40 countries — a diversity and culturally rich offering that won’t be found elsewhere.


  • Feb 21st 2011

    ANALOG: A Film by John J. Fink

    When: Sunday, April 10 · 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    WhereMarket Arcade Films and Arts Centre

    Traversing the boundaries of imagination and fact, filmmaker John J. Fink presents a new semi-autobiographical short film, Analog, about a young Buffalo, NY couple. Wade, a long haul truck driver (Benjamin L. Newmark) and his wife, Diana (Tilke Hill) struggle to come to terms with an open secret they must break to their son (Ethan Dempsy).

    Written & Directed by John J. Fink
    Produced by Isaac DV Johnson & John J. Fink

    Screening in Shorts Block E on Sunday April 10th, 2011 at 3PM, Theatre #1 at Dipson Theatres Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre.

    For more information, please visit

  • Feb 21st 2011

    PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated

    PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated – Squeaky Wheel’s high-energy fundraising art party & art-stravaganza!
    When: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00a.m.
    Where: DNIPRO Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.)
    Price: $15 pre-sale and $20 at door price ($15 for students w/ ID)

    Squeaky Wheel is at it again! On February 26th, this Buffalo based media arts center is hosting their annual fundraiser showcase this year at the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. This unique multi-level venue will be the jam-packed with works of art from over 40 artists, featuring a massive dose of live music performances, an art auction, and interactive art projects such as an auto-playing musical instrument consisting of 12 vibrating dildos by Brian Larson Clark, 50-foot-long kinetic sculptures crafted from flexible tubes containing intelligent lights that moves with the rhythm of the music by Joel Resnikoff and even a human mirror ball. Purchase your tickets today and become part of the fun and games this year.

    For those of you interested to get the first crack at the art auction, get a ticket for the Peepshow PEEP! Pre-party from 7:00-8:00pm. Pre-party tickets are available online and include adjacent parking, first bid at the art auction, complimentary cocktails, authentic Ukrainian hors d’oeuvres, a VIP video screening at 8:00pm, and music by After Hours.

    Advance tickets will be sold for $15 at Squeaky Wheel, Café Taza, Sweetness 7, Talking Leaves and online.


  • Feb 4th 2011

    ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP featuring Zach Gage

    Open to the Public

    Artist Talk presenting Zach Gage
    When: Monday, February 7 @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm
    Where: CFA 235 (Screening Room)

    Workshop by Zach Gage
    When: Tuesday, February 8 @ 1:00 – 4:40 pm
    Where: CFA 246 (Lab 246)
    The Workshop will feature iPhone and OpenFrameworks

    Please RSVP to Teri Rueb at
    Department of Media Study

    Sponsored by: the Open Air Institute | UB Media Study

  • Feb 4th 2011


    The Geography Colloquium Series, Spring 2011 presents:

    Strange Knowledge – Notes on Media Arts Research on Environmental Conditions
    Presented by Marc Böhlen

    When: Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
    Where: 145H Wilkeson Quad (Reception to follow in the Hallway outside of Wilkeson 108)

    The first Department of Geography Colloquium of the Spring 2011 semester will be Friday, February 4, 2011 at 3:15pm in Wilkeson 145H (the GIAL lecture room) with a reception to follow in the hallway outside of Wilkeson 108. Please join us!

    Abstract: Media Arts have a history of engaging knowledge from other disciplines. The results that emerge from such engagements can take on odd yet at times revealing forms. In this presentation, Böhlen will discuss examples of media arts that query landscapes and the environment to generate discourses that expert groups (such as environmental scientists) do not readily generate. Böhlen will also discuss how such works can contribute to new research agendas, originating in the arts and feeding back into other disciplines.

    Artist-engineer Marc Böhlen designs information processing systems that critically reflect on information as a cultural value. His projects derive qualitative potential from the realm of quantitative information and query the relationship between people and machinery in fundamental ways. Böhlen is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department
    of Media Study at the University at Buffalo where he directs the PuCoMe (Public Computational Media) Lab. Recent art work has been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria, 2010). Recent publications include Ambient Intelligence in the City (Springer, Berlin, 2009) and Future Data Culture (Thresholds No38, MIT, 2011).

    For more info on the Colloquium Series, contact Jared Aldstadt at:

    This Event is Co-Sponsored by the Undergraduate Geography Student Association (UGSA) & Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA).

    “Strange Knowledge – Notes on Media Arts Research on Environmental Conditions”

    Marc Böhlen

    Associate Professor,
    UB Department of Media Study

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    3:15 pm

    145H Wilkeson Quad

  • Jan 24th 2011


    The Fifteenth Annual International Women’s Film Festival

    @ the Market Arcade 639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
    on February 17, 2011 – March 31, 2011

    The festival is running for six consecutive Thursdays and gives film lovers from Western New York a rare chance to see some authentically underground films from all over the world.

    The IWFF, which is sponsored by UB’s Gender Institute, consists mostly of little-known films made by un- or underfunded independent women filmmakers. Festival programmer Ruth Goldman, in her second year at the helm, says she likes to cast as wide a net as possible when scheduling the festival. “I believe the festival should provide viewers with the opportunity to see films by women that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to see in a theater,” Goldman says.

    Although most mainstream moviegoers will not recognize the filmmakers in the lineup, Goldman, who is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Media Study and a documentary filmmaker herself, says the point of the festival is not to give viewers something they are comfortable with. Instead, the festival should make viewers uncomfortable, it should make them think, and it should introduce them to new ways of seeing the movies. “As a programmer and educator,” Goldman says, “my intent is to provoke, in the best possible spirit of the word.”

    To view the entire Spree Article:

    Channel 7 Clip:—International-Womens-Film-Festival—January-20th-114305439.html

    Film Fest Schedule:



  • Jan 24th 2011

    The Eyes of the Skin, Art and Senses: SOUND

    The Eyes of the Skin, Art and Senses: SOUND
    February 11th through May 22nd
    @ Burchfield Penney Art Center 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

    Featuring work by Mark Shepard, J.T. Rinker and Alexandra Spaulding
    Curated by Stefani Bardin

    Sunday, February 13th at 3pm
    Live performance of Mark Shepard’s Hertzian Rain featured in this show.
    Hertzian Rain is an interactive and sonorific sound performance.

    About the Exhibition:
    The Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa wrote a book entitled The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses in which he argued against the isolating ocular-centric paradigm in western culture and its impact on phenomenology in favor of a more holistic model of multi-sensory architecture of integration. The series of exhibitions at The Burchfield
    Penney Art Center The Eyes of the Skin: Art and the Senses shifts the focus from visually based art toward work that is grounded in a sensorium of sound, smell, taste and touch.

    Work from each individual sense will occupy the for a period of months so the public can focus on each of the four senses separately and over a period of time in order to experience the environment within a different
    phenomenological model. After each of the four exhibitions, there will be a comprehensive group show in 2012 throughout the museum, of all the work from each of the four senses (plus some new artists and some new
    pieces) that will allow the public to be immersed in this holistic and re-envisioned sensorium of perception.

    The first exhibition, Sound, will be an investigation into what Marshall McLuhan calls the re-casting of technology with which to understand and act on the world. The three artists: Mark Shepard, J.T. Rinker and Alexandra Spaulding utilize different aural modalities but also different lenses through which to cultivate and express acoustical

    For more information, please visit:

  • Jan 13th 2011

    Tony Conrad's "Yellow Movie" audio clip from MoMA Multimedia

    tony conrad's yellow movie

    Hear an audio interview excerpt with Tony Conrad discussing Yellow Movie (1973):

  • Jan 12th 2011

    Küçük Sinemalar! – Experimental Cinema from Turkey

    Sun., Jan. 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
    @ Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

    $8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

    Küçük Sinemalar! (Little Cinemas) is a screening of new experimental shorts by a tight-knit of group film and video makers from Turkey, including Can Eskinazi, Eytan Ipeker, Yoel Meranda, Cengiz Yetken, Mustafa Uzuner and DMS MFA candidate Ekrem Serdar.

    Küçük Sinemalar! is a group of media artists, highly cognizant of ideas and aesthetics coming from the North American and European avant-garde, who together also operate the Turkish experimental cinema blog of the same name,” states curator Ekrem Serdar. “Hoping to provide a small survey of experimental practice originating from a continent-straddling nation, the screening will also provide an initial forum for discovery of Turkish avant-garde cinema with a screening of Cengiz Yetken’s 16mm film Of Eh (1968).” The screening is a follow up to “Formless”, a screening of experimental cinema which took place at Istanbul’s Pera Museum. For more information please visit or

  • Jan 10th 2011



    20th and 21st of January 2011

    @ Palazzo delle Arti of Naples, the PAN Museum in Naples, Italy
    OLE (Officina di Letteratura Elettronica)

    Glazier Exhibition: Middle Orange | Media Naranja
    Glazier Performance: [ 8vo ]
    Glazier Presentation: Una Piccola Historia della Poesia Elettronica

    Exhibition screening of Middle Orange, performance of digital poem [ 8vo ], and paper presentation of Una Piccola Historia della Poesia Elettronica by Media Study Faculty Member, Dr. Loss Pequeño Glazier, as an invited participant at OLE.

    The OLE (Officina di Letteratura Elettronica) Workshop of Electronic Literature conference and festival will be the first significant event in the field of digital literature hosted in Italy. The workshop will allow the OLE to introduce the field of Electronic Literature as it is practiced in Italy. Artists and researchers worldwide shall meet and present their research and works. This will permit researchers to present their latest research and artists to premier their newest works.

  • Dec 13th 2010

    STUDENT SHOW Department of Media Study

    Department of Media Study Student Show
    Monday, December 13, 2010

    Interactive and Installation Pieces and Open Labs begin at 5:00 PM
    (though some installations may be up by early afternoon) and will run
    through the end of the screening. These will be located in the CFA
    , the TV Studio (278), and possibly in the labs.

    Screening begin at 6:00 pm in the Screening Room (112 CFA).

  • Dec 8th 2010

    Reactionary Ensemble & Nimbus Dance: SURROUND: VISUAL

    Surround: Visual
    December 8th at Asbury Hall in Babeville
    341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY

    Surround: Audio/Visual is a brand new 2-part performance by the Reactionary Ensemble commissioned as part of Beyond/In WNY 2010. Reactionary Ensemble is a roving circuit of improvisational artists and musicians looking to merge sound and vision into an immersive, multidimensional experience. Fluid in nature, these sensory-based performances unleash streams of transitory sounds and visual images to stimulate a hypnotic, primordial, trance-like state of spontaneous free association.

    Surround: Visual is the final performance of Beyond/In WNY. The show will feature a 40-ft diameter screen surrounding the audience designed by architect Brad Wales. The screen will have 8 different live mixed videos projected onto it mixed by 8 different video artists utilizing the same audio data from the instruments.

    Reactionary is also working with dance company nimbus dance, following the successful collaboration radio/ACTIVE at this summer’s Infringement Festival. The dancers will wear Wiimotes to track their motion data, which will also be converted into visual data for the video artists to work with.

    Surround: Visual will feature over 25 artists, including dancers Elyssa Bourke, Erin Bahn, Beth Elkins, Nancy Hughes, Laura Matteliano, Angela Lopez, Leanne Rinelli and Bonnie Jean Taylor, video artists Cory Gath, Courtney Grim, Liz Knipe, Carl Lee, Jeff Maciejewski, Tammy McGovern, Brian Milbrand and Vince Mistretta, and musicians Jim Abramson, Kathleen Ashwill, Steve Baczkowski, Michael Basinski, Gabe Beam, Kevin Obrien Cain, Jenece Gerber, Mike Kimaid, Keir Neuringer, KG Price and T. Andrew Trump and Stage Director Melissa Shanahan.


  • Dec 1st 2010


    FishsongAquaponics Fishsong

    Saturday, December 4, 2010
    Open house 9am-2pm
    Farm tour at 10:30am
    @ Massachusetts Avenue Project, 271 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY

    A temporary installation in the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s new aquaponics greenhouse — a multi-channel sound piece exploring the hidden sonic ecologies of MAP’s innovative and sustainable aquaponics system.

    Aquaponics is a mostly closed system of sustainable food production where fish wastes are used to fertilize plants and feed worms, and plants and worms are used to feed fish. MAP’s existing greenhouse contains some 5,000 tilapia, and will support 50,000 when completed.

  • Nov 17th 2010



    Glazier Poetics Reading
    Saturday, November 20, 2010
    @8:00 pm

    Featuring Media Study Faculty Member
    Loss Pequeño Glazier

    Poetics Affiliate Faculty at Work
    Steve McCaffery and Loss Pequeño Glazier

    Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

    453 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY

    Presenting an on-going series featuring work by Poetics Affiliate Faculty

  • Oct 31st 2010

    E-POETRY 2011: International Literature, Media Arts & Digital Culture Festival

    May 18-21, 2011
    Location: SUNY Buffalo North Campus & Select Buffalo Locations
    E-Poetry 2011 update:

    Still six months away, E-Poetry 2011 already has 50 participants as of October 31, 2010, from 19 countries! E-Poetry 2011 promises to be an exciting, historic, and truly international festival, hopefully helping to pioneer new paths in its field.

    Registration for the Festival is now available. Please register in advance, if possible, to assure availability and do keep it starred as a beacon of warmth on your spring calendar!

    You can register here:

  • Oct 26th 2010


    MFA candidate John J. Fink will screen his film Hollow Spaces at the 2010 Hartford International Film Festival in Hartford, Connecticut. MFA & MArch candidate Adam Laskowitz also contributed music to the film.

    Hollow Spaces is a narrative drama about a young man who after running away five years earlier must return home to confront a violent secret that threatens to consume his future.

    The film will screen on Saturday November 6, 2010 at 7:30PM at the Screening Room at La Paloma Sabanera, 405 Capital Ave, Hartford, Connecticut.

    View the Trailer for Hollow Spaces by John Fink on Vimeo.

    More information and tickets are available at

  • Oct 26th 2010

    ADJUNCT + 1: Featuring RUST, ltd.

    Image:  Francesca Koerner, Into the Vortex, 2008

    The Carroll Gallery presents:

    ADJUNCT + 1
    An exhibition of Tulane adjunct faculty plus one artist selected by each

    Exhibition dates:  October 6 – 27, 2010
    Opening reception:  Thursday, October 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

    Exhibiting Artists – Adjunct Faculty:
    Jacob Botter
    Francesca Koerner
    Srdjan Loncar
    John Oles
    David Robinson
    Ryan Watkins-Hughes
    Monica Zeringue

    Plus their invited artists:
    Duane Dugas
    Kourtney Keller
    O. Rufus Lovett
    Lev Manovich  ,
    Maria Page
    Seth Rainville
    RUST, Ltd.

    RUST, ltd. consists of SUNY Buffalo current and former DMS students:
    Luke Noonan
    A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz
    Lucas Miller
    Anton Hand

    For more information, please contact: Laura Richens, Curator for the Carroll Gallery at

  • Oct 23rd 2010


    Meet PSBlbot creator Cayden Mak
    Meet the artist

    By Colin Dabkowski
    News Arts Writer

    Published: October 15, 2010, 12:00 AM

    One of the most curious and fascinating personalities in this year’s Beyond/In Western New York art exhibition is not even human.

    Meet PSBIbot, a digital invention of artist and University at Buffalo graduate student Cayden Mak, one of the organizers of the citywide interactive scavenger hunt known as “play/share beyond/in.” The game, which begins its two-week-long run Saturday, is meant to give art fans new ways to explore and appreciate the dozens of art exhibitions and installations spread throughout the city as part of the show. (more…)

  • Oct 12th 2010

    BURIED LAND: A film by Steven Eastwood & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes


    Location: The Burchfield Penney Arts Center in Buffalo
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 at  7pm
    As part of Beyond/In Western New York Events
    Cost: Free

    Buried Land (2010)
    A film by Steven Eastwood & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
    Narrative feature, 86mins, 16.9 HDCAM
    Shot on location in the Valley of the Pyramids in Visoko, Bosnia

    The feature film, Buried Land, released this year at the Tribeca Film Festival will screen at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center this Thursday at 7pm as part of the Beyond/In Western New York biennale.

    Buried Land was co-produced and co-directed by Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Assistant Professor in the School of Film and Animation at R.I.T. This is the film’s first screening so close to home, and is free and open to the public.  A Q&A by co-Director Alan Rhodes will be held at the end of the screening.

    Co-directors Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes incorporate real people and events into their fiction, including an accusation made against them of being “Borat in Bosnia”.  This mix of fact and fantastical has as many sides as the story of the pyramids the Visokons claim to have.

    In 2006, CNN announced the discovery of ancient pyramids in the tiny village of Visoko, Bosnia.  A fictional film in a real community, Buried Land is the story of one man’s return to his homeland to find the truth behind the pyramidal claims. But how do you make a film about a pyramid that can’t be seen and will he come to believe? This is a story of the power of faith, imagination and community, and of the futility of looking for absolute truths, in life, and in movies…

    Emir, a Bosnian émigré removed during the war, returns to his homeland to assist an American filmmaker in the making of a film. Caught between states of patriotism and cynicism, he sets out to discover the truth behind the pyramidal claims. Harnessing the passionate hopes and imagination of the town, the pair begin casting for their proposed film; but Semir Osmanagic, the man at the centre of the audacious pyramidal claims, remains an elusive figure. When Emir begins a relationship with a beautiful tour guide, Avdija, it is soon clear that he is out of his depth and his ego attracts attention. Accused of making fun of the community, Emir’s outlandish behavior grows more and more confused and a grandiose shoot at the summit of the Moon Pyramid descends into chaos.

    Rejected by Avdija, Emir stumbles, desolate, to the Pyramid of the Sun.
    Here, at last, he finds Osmanagic and he is forced to confront both his expatriate identity and his skeptical beliefs towards the town. Using factual encounters, real interviews, staged situations and scripted scenes, Buried Land is a fictional film set in a real community.

    Official Selection Tribeca International Film Festival 2010
    Official Selection Moscow International Film Festival 2010
    Bosnian Programme Sarajevo International Film Festival 2010

    For more information on G. Alan Rhodes, please visit:
    View trailer here:

  • Oct 8th 2010


    PlayShare Scavenger Hunt

    The next round of  play/share beyond/in will begin on Saturday, October 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and will continue to October 30.

    play/share beyond/in is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the  Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.

    Sign up at play/share beyond/in.
    Check out our Facebook page.
    RSVP to the play/share beyond/in Game Launch on Facebook.
    Find out what it’s like to play as featured in the Buffalo News.

    Announcing the play/share beyond/in Game Badges.
    The Top 10 FAQs, things you wanted to know about play/share (but were afraid to ask).
    Have we mentioned the Prizes?
    It’s the Final Countdown, Player Support.

    On Thursday, September 23, 2010  play/share beyond/in launched a special mission to coincide with Didier Paquette’s astounding walk atop the Liberty Building.

    IMG_0528 PlayShare Interactive Missions IMGP1476
    Check out the photos here:
    Check out the Buffalo News Article on Meet the Artist:

  • Oct 1st 2010


    Screening of three short documentaries by Yuichiro Yamada
    @ Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
    Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m

    $8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 HW & TLB members

    Do My Own Thing (2010, 20min)
    A story about an 83-year-old Japanese woman who has lived in Buffalo for 55 years.

    Molly’s Art School (2010, 12min, co-director : Sam Avery)
    A story about people living with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s Association of WNY.

    Unconditional Love (2010, 20min)
    A story about an organization offering free art classes in Buffalo since 1959.

    You can preview details of the screenings at the Hallwalls website.
    For more information, please email Yuichiro Yamada

  • Sep 23rd 2010



    A curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents is a contemporary, multi-venue arts exhibition. It will present the work of outstanding artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and for the first time, feature the work of artists from outside the region, blurring the local with the global and challenging the assumptions of what these distinctions mean today, when all artists are both.

    Beyond/In kicks off this evening, Thursday, September 23, 2010 with a high-wire walk at the Liberty Building by reknown French tight-rope walker, Didier Pasquette.

    Featuring the participation of many artists affiliated with the Department of Media Study including: Josephine Anstey, Jordan Dalton, Elyse Harzynski, Barbara Lattanzi, Carl Lee, Luke Noonan, Dave Pape, Cayden Mak, Brian Milbrand, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Anna Scime, Mark Shepard, Jessica Thompson, members of virocode and more.

  • Sep 16th 2010



    Play/Share Beyond/In Pre-Game
    @ Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo at 6:30pm

    Play/Share Beyond/In is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.

    Kick It.

    On Thursday, September 23, Beyond/In Western New York 2010 kicks off as world renowned artist and high-wire walker Didier Pasquette walks between the Statues of Liberty that sit atop one of the city’s historic gems, the Liberty Building. We will be launching one mission during this event:

    LOCATION: Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo
    START TIME: 6:30 pm (missions will be sent at 6)
    MISSION DESIGNED BY: Elyse Harzynski
    INSTRUCTIONS: Sign up online. Wear red. Bring duct tape. Yes, duct tape.

    Elyse Harzynski graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Studio Art, and is currently studying Architecture for her Masters at SUNY Buffalo. She finds the ideas and theories of digital media practices, such as pervasive gaming and locative media, to be effective mediums for learning how the public interacts and plays in public spaces.

    Come play with us.

    The next round of Play/Share Beyond/In will begin on Saturday, October 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. For more information or to sign up online, visit

  • Sep 16th 2010


    Beyond the Multitude

    OPENING: Sunday, September 19, 4-8pm

    September 17-23, 2010
    @ Blink Galleries 464 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

    Scajaquada. The oldest word in use on the Niagara Frontier, and both source for and subject of an exhibition celebrating ecosystem, neighborhood, history, and place through innovative work from regional artists, activists, historians, performers, and practitioners.

    TOUR:  Tuesday, September 21, 4pm.
    Leaves from 464 Amherst Street

    LECTURE:  Tuesday, September 21, 6pm.
    By Franklin LaVoie at Polish Cadets Hall.

    PERFORMANCE:  Thursday, September 23, 10am.
    By Jessica Thompson starting at Forest Lawn Cemetery and moving through Buffalo’s East Side.

    WATERSHED CLEAN-UP:  Saturday, September 25, 9am.
    Meeting at American Legion Post 1041, 533 Amherst Street.

    For more information, please visit:

  • Sep 13th 2010


    Monday, September 13th, 5:00pm, CFA 246
    Tom Bittner, Departments of Philosophy and Geography
    University at Buffalo

    An Introduction to Formal and Applied Ontology

    This event is open to all interested students and faculty.

    The talk gives a brief overview of formal and applied ontology from the perspective of philosophy and the perspective of the computer and information sciences. As examples, Bittner will use the ontology of geographic space, geographic objects, and the geography of the human body.

    About the Speaker

    Thomas Bittner is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. At the same time he is Research Scientist at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the National Center of Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA).

    Dr. Bittner received his Ph.D. from the Technical University Vienna and has been a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University and at Queen’s University (Canada). Before joining the SUNY Buffalo he was a senior researcher at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS) at Saarland University in Germany.  Dr. Bittner’s area of specialization is formal ontology and its applications in bio-informatics, geography, and geographic information science. His current research focuses on formal theories of vagueness and the application of formal ontology, symbolic logic, and qualitative representation and reasoning techniques to represent canonical biomedical structures in biomedical ontologies.

    For more information, please visit

  • Sep 3rd 2010

    E-POETRY 2011: An International Digital Literature Festival


    May 18-21, 2011
    SUNY Buffalo North Campus
    & Select Buffalo Locations

    Returning from venues in London, Paris, and Barcelona, the E-Poetry Festival presents three and a half days of emerging digital poetry, poetics, and new media, drawing from numerous countries, discourses, and modes of practice.

    Please check for information as it becomes available.

  • Sep 3rd 2010

    Steve McCaffery and Loss Pequeño Glazier POETICS@4+ PERFORMANCE


    Saturday, November 20, 8:00pm
    Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Avenue

    An on-going series featuring work by Poetics Affiliate Faculty:
    Steve McCaffery will present the US premier of Carnival Panel III, a 30 minute rendition of the latest addition to McCaffery’s explosive typographical environment first begun in 1969.
    Loss Pequeño Glazier will present from Middle Orange | Media Naranja | Cayo Largo, an iteration of present lateral translations of crushed coral, generative miscegenation, and turquoise digital variants.

    More information can be found at

  • Aug 3rd 2010

    PLAY/SHARE BEYOND/IN in Buffalo News


    Terrific Buffalo News ArtsBeat review of the Intermedia Performance Studio’s Play/Share Beyond/In event this weekend as part of the 2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival. Congrats!

  • Aug 2nd 2010

    Buffalo Infringement Fest on WBFO

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    BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – The 6th Annual Buffalo Infringement Festival kicked off this past weekend in Allentown, celebrating the city’s rich arts & cultural scene. WBFO’s Lauren Mook (DMS BA ’09) spoke with the Festival’s organizers, musicians, performers, and attendees about what makes this festival so unique.

    To view the WBFO News article, please go to:

  • Jul 28th 2010

    EROTIC ECONOMIES Release/Screening


    Saturday July 31 8:30pm – 10:30pm
    @ “the Lawn” 88 West Utica Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

    Free preview, celebration & outdoor screening of experimental shorts curated by Media Study MFA candidates Anna Scime & Liz Flyntz for the Erotic Economies journal.

    Ranging from hand-processed abstract film to dirty animation, this selection features work by: Jamie Moore, Max Bernstein, Josh Parkins, James Boatwright, Tony Conrad, Joshua Strauss, Scott Ries, Robby Rackleff, Mili Pradhan, Sophie Hamacher, Michael Beitz, Masha Sha, Justin Chouinard & Reinhard Reitzenstein.

    Refreshments will be available (though feel free to bring your own too)

    Bring bugspray and blankets!

    At least PG13.

    Night lawn party starts at 8:30pm, with Screening at 10:00pm.

  • Jul 28th 2010

    2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival

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    The 2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival
    Thursday, July 22 — Sunday, August 1

    Featuring Media Study students and faculty. Over 700 performances! Over 350 plays, bands, art installations, films, parties, etcetera! Over 50 venues (and non-venues) in and around the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo, NY!

    Media Study folks include: Intermedia Performance Studio, Jordan Dalton, Ron Douglas, Ekrem Serdar, Liz Chow, Josh Parkins, Michael Beitz, Masha Sha, Anna Scime, Neil Terry, Joshua Strauss and Lulldozer.

    The official schedule is online! See the schedule page for the complete list of shows, including updates to the printed program in the July 22 ArtVOice.

    Art Under the Radar
    Every summer, the streets of Buffalo come alive with scores of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. (Or any budget at all, for that matter.)

  • Jul 17th 2010

    Unseen Tears Selected for Lights Camera Help Film Festival

    Ron Douglas’ documentary Unseen Tears will show in this years Lights Camera Help Film Festival

    If you are in Austin check it out.

  • Jun 17th 2010

    Canadian Curiosities! Daïchi Saïto and the Double Negative Collective

    June 23rd, 2010 @ 8 o’clock
    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

    Co-founder Daïchi Saïto will be in Buffalo to present films and videos of the Montreal based art-collective Double Negative Collective, including his hypnotic collaboration with violinist Malcolm Goldstein, Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis. This screening has been generously supported by the Canadian-American Studies Program, the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and Hallwalls!


    The evening’s full line-up:

    1. Chiasmus
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, optical mono, 8min., 2003)
    2. Chasmic Dance
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, silent 24fps, 6min., 2004)
    3. Blind Alley Augury
      (Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2006)
    4. All That Rises
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, color, optical mono, 7min., 2007)
    5. Green Fuse
      (Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2008)
    6. Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis
      (Daïchi Saïto, 35mm, 1.37:1, color, Dolby SR, 10min., 2009)
      (Due to the unavailability of a portable 35mm projector, this film willl be screened on miniDV)
    7. Fracas
      (Eduardo Menz, Digital 8, color, 5min., sound, 2007)
    8. Cronograma de un tiempo inexistente / Chronogram of Inexistent Time
      (Malena Szlam, 35mm to HD, color, silent, 6min., 2008)
    9. Western Sunburn
      (Karl Lemieux, 16mm to DV, b&w and color, sound, 10min., 2007)
    10. Lola
      (Mike Rollo, 16mm to DV, b&w, sound, 2:45min., 2008)
    11. Bajo tu lámina de agujero profundo / Beneath Your Skin of Deep Hollow
      (Malena Szlam, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2009)


    Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto is an independent filmmaker based in Montreal.  As a co-founder of the Double Negative Collective a Montreal-based group of film/video/installation/projection performance artists dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema, Saïto has been actively involved in the local artistic community.  The films of Saïto… READ MORE…

  • Jun 1st 2010

    LOSS PEQUEÑO GLAZIER performs at ARCHIVE & INNOVATE June 6, 2010

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    Professor Loss Pequeño Glazier performs “Front(era): the Gelato Prado”, an improvised digital poem, at Archive & Innovate: The 4th International Conference & Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization, organized by Writing Digital Media in the Literary Arts Program, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, June 6, 2010. Visit for more info.

  • Jun 1st 2010

    YUICHIRO YAMADA screens at Hallwalls June 7, 2010

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    MFA Candidate Yuichiro Yamada will be present to screen his latest documentary TIME TO DANCE at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on June 7, 2010 at 7PM.

    Time to Dance (2010, 46 min., color) is a film about the process of making a dance. Melanie Aceto, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University at Buffalo, choreographed a dance piece for the concert of Zodiaque Dance Company in 2009. This documentary shows the creative process of how Aceto, working with her dancers, transforms her ideas into movement.

    Plus, back by popular demand, encore screenings of:
    Irreplaceable (2009, 24 min.), the film about New World Record
    Just Browsing (2009, 33 min.), the film about Talking Leaves Book Store

  • May 24th 2010

    LUKE NOONAN & ADAM LISZKIEWICZ selected to participate in Humanities Gaming Institute

    DMS MFA candidates John Luke Noonan and Adam Liszkiewicz have been selected to participate in the Humanities Gaming Institute to be held this summer at the University of South Carolina. More info at

  • May 24th 2010

    JESSICA THOMPSON at Banff New Media Institute Co-production Residency


    DMS MFA candidate Jessica Thompson has been selected to participate in the Banff Centre’s New Media Institute (BNMI) Co-production Residency: Almost Perfect. Congratulations!

  • May 13th 2010

    Saturday: virus.circus

    This Saturday night, May 8th, join us for VIRUS.CIRCUS – a mixed reality performance extravaganza with California performance artists Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand.

    VIRUS.CIRCUS merges live performance with internet webcams and virtual worlds to reflect on virus hysteria, politics, gender and erotica.

    //due to recent viral outbreaks, protective latex barriers must be worn at all times//cover your cough! be a virus fighter! we want our citizens to be safe, healthy and happy//skin to skin contact may result in viral contamination//touching, and illness, are prohibited by law//failure to comply will result in a minimum of 10 years in a federal penitentiary.


    Sponsored so kindly by SUNY Buffalo Graduate Student Association, Department of Visual Studies, Department of Media Study, Interdisciplinary Group for Advanced Praxis, Department of Visual Studies GSA, and Department of Media Study GSA.

  • May 5th 2010

    JOHN J. FINK screens "Hollow Spaces" at 2010 Bergenfield Film Festival

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    MFA candidate John J. Fink will screen his film Hollow Spacesas a work-in-progress at the 2010 Bergenfield Film Festival in Bergenfield, NJ. Fink will be a guest speaker at the festival’s opening ceremonies. MFA & M/ARC candidate Adam Laskowtiz also contributed music to the film.

    Hollow Spaces is a narrative drama about a young man who after running away five years earlier must return home to confront a violent secret that threatens to consume his future.

    The film will screen on May 6, 2010 at 8:15PM at the Clearview Cinemas Bergenfield 5, 58 South Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ.

  • Apr 27th 2010

    Artists & Models: STIMULUS, May 1, 2010

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    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center presents the 22nd incarnation of Artists & Models: STIMULUS, a rousing evening of art installations, performances and live music at the Rock Harbor Yard, 57 Tonawanda St., Buffalo. This year features the work of Media Study grad students, alumni and faculty including work by 404 Error (Anna Scime, Isaac Johnson, Liz Chow, Josh Parkins, James Boatwright, Scott Ries, Olivier Delrieu-Schulze, John Fink, Brian Clark), Al Larsen, Vincenzo Mistretta and Tammy McGovern, among others.

    Visit Hallwalls to learn more. They are also looking for volunteers!

  • Apr 20th 2010

    JORDAN DALTON @ post-moot convocation 2010


    MFA candidate Jordan Dalton’s multimedia installation Meat Out of the Eater (in collaboration with the poet Lara Glenum and multimedia artist and theorist Josef Horáček ) is going to be shown at the post_moot convocation of poetry and performance at Miami University of Ohio this weekend (Thursday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. – Sunday April 25, 3:30 p.m).

    For more information:

  • Apr 19th 2010


    dms student show

    Please join us for the Media Study End-of-the-semester STUDENT SHOW!
    Monday, April 26, 2010

    112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

    5:30 PM through Intermission:

    CFA 2nd Floor (Follow signs)


  • Apr 19th 2010

    RON DOUGLAS wins SUNY-Wide Film Fest Doc Award

    unseen tears

    Congrats to MFA candidate Ron Douglas for winning the Documentary Award at the 2nd Annual SUNY-Wide Film Festival for his film Unseen Tears: The Native American Residential/Boarding School Experience in Western New York!

  • Apr 19th 2010

    FLUXXLAB: Final Food & Emerging Media Speaker Series


    Please join us for the final talk of the FEM Speaker Series!

    Tuesday, 20 April at 5:30 in 301 Crosby Hall (South Campus)

    Fluxxlab is a design firm founded by architects Jennifer Broutin and Carmen Trudell. Their work is focused on sustainable practice and innovative energy solutions that engage people through architecture. Both Jennifer and Carmen graduated from Columbia University’s Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program, where they began research and collaboration. Broutin teaches at New York City College of Technology. Trudell teaches at Columbia University and at New York City College of Technology.


    Hope to see you there.

  • Apr 19th 2010

    DMS graduates featured in BNFF

    Several Media Study graduates — including Elizabeth Nixon (BA ’09), Jason Aupperle (BA ’04), Dominick Saraceno (BA ,05), and Alex Teller, (BA ’07) — have films featured in this year’s Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival. For more info visit the

  • Apr 16th 2010

    "Officer Lenot In: Show Time" Written and Directed by Alex Teller (BA '07) and Alon Jex at Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

    Shot guerilla-style throughout all of New York City, Officer Lenot in: Showtime is a classic action/comedy cop movie with a film industry twist. Written and Directed by Alex Teller (BA ’07) and Alon Jex, Starring Alex Lazo de la Vega, Nick Magesis, Zach Augenfeld, Stephanie Pon, Josh Dodrill, Michael Cole & more! Check out for more info.

  • Apr 16th 2010

    "EMERGING LANGUAGE PRACTICES" Journal Launch Party April 20, 2010

    ELP poster

    Join us Tuesday, April 20th, from 6-8 in 232 CFA for a launch party for our new journal: Emerging Language Practices. We will have some refreshments, show some of the work that is included in the inaugural issue and have computers available for you to explore the contents of the issue.

    Click on the image above for details, including the names of those whose work is featured in the issue.

    More info here:

  • Apr 16th 2010

    "The Box of Sergius" Premiere April 27, 2010


    Premiere of award-winning independent filmmaker Joe Blodgett’s The Box of Sergius (edited by UB Media Study senior Jordan Raup)

    PLACE: UB Student Union Theater
    WHEN: April 27th (Tuesday)
    TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    – BRING anyone you want because this is a FREE EVENT!

    – Help SUPPORT a LOCAL Film Maker by watching his new Film!

    RSVP Here:

    PLOT SUMMARY: Kasimir Maya (Steve Fleck) is scouring the land in location of the Box of Sergius. With it he will become the god of this world and use it against all who oppose him. Edward Hyde (Branden Raczkowski) and Charlie Hyde (Matt Fleck) are joining forces to hide the Box and prevent Kasimir from unleashing his evil onto the world. Finch (Justin Tredo) and Vega (Eduardo Gonzalez) team up with Charlie and Edward in the battle for this world’s salvation.

    Matt Fleck (Charlie Hyde)
    Steve Fleck (Kasimir Maya)
    Branden Raczkowski (Edward Hyde)
    Jeff Pollock (Roskva)
    Justin Tredo (Finch)
    Paul Darling (Xavier Skirnir)
    Eduardo Gonzalez (Vega)

    Directed by Joe Blodgett
    Edited by Jordan Raup

    I hope to see you there!

  • Apr 15th 2010

    SOUNDZILLA: Class show April 25, 2010


    Date & Time: Sunday, April 25, 7 – 9:30PM
    Location: Soundlab, 110 Pearl St., Buffalo, New York 14202

    Students from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting a FREE exhibition of sound art at Soundlab.

    The exhibition, entitled SOUNDZILLA, is a collection of final projects by students in Intermediate Sound Art, an undergraduate-level course taught by Jessica Thompson in the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. This exhibition is supported by the Department of Media Study and Soundlab.

    Many of the projects are interactive. Gallery visitors will be invited to participate in the projects over the course of the evening.

    FEATURING WORK BY: Geoffrey Cook, Laura Diemer, Alec Erlebacher, Martin Freeman, Erica Grisanti, David Jamieson, Kirill Kolomyts, Ryan Mallette, Allen Mapenzauswa, Julia Norris, Michael Schmitz, Carl Smith, Will Stachnik, Alex Sunga, Jerry Theresanathan, EJ Vogel, Jesse Wekerle

    More info on their Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=111128785580706&ref=ts

    For more information, please contact:

    Erica Grisanti:

    Michael Schmitz:

    Jesse Wekerle:

  • Apr 15th 2010

    Test Screening of DAN MECCA's "A Poor Player" April 26, 2010

    a poor player

    Test Screening: A Poor Player
    written and directed by UB Media Study Undergrad Dan Mecca

    Date: Monday, April 26th
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Student Union Theater

    Dan says:

    “Hey guys,

    This is a feature film I’ve been working on for the least two semesters. That said, I’ve been writing some version of it for around three years, so I can’t wait for you critical peeps to give me your take.

    PLOT: Sean Flynn must come to terms with the last 4 years of college over one, long weekend. As he collides with past romances, present friendships and future prospects, the idea of everyone wanting to be the star of their own movie comes to the surface.

    What role are you playing today?

    – Alright, so it’s not NOT somewhat autobiographical, but it is most definitely fiction. This is a test screening of a rough cut and ALL of your (anonymous, don’t worry) reactions will be more than helpful in editing a final cut for film festival submission.

    Check out the event over on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=112477798777128&ref=ts

    Thanks a bunch.”

    So come out and give Dan your support and feedback!

  • Apr 15th 2010

    VIDEO VS FILM Class Show April 22, 2010

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    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Exhibition: 7 – 10:00PM
    Screening: 8 PM
    Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St, Buffalo, New York 14201

    Students in Basic Film (DMS 101) and Creative Video Workshop (DMS 217) from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting VIDEO VS FILM, a FREE exhibition and screening of film and video art Thursday, April 22nd @ Sugar City.

    The VIDEO VS FILM extravaganza will feature video installations and a screening comprised of individual and collaborative works by students. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Media Study, UB and Sugar City.


    FILM: Derek Caputi, Christine Cortes, Adam Danishefsky, Shiri Kester, Tal Kissos, Erica Ladd, Mike Martinez, Brittnay Maxon, Rodney Montgomery, Lisa Papke, Mollie Riester, Xavier Riley, Carl Ross, John Rusk, John Scherer, Jon Shapiro, Kirk Stevens, Lukas Weinstein

    VIDEO: Samuel Avery, Jillian Bliss, Colin Brennan, Tina Chang ,Kevin Gratien, Jayson Johnson, Nicholas Meyer, Matthew Minotti, Conor O’Donnell, Anthony Peacock, Clarence Seneca, Kyle Toth, Travis Tynan, Robert Van Valin, Jieying Yan

  • Apr 8th 2010

    Signal Scavengers (w/ live A/V performances by Voidologists + Lulldozer)

    signal scavengers

    Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    @ Squeaky Wheel
    712 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

    Featuring Media Study grad students Olivier Delrieu-Schulze and Scott Ries and BA ’07 Aimee Buyea!

    Join us for the opening reception (7:30pm) of SIGNAL SCAVENGERS, a video and sound-based installation environment created by ad-hoc media collective 404 error.

    404 error is a group of buffalo situated media makers, artists, and cultural producers:

    “The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server but either the server could not find what was requested, or it was configured not to fulfill the request and did not reveal the reason why. 404 errors should not be confused with “server not found” or similar errors, in which a connection to the destination server could not be made at all.”

    Starting at 8pm, you can catch two live audio-visual performances by The Voidologists and Lulldozer II during the opening reception.

    The Voidologists is the one-man band of Dave Pierro, improvisational harsh/minimalist noise artist, accompanied by abstract video projections by Stacey Pierro.

    Lulldozer II is an experimental 4-piece electro-acoustic improvisational sound band, consisting of members of 404 error: Olivier Dietrich, Kyle Butler, Scott Ries and Aimee Buyea.

    Installation will be on view until May 8th, 2010.

  • Apr 7th 2010

    LIZ CHOW screens her doc "Hula" April 9, 2010


    Hula: A Story of an Iraqi Woman
    screens on Friday, April 9 at 3:00
    at the Center for the Arts Room 112 (North Campus, UB).

    “Life in Iraq is danger… Life in US is difficult…”

    This is an documentary about an Iraqi woman, Hula.

    She was an architecture student in Iraq. Her art work is amazing. But because of the war, there is no construction at all.

    “Life in Iraq is not only danger…”

    Over 30 years in Iraq, the violence has never ended…

    “She spent her whole life in the war… I couldn’t imagine how bad it is.”

    MFA Media Study candidate Liz Chow spent more than a year documenting Hula’s life in the US and editing this film.

    Please come and join this event!

  • Apr 1st 2010

    TONY CONRAD performs live on WFMU


    On radio station WFMU April 1, 2010 (TODAY — this afternoon!) from 3-6PM on Strength Through Failure with Fabio: Tony Conrad and Throbbing Gristle/Thee Majesty/Psychic TV mastermind Genesis Breyer P-Orridge illuminate Studio B with a live violin collaboration! The duo performed first together last year at Issue Project Room at a show presented by filmmasker Marie Losier and the results were a now-sold-out LP on the Dais label. Tune in for sublime sounds and as usual with each of these artists in the past on the show, some lively conversation with Fabio!

  • Apr 1st 2010

    Screening of ERIK BULLOT’S "Glossolalie" April 7th


    Wednesday, April 7, 3:30pm
    The Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts

    Erik Bullot is a Visiting Scholar in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. He specializes in avant-garde cinema, experimental film, documentary film, and filmmaking. Tony Conrad, Professor of Media Study at the University at Buffalo, will provide the introduction for this screening of Glossolalie.

  • Mar 29th 2010

    Food & Emerging Media Speaker Series continues April 1st

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    The Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series is picking back up with a talk by Eyebeam Executive Director Amanda McDonald Crowley on THURSDAY, APRIL 1st at 7 pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The talk is free and open to the public – please help spread the word!!! Crowley’s talk is entitled:


    Amanda will speak about Eyebeam’s Food and Technology Research Group, an initiative for media artists, cooks, environmentalists and food activists to embrace technological innovation and environmental, sustainable and regenerative concerns consistent with green and open source ventures and sustainability.

    Hope to see you all there! See the full schedule here.

    Amanda McDonald Crowley is Executive Director at Eyebeam in New York. She is a cultural worker, curator and facilitator who specialises in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange. Amanda was executive producer for ISEA2004, the International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2004, held in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic sea. She was Associate Director, Adelaide Festival 2002 cont’d…

  • Mar 29th 2010

    RON DOUGLAS' "Unseen Tears" to Screen At Suny Wide Film Festival

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    MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary, Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York, has been selected to screen as part of the SUNY Wide Film Festival on Friday, April 16th. Everyone is welcome to come.  

    For a full schedule of the SUNY-Wide festival:

  • Mar 29th 2010


    FRAMPTONIA! – David Gatten on THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE from Ekrem Serdar on Vimeo.

    Remember FRAMPTONIA? Here is filmmaker David Gatten introducing his film series THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE, along with a post-screening Q and A! Introducing Gatten is fellow filmmaker Scott J. Puccio.

  • Mar 23rd 2010

    BLOOM & BEAM: YVONNE FULMORE's thesis showing April 9, 2010

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    A One-Day Master of Fine Arts Thesis Showing by Yvonne Fulmore
    “Bloom and Beam: An Educational, Animated, Interactive Narrative”

    Friday, April 9, 2010
    Sugar City Arts Collaborative
    19 Wadsworth Street || Buffalo, NY 14201
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Free Admission

    Using Media Arts to Add Simplicity and Fun to the College Application Process.

    Bloom and Beam is a media project that aspires to familiarize high school students with the college application calendar and alleviate some of the stress related to preparing a college application for the first time.

    Bloom and Beam will be shown to the public for one day, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at Sugar City Arts Collaborative. The showing will include an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. and light refreshments. All ages are welcome.

    Originally from Rockaway Beach, New York and with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts and Sciences from Wellesley College, media artist Yvonne Fulmore is currently a Master of Fine Arts student at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study. Her interest in crafting stories and creating art with educational content has led her to create Bloom and Beam, her first educational media project.

  • Mar 23rd 2010

    MARK SHEPARD on "Networked Publics: Place" panel 3/25/2010


    The Network Architecture Lab continues “Discussions on Networked Publics,” a series of panels examining how technology and social changes are transforming the public realm, held at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s [GSAPP’s] Studio-X Soho Facility, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York City.

    The second panel, on “place” will occur on March 25 at 6:30 pm.

    The panelists are:

    Amanda McDonald Crowley (Executive Director of Eyebeam Art + Technology Center)

    Douglas Gauthier (GSAPP faculty, architect and principal of Gauthier Associates)

    Christina Ray (artist, curator, co-founder of Conflux Festival)

    Mark Shepard (University at Buffalo faculty, architect, artist, curator)

    Kevin Slavin (game designer, co-founder Area/Code)

    Tim Ventimiglia (architect and museum designer, associate at Ralph Applebaum Associates)

    Kazys Varnelis, director of GSAPP’s Network Architecture Lab will moderate.

    “Discussions on Networked Publics” extends the analysis of contemporary culture in the book Networked Publics, published in 2008 by the MIT Press and edited by Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis. More on the book at Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

    The event will be broadcast live worldwide via at

    Viewers who can’t make it in person are encouraged to submit questions and comments live during the show to @Columbia_Netlab on Twitter.

    Video from the event will be archived on Vimeo and iTunes.

    more info….

  • Mar 22nd 2010

    RUST BELT REELS: A Night of Short Films by Women

    The UB Gender Institute is proud to present
    the 14th Annual International Women’s Film Festival


    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    7:00pm – 10:00pm
    The Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre: 639 Main St. Buffalo
    Students $5, General Public $9

    Buffalo, NY is indelibly marked by the booming birth and excruciatingly slow death of the manufacturing industry in the United States. Rust permeates our architecture, our politics and our economy, as well as our daily lives and the art that we create. This screening poses the broad question: Does this slow rusty death–this creaky slam of factory gates–engender a particular voice, sound, shape, color, environment, his/herstory, mood or texture?

    Please join us for the final week of this year’s International Women’s Film Festival. Rust Belt Reels is a sampling of work by current and former Buffalo filmmakers Lizzie Finnegan, Stephanie Gray, Ann Steuernagel, Julie Turner, Adrianna Hernandez-Stewart, Meg Knowles, Jody Lafonde and Jan Nagle.

    Rust Belt Reels will also feature a special tribute to experimental animator and filmmaker Helen Hill with a screening of her short film, Madame Winger Makes a Film.

    (Park in Washington Street lot behind the movie theater for $2 and bring parking stub to the Arcade ticket booth for $2 off your ticket purchase)

    The festival runs Feb. 11 though Mar. 25 (no show on Mar. 11) and screenings take place at 7pm each Thursday.

  • Mar 16th 2010

    SQUEAKY WHEEL Local Artist Access Residency 2010 Screening

    Featuring Media Study instructors and graduates!

    Squeaky Wheel Local Artist Access Residency 2010 Screening
    Friday, March 19, 2010, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    712 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

    Five Local Artist-in-Residence premiere new work made during their 6-month access residency:

    Al Larsen (MFA ’09) is completing an experimental narrative video that speculates on a generation of young people trying to survive on the fringes of the global economy.

    Stella Marrs is continuing her work in various media that embraces inherited cultural archetypes of girlhood and female identities while posting alternative narratives to the patriarchy.

    Illana Chlebowski is creating a short film based on the reinterpretation of an installation derived from truthful and interpreted histories.

    Sergio Uzurin (Media Study major BA ’08) is collaborating with Buffalo’s youth to install abandoned television sets in public spaces to relay messages about important issues in the community.

    Chris Svoboda is using interfaced sensors with software to allow viewers to control the time, personality and imagery displayed in an interactive portrait installation, on view in the upstairs installation gallery until April 3rd.

    Cost: $6 non-members / $4 members

  • Mar 16th 2010



    MFA Candidate Justin Chounard will be featured in Big Night this saturday. He says:

    amongst the other (visual, audible, gastronomic) events happening this night, i will be screening the sound of crickets and performing valen in the grove a film/projector/artist interaction.



    @ Western New York Book Arts Center

    Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
    Sponsored by: Just Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo State


    * Poetry! BILL BERKSON!
    * Video by Shasti O’Leary Soudant
    * Film by Justin Chouinard
    * Food! Geoffrey Gatza presents a feast

    LOCATION: Western New York Book Arts Center, 2nd Floor | 468 Washington St. @ Mohawk


  • Mar 16th 2010

    "BURIED LAND" directed by STEVEN EASTWOOD & GEOFFREY ALAN RHODES premieres @ Tribeca Int'l Film Festival

    buried land

    BURIED LAND (2010, 89min., feature narrative film, HD color), produced and directed by Alan Geoffrey Rhodes (MFA ’05) and former DMS faculty Steven Eastwood will premiere at the Tribeca International Film Festival in New York City on April 22, 2010. Crew members also include: Cinematographer Christopher Ernst (MFA ’08); Sound Recordist Vincenzo Mistretta (MFA ’06); and Associate Producer Dalibor Stare (BA ’08).


    Find out more on Facebook and at

    Part documentary, part drama, Buried Land tells the story of ordinary people attempting to realize a dream. Two actors cut a path through the real community and strange reality of Visoko, the small town at the heart of a remarkable claim: the discovery of ancient pyramids, not in Egypt, but central Bosnia…

    Emir is a Bosnian émigré, removed during the war and now struggling to rediscover his homeland. He has returned to assist an American director in the making of a film about Visoko’s… read more

  • Mar 16th 2010

    "Networkederive", a collaborative performance by JESSICA THOMPSON


    MFA candidate, Jessica Thompson, will be doing a performance called networkederive as part of the Media Architecture Colloquium this Wednesday @ 12:30 PM EST.

    Networked Derive is a collaborative performance that takes place simultaneously between two geographically-separate locations. Using mobile phones, twitter feeds and a simple mapping system, performers in both locations engage in a series of geographical occupations that coincide with the movements through the other city. read more….

  • Mar 15th 2010


    2-5pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    301 Crosby Hall, South Campus
    University at Buffalo

    This half-day event brings together artists, architects and researchers to examine the evolving overlaps, intersections, and exchanges between the fields of Architecture and Media Art in the 21st century. As media, communication and information systems become embedded in and distributed throughout the material fabric of our daily lives, new opportunities (and dilemmas) emerge for the design and construction of the built environment. At the same time, these pervasive transformations in how we access, consume and produce contemporary media and information challenge traditional models for how we conceive, perceive and interact within physical space. Bringing together faculty from the departments of Architecture and Media Study at the University at Buffalo with faculty from the Media Architecture program at the Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar, Germany, this international gathering aims to highlight emerging transdisciplinary practices that integrate architectonic and medial space in the creation and construction of these emerging hybrid environments.

    The program consists of a six presentations and pair of panel discussions accompanied by a live, networked event/performance involving students from both Buffalo and Weimar.

    Dean Brian Carter, College of Architecture and Planning and Senior Associate Dean Charles Stinger, College of Arts and Sciences

    “Micro Public Places”
    Marc Böhlen, Associate Professor, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

    “Current Projects in Interface Design”
    Jens Geelhaar, Professor, Faculty of Media, Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar

    “Cosmopolli / An Atmospheric Commons”
    Jordan Geiger, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo

    “The Blind Screen”
    Omar Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo

    “Wandering Line: performing sites through sound”
    Teri Rueb, Professor, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

    “MediaArchitecture at the Bauhaus”
    Sabine Zierold, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar

    Organized and moderated by:
    Mark Shepard, Assistant Professor, Departments of Architecture and Media Study, University at Buffalo

  • Mar 11th 2010


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    Time to Dance and 1 LUV
    Wednesday, March 17, 5:00PM to 6:30PM
    CFA 112 Screening Room
    Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

    Free admission, open to the public


    Time to Dance by Yuichiro Yamada shows the creative process of choreographer, Melanie Aceto, as she transforms her ideas into beautiful movement with her dancers in Zodiaque Dance Company, University at Buffalo. (Documentary, 2010, color, DV, 46mins)

    Featuring dancers: Anna Bush, Sarah Creagan, Ashley Currey, Amanda Glowacki, Carie Jurcak, Joanie Keppler, Meghan Kohler, Christie LaCongo, Colleen Walsh


    1 LUV by Yuichiro Yamada (Documentation, 2009, color, DV, 5mins)
    A documentation of a beautiful dance piece, 1 LUV, choreographed by Tom Ralabate and performed by Christopher Howard and Colleen Walsh of the Zodiaque Dance Company 2009.

    Time to Dance was commissioned by the Center for the Moving Image with funds provided by the Liberace Foundation and Robert and Carol Morris Fund for Artistic Expression and the Performing Arts, University at Buffalo.

  • Mar 8th 2010

    AL LARSEN @ Magma Fest 2010, Seattle, WA

    magma fest 2010

    DMS Instructor Al Larsen plies his media and music skills this month in Hollow Earth Radio’s Magma Fest 2010.

    From Hollow Earth Radio’s website:

    Hollow Earth Radio’s 3rd Annual Magma Festival will occur throughout the month of March in Seattle, WA. This year, we have crafted 10 amazing shows of live performances around town at all-ages venues including: The Vera Project, The Mine in Ballard, 20/20 Cycle, The Fremont Abbey Arts Center, The Henry Art Gallery, Healthy Times Fun Club, Shafer Baillie Mansion, The In, and Kenyon Hall in West Seattle. Find out more….

  • Mar 5th 2010

    STEFANI BARDIN featured in UB Reporter

    stefani ub report pic

    DMS instructor Stefani Bardin is featured in the UB Reporter discussing her food-related media projects and the Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series she curated this semester.

    “Food is the new black,” says adjunct media study instructor Stefani Bardin. And she should know. With national movements focusing on local food, slow food, organic food and non-genetically modified food under way, Bardin is attempting to further the public dialogue with food as the primary subject of her artwork and curriculum. [go to the full article…]

  • Mar 4th 2010


    ecological disaster tour

    Saturday, March 13, 2010
    10:00am – 7:00pm, Western New York

    Come with us for a trip digging up the buried secrets of Western New York’s heritage of environmental disaster and injustice. Starting with Love Canal, we’ll spend the day traveling around the region, visiting radioactive and toxic waste burial grounds, ecologically and socio-economically abusive industries, and other sites of devastation. We’ll be joined by eyewitnesses and activists, who will provide more information about both the tragic history and hopeful future of the region.

    This project is funded in part by a Sunday Soup grant from Sugar City!

    The itinerary is still in development — let me know if you guys have any ideas about where we should go, or have issues with the listed date and time. I will need to know about how many are interested so I can make transportation reservations!

    The tour will cost a suggested $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    Share with your friends:

  • Mar 2nd 2010


    Dorkbot Buffalo kicks off March at Sugar City this Thursday. Featuring presentations by Cayden Mak and Stephanie Rothenburg.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
    @ Sugar City
    19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY

    (Entrance at Side)

    Facebook Event here

    Presenter Bios:

    Cayden Mak is a cyborg, game designer, theorist, and reality hacker. He is pursuing his MFA in UB’s Department of Media Study. Previously, he earned a degree from the University of Michigan in philosophy, where he studied Wittgenstein, language-games, and speech acts. Beginning this spring, he is working on a pervasive game with the Intermedia Performance Studio for the Beyond/In Western New York Biennial, commissioned by the Burchfield Penney. He writes about philosophy, games, critical pedagogy, and cyborg post-feminism (amongst other things) at

    Stephanie Rothenberg’s interdisciplinary practice merges performance, installation and networked media to create provocative interactions that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires. Her recent work investigates new models of online labor and the virtualization of the global workplace. Stephanie has lectured and exhibited at venues and festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Banff New Media Institute, ISEA and LABoral. In 2009 she received a Creative Capital grant and has recently participated in artist residencies at Eyebeam and Harvestworks in NYC. She is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at University at Buffalo.

  • Feb 17th 2010

    Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series starts February 23, 2010


    Please join Stefani Bardin
    on Tuesday February 23rd at 6 pm
    in Room 232 in the Center for Fine Arts

    for the launch of the

    The first speaker will be David Szanto an adjunct professor of gastronomy and communications at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. With a master’s degree in Food Culture and Communications, he is currently a graduate student in design and interaction at Concordia University in Montréal. Below is a synopsis of his talk. Click here for a poster for the series (.pdf) (with some dates and times to be added).

    Towards Intelligent Gastronomy: Equilibrating Human Food Systems

    The current state of human food production and consumption is in social, environmental, economic, and cultural crisis. This condition calls for a new perspective on food-world variables and their interactions, as well as a means to remedy emerging issues. Starting with a modified interpretation of gastronomy that encompasses the entire food realm both as we perceive it and create it, let us consider a new food-systems concept: intelligent gastronomy. What can we learn from biological, economic, or computing systems that might bring control and remediation mechanisms into our food production and consumption chains? And how might borrowing from game theory contribute to collaborative, rather than competitive, food-system models?

  • Feb 15th 2010

    14th Annual International Women's Film Festival February 11 – March 25, 2010



    FEBRUARY 11 – MARCH 25, 2010

    Thursdays at 7 p.m., Market Arcade Film & Arts Center
    639 Main St., Buffalo, NY

    $9 general admission / $5 for students, seniors, and Hallwalls members
    (Your ticket purchase helps support women filmmakers, providing income through the rental costs we pay for their work. )

    Programmed by Media Study instructor, Ruth Goldman. This a rare chance to see many excellent films. For a full schedule visit

  • Feb 11th 2010

    RON DOUGLAS' "Unseen Tears" Screening Feb. 18th

    Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in WNY by Media Study MFA candidate Ron Douglas

    7:00-9:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18
    Bulger Communications, Building South
    Buffalo State College

    First 100 attendees will receive a complimentary DVD of the documentary.

    Information tables, 7-7:30 p.m.
    Light refreshments will be served.
    Followed by a panel comprised of former boarding school residents, children/grandchildren of survivors, social workers, K-12 school counselors, and producers/director of the documentary.

    Unseen Tears focuses on Western New York Native American communities that are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.

    This free event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Western Native American Consortium, Seneca Nation Tribal Council Office, Seneca Nation Health Department, Native American Student Organization and Student Social Work Organization (both funded by the USG mandatory student activity fee), Kappa Omega—Social Work Honor Society, and Native American Community Services.

    Unseen Tears is produced by Native American Community Services and Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources.

  • Feb 10th 2010

    ELLIOT CAPLAN'S film "15 Days of Dance" in New York City

    15 days


    a film by Elliot Caplan with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
    Choreography by Brian Reeder, Music by Aaron Copland, Performed by Leonard Bernstein

    A revolutionary project…” The New York Times

    Screening reminder: Upcoming screenings in New York City

    February 11, 2010 and March 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Admission Free
    Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

  • Feb 4th 2010

    DreaMinimalist & SLAP THE GONDOLA w/TONY CONRAD & filmmaker MARIE LOSIER in-person

    THU., FEB. 25TH @ 8:00 PM

    Marie Losier and Tony Conrad will present a special screening of DreaMinimalist (2008), which captures two years of Tony Conrad’s life playing with costumes, practicing his violin, cooking pickled films and his involvement with Flaming Creatures; and SLAP THE GONDOLA (2009), which captures a beautiful day transformed into a slimy Fish Fight on the great rusted Ferry of Brooklyn involving thirty of the filmmakers friends wildly dressed in handmade costumes dancing to the music of April March, starring two mermaids, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. What a treat!

  • Feb 1st 2010


    Thursday, February 4, 2010
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Sugar City
    19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY

    (Entrance at Side)

    Facebook Event:

    After a short hibernation, (OK, it’s still winter) Dorkbot Buffalo returns to Sugar City this Thursday. Featuring presentations from Jax Deluca and Dino Husejnovic.

    Presenter Bios:

    Jax Deluca is an artist who lives in Buffalo, NY. Her sonic artwork has been designed for gallery and public installation, video and film, performance and theater productions. She teaches workshops in experimental and strategic sound-making at Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources.

    Audio recording, sonic compositions, and live sound performance work contains use of vocal toning, electronic and handcrafted instruments, guitar, piano, and found objects ranging in the genres of classical, avant-garde, new folk, free improvisation, and immersive noise. Current projects include multi-dimensional sound paintings under the name of Communication Vault and live vocal and electronic sound processing with W ((aa)) ou w, a free improvisational group.

    Jax will be talking about studio practice and will be demonstrating some of her technical processes.

    Dino Husejnovic is an undergraduate Media Study student at the University at Buffalo. His interests include sound, video, interface design, social media, and user-generated content. Projects include interactive tilt-shift photography, soundscapes and collaborative location-aware sound mixing.

    Dino will be presenting an interactive, participatory performance.

    Next Dorkbot:
    Thursday, March 4
    Stephanie Rothenburg
    Cayden Mak
    Paul Vanouse

  • Jan 26th 2010

    ELLIOT CAPLAN'S "15 Days of Dance" @ the National Gallery of Art

    15 days

    15 Days of Dance: The Making of Ghost Light: Days 12 & 13
    January 31 at 4:30
    East Building Concourse, Auditorium
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    Elliot Caplan and American Ballet Theater dancers in person
    World premiere

    Days 12 & 13 from Elliot Caplan’s extraordinary 15 Days of Dance documentary is followed by a discussion with Caplan, dancers from American Ballet Theater, and dance critic Ann Murphy. Meticulously recording the process of creating a new ballet through the interactions of dancers and choreographer, the film becomes “an extended rumination on the making of art”—Ann Murphy.

    More info at Ann Murphy’s blog, “Writing Dance“.

    Additional screenings include Feb. 11 and March 8, Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center, New York.

  • Jan 21st 2010



    January 23 – February 14, 2010
    In the East Gallery and Project Space

    Opening Celebration:
    Friday, January 22, 2010 from 5:30-8:30pm

    Featuring, among others, work and performances by Media Study’s Tony Conrad and Elliot Caplan.

    This continuous 23-day performance of sound, music, film and lectures composed and performed by those who studied with, were influenced by or knew the composer during his 30+ visits to Buffalo from 1966-1991. The ongoing art happening with its choreographed interplay of live and taped performances transforms the cavernous East Gallery.

    Download the 23-day performance schedule

    with works by: John Cage, Michael Basinski, John Bacon, Brian Milbrand, Andrew Deutsch, Kyle Price, J.T. Rinker, Tom Kostusiak, Jeff Proctor, John Toth, Bill Sack, David Lampe, Peter Ramos, Michael Colquhoun, Elliot Caplan, David Felder, Bohuslav Martinu, Jacob Druckman, Eric Satie, and Ron Ehmke.

    with performances by: A Musical Feast, Bugallo/Williams Duo, Bufffluxus, Buffalo State College Percussion Ensemble, Michael Basinski, John Bacon, Brian Milbrand, Andrew Deutsch, Kyle Price, J.T. Rinker,Tom Kostusiak, David Lampe, Ed Cardoni, Tony Conrad, Peter Ramos, Brad Fuster, Don Metz, Bill Sack, Ron Ehmke, Jeff Proctor, Michael Miskuly, Diane Williams, Jan Williams, Pam Swarts, Alan Kryszak, Michael Colquhoun, Daniel Darnley, Peter Evans, Jacob Frasier, Xiaohang Li, Mathew Tate,Cris Fritton, Jeannie Hoag, Mike Mahoney, Holly Meldard, and Steve Zultanski.

  • Jan 14th 2010


    all fall down still

    January 29th, 2010
    7 o’clock
    Rustbelt Books (202 Allen Street)

    Join us for an evening of back to back Canadian delights!

    We will be welcoming Prof. Michael Zryd and filmmaker Phillip Hoffman for a cinematic extravaganza at Buffalo’s love-home Rustbelt Books. Prof. Zryd has curated a special program just for Rustbelt’s cozy little space, and Phillip Hoffman will be showing his latest work, All Fall Down. This will be two screenings in one evening, and Prof. Zryd will be leading a discussion with Hoffman after the films. The line-up for the evening is as follows:

    Primiti Too Taa by Ed Akerman and Colin Morton

    Rat Life and Diet in North America by Joyce Wieland

    Maltese Cross Movement by Keewatin Dewdney

    So Is This by Michael Snow

    All Fall Down by Phillip Hoffman

    and more to be announced!


    A filmmaker of memory and association, Professor Hoffman creates “personal” yet highly universal works which weave and question fact and fiction in an experimental “diarist” cinema. A filmmaker with an extensive list of productions, his short films have won many awards, including three in 2002, A Golden Gate Award, New Visions, from the San Francisco International Film Festival, as well as the Gus Van Sant Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, both for What these ashes wanted (2001). Professor Hoffman has given seminars and production workshops continuously and presented screenings of his films on five continents, including retrospectives at international festivals in India, Holland and Australia, at Cinematheque Canada in Ottawa, and at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In 2001, Hoffman’s films were featured at the Images Festival for Independent Film and Video in Toronto, where a new book about his films was launched: Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman contains over 25 essays/writings by academics and artists. See for more!

    Professor Zryd is an Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies. He researches experimental and documentary film and other forms of alternative media in North America. His major research projects include a conceptual reconstruction of Hollis Frampton’s never-completed Magellan project (1972-1980); an institutional study of the relationship between experimental film and the academy in Canada and the United States (1960s-present); and a critical examination of irony in documentary and experimental film He has curated or co-curated Hollis Frampton Magellan retrospectives in Toronto, New York, Karlsruhe, and London. He was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Images Festival in 2004-05, and President of the Film Studies Association of Canada in 2005-06. He is currently Archivist of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SMCS) and a member of the SCMS Board of Directors. He is the current co-chair of the Experimental Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group of SCMS and was co-founder of the Toronto Film Seminar. Zryd teaches courses on experimental film and media, documentary film, American cinema, film analysis and history, methodology, and film theory and aesthetics. He has previously taught at the University of Western Ontario, and as a visiting instructor at Oberlin College, Bard College, SUNY Binghamton, CUNY Brooklyn College, New York University, and the University of Toronto.

    Canadian Curiosities is being sponsored by the Canadian-American Studies Committee Programming Grant and the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo.

    Any inquiries can be sent to Ekrem Serdar at gmail dot com.

  • Jan 5th 2010

    MARC BÖHLEN’S January 2010 Presentations

    Experiments in Embodied Collective Intelligence
    Shanghai AI Lecture Series
    Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

    Micro Public Places
    eksperimen menuju arsitektur yang memitrakan
    Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta

    Communication and New Media National
    University of Singapore

    SHOWS (Opens January 8th)
    Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA, USA

  • Dec 17th 2009


    You may have missed…

    Friday, December 11, 8pm
    Latvian House, 491 College St.
    Toronto, CA
    (More info at

    … but check back for details about Tony’s upcoming screening at Squeaky Wheel early next year (scheduled for Thu, Feb. 25th 8:00pm)….

  • Dec 10th 2009

    Media Study Undergraduate Student Show + Graduate Student Show

    The Media Study Graduate Student Club will be hosting an Undergraduate Student Show followed by a Graduate Show in the Open Graduate Studio.

    Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Location: 278 Center for the Arts + Open Graduate Studio (286), UB North Campus

    Bring your work to the show!!! As the order will be determined by chance (names out of a hat).

  • Dec 7th 2009

    DIGITAL ARTS & CULTURE 2009: Marc Böhlen, Mark Shepard & Brian Clark present


    Starts: Saturday, Dec 12 2009 (evening)
    Ends: Tuesday, Dec 15 2009

    Media Study faculty Marc Böhlen and Mark Shepard and MFA Candidate Brian Clark will present their research at the Digital Arts and Culture 2009 conference at the University of California Irvine Dec. 12-15, 2009.

    The DAC ’09 is the 8th in an international series of conferences begun in 1998. DAC is recognized as an interdisciplinary event of high intellectual caliber.

    This iteration of DAC will dwell on the specificities of embodiment and cultural, social and physical location with respect to digital technologies and networked communications.

    DAC09 is structured around themes, each theme being composed of panels. DAC09 will be held in the Arts Plaza of the University of California Irvine.
    Simon Penny is director of DAC09.

  • Dec 4th 2009

    Francesco Gagliardi: Six Reconstructions

    Saturday, December 5, 2009
    8:00pm – 10:00pm
    @ Sea and Space Explorations – Los Angeles, CA

    new performance(s) by Francesco Gagliardi

    this event is part of the series Instruments of Risk, curated by Asher Hartman and Carol McDowell

  • Dec 2nd 2009

    "marketplace": an installation by Stefani Bardin & Nina Leo

    CEPA Gallery presents:

    Nina Leo & Stefani Bardin

    @ CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203
    Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6-8 pm.
    Free and open to the public.

    market arcade

    The Market Arcade building was once part of ‘the belly of buffalo’, connecting the stretch of Main Street with the flourishing public market that formerly existed at Washington and Chippewa streets. As a means for reconsidering the role of community interactions in contemporary culture this installation transplants sensorial triggers (recorded audio and manufactured scents) from the still vibrant Jean-Talon Market in Montreal into the Arcade.

    marketplace is an investigation into the erosion of every day community interactions within capitalist societies. Where city centers were once brimming with the sights, sounds and smells of people gathering sustenance, engaging in social interactions and exploring each other’s cultures, they are now, in many cities, silent and abandoned remains of failed capitalist endeavors. The fall of community-based markets in lieu of decentralized urban sprawl and technology-based consumerism has, in effect, replaced the phenomenological world of the spice route with the one-dimensional world of the cyber route.

    marketplace will run on the following schedule:

    Friday, 12/4 6-8 pm
    Saturday, 12/5 12-2 pm
    Friday, 12/11 6-8 pm
    Saturday, 12/12 12-2 pm
    Friday, 12/18 6-8 pm
    Saturday, 12/19 12-2 pm

    scent dispenser

    Nina Leo is in installation artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, sound and scent. Her work explores the manufacture of isolation and the redesign of intimacy in contemporary environments, looking specifically at how estrangement from direct multi-sensorial engagement might redefine our experience, influence our sense of self and shape our sociopolitical perceptions. She holds an Honors B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario and is currently completing her MFA at the University at Buffalo. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public institutions in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. She is represented in Toronto by The Red Head Gallery.

    Stefani Bardin is a media maker whose work situates itself at the intersections of food, technology and science. By examining industrial food production and using such tools as artificial food smells and gastroenterology technology she examines how our food systems have been altered through the modern influences of technology and corporate culture. She has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including the University of Technology Sydney, UCLA Hammar Museum, The Slade School of Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and Alfred University. She currently teaches in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo.

  • Nov 25th 2009

    UPDATE! – LALYA GAYE Lecture + Mobile Phone workshop

    Lalya Gaye’s LECTURE has been moved to Friday, 11:30am in CFA 232.

    The mobile phone workshop will run as scheduled TODAY (Thursday) at 7:00pm in CFA 246.

    Both events will take place in the Center for the Arts, North Campus, UB

    Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Lecture, 11:30am – CFA Room 232:
    Lalya Gaye discusses her work which “explores potentials of ubiquitous computing for everyday life aesthetic activities, and focuses in particular on locative media and mobile music technology”.

    Workshop – 7:00pm – CFA Room 246:
    ***Limited Space — Please RSVP to Erik Conrad at if you are interested in attending***
    This hands-on workshop will demonstrate the creation of media for mobile phones.

    FRIDAY, December 4, 2009
    Lecture, 11:30am – CFA Room 232:
    Lalya Gaye discusses her work which “explores potentials of ubiquitous computing for everyday life aesthetic activities, and focuses in particular on locative media and mobile music technology”.

    Lalya Gaye is an HCI/interaction designer, researcher and teacher, trained in engineering, who works in multidisciplinary projects at the convergence of art, technology and design.

    In her research, she is interested in the relation between people and new technologies, in the context of contemporary culture and society: how to design new technologies that can challenge and inspire people creatively, and what aesthetic activities people come up with when having access to them. This covers a broad range of interests, from mobility and urban space, to aesthetic computer-mediated interactions such as electronic music making or digital photography, to physical interfaces and the integration of technology into everyday environments, artefacts and behaviours, i.e. ubiquitous computing. Her research explores in particular the potentials of mobile and ubiquitous computing for everyday life aesthetic practices and creative behaviours, and builds on mobile music, locative media and physical computing projects. She approaches her
    research question with a combination of user-centred, body-centric and culturally grounded interaction design, of physical prototyping and of user studies in context.

    For more information about Lalya Gaye’s work, please see:

  • Nov 25th 2009


    Read about in today’s cover story in Artvoice!


    Featuring work by current and former Media Study grads Ron Douglas, Loren Sonnenberg, & Diedie Weng
    When: Sunday, December 6th, 3 pm
    Where: Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 639 Main Street
    Suggested Donation: $5

    On Sunday, December 6th at 3pm, Squeaky Wheel invites the public to the Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier premiere screening of newly produced films, to be held at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center (639 Main St). Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier, now in its third year, is Squeaky Wheel’s production program that matches documentary filmmakers with grass roots initiatives and groups to collaboratively create documentary films about important (and often overlooked) issues specific to this region. This innovative collaboration results in a documentary film that the organizations can use to promote social awareness about their cause for years to come.

    The participating groups are Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Coalition for Economic Justice, Native American Community Services, and Read To Succeed. Participating filmmakers are Diedie Weng, Christine Zinni, Ron Douglas, and Loren Sonnenberg. This premiere screening is a great way to meet with these local organizations and filmmakers and learn how to get involved in your own community! Channels – Stores from the Niagara Frontier is supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.


    Building on the Past for Our Future by Diedie Weng aims to promote a conversation about low-income communities’ efforts and struggles in revitalizing neglected historical Buffalo neighborhoods by valuing the people and the place as assets.

    Dawn ’til Dusk: Buffalo Workers and the Fight for Jobs With Justice by Christine Zinni focuses on 4 workers whose income from full time employment is well below the federal poverty level, showing how people are fighting back to bring about change.

    Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York by Ron Douglas focuses on Western New York Native American communities who are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of inter-generational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.

    The Ecology of Reading by Loren Sonnenberg shows the innovative and holistic approach the Read To Succeed coalition and other organizations in Buffalo bring to the field of literacy education.

    Please contact Dorothea Braemer for further information and hi-resolution images.

  • Nov 16th 2009

    Digital Media Poetics presents JONATHAN MINTON

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Nov 16th 2009

    FREEQUENCIES: Intermediate Sound Art exhibition @ Soundlab

    Sunday, November 22, 7 – 9:30PM
    Soundlab, 110 Pearl St., Buffalo, New York 14202

    Students from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting an exhibition of sound art at Soundlab.

    The exhibition, entitled Freequencies, is a collection of final projects by students in Intermediate Sound Art, an undergraduate-level course taught by Jessica Thompson in the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. This exhibition is supported by the Department of Media Study and Soundlab.

    Many of the projects are interactive, and gallery visitors will be invited to participate in the projects over the course of the evening.

    Featuring work by:

    Chris Anderson
    Jake Barber
    John Blume
    Colin Brennan
    Justin Brylinski
    Christine Cortes
    Nathan Cramer
    Kevin Diehl
    Joseph Hewitt
    Dino Huseinovic
    Nicholas Kryder
    Steve Lopian
    Matthew Lorentz
    Anthony Martini
    Benjamin Paine
    Bobby Tan
    Sam Turner
    Sam Wanamaker
    Paul Weingart

  • Nov 16th 2009

    Media Study presents Berlin artists MATHIAS JUD and CHRISTOPH WACHTER


    Wachter / Jud (Honorary Mention ARS 2006, Honorary Mention Transmediale 2008, Winner Cynetart 2008) are in Buffalo as part of their first US tour this week. Wachter / Jud’s work visualizes forces we are subject to, but have no control over. They are the creators of Zone*Interdite, a community project that maps restricted military areas around the globe and unveiled secret prisons such as the children’s prison in Guantanamo or Bagram, Afghanistan as well as Picidae, a message passing system that converts texts into images and makes them illegible to common forms of filtering and censorship. Wachter / Jud will present their work at UB’s Department of Media Study and Sugar City on Tuesday November 17 (3pm and 9pm).

    Presentation: Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo,
    Center for the Arts 232, Tuesday, November 17, 3pm

    Discussions: Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo, Tuesday, November 17, 9pm

    Both events are open to all. Limited seating available. Please arrive early.

  • Nov 16th 2009

    PLACES: MFA candidate Mili Pradhan's thesis show @ Squeaky Wheel

    Squeaky Wheel’s inaugural Here & Now Regional Artist Showcase features MFA candidate Mili Pradhan’s thesis show PLACES.

    Saturday, Nov. 21st, 2009
    7:00pm – 10:00pm: Installation Opening and Artist Reception
    8pm Video Screening
    @ Squeaky Wheel – 712 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202
    Cost: Free!

    On Saturday, November 21st, 2009, Squeaky Wheel presents the first edition of a new ongoing artist showcase geared towards featuring the work of the many emerging and innovative media and installation artists in the Western New York region. Squeaky Wheel’s Here & Now Regional Artist Showcase will start the series off by showing PLACES, a new media installation (in the upstairs gallery) and a screening of video work (8pm) by local Buffalo artist Mili Pradhan.

    PLACES is an interactive installation that brings viewers to the intimate space of the everyday through repetitive cycles of domestic activities. These activities, contingent on the images, evoke duration as a mode of both movement and absorption.

    Originally from Nepal, Mili Pradhan is a video and photography artist currently living and teaching in Buffalo, NY. She is a recipient of the UB Gender Institute Creative Arts Award (2008), and the New York State of
    Council on Arts Video Regrant (2007) for production of video works that have been screened at numerous symposiums and exhibit venues including the Western New York Media Art Exhibition, and Out of the Cube Symposium. She is currently a graduate student at The University of Buffalo, Department of Media Study.

    Squeaky Wheel’s Here &; Now Regional Artist Showcase is currently accepting submissions from emerging and established media artists that reside in Western New York. All genres, styles, and length are welcome! Installation artists and performers are also encouraged to apply. Please include a brief description of the work, short bio, screening history (if appropriate), and a DVD (or mini-DV) of your work. All entries will
    become part of our Media Library. Deadline is ongoing. Submit works to: Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St., Bflo, NY 14202 (ATTN: Here & Now)

    For Hi-Res Images, Please contact Jax Deluca at Squeaky Wheel – // 884-7172.

  • Nov 12th 2009

    Andrew Deselm returns for Psycho lecture

    Fixing Hitchcock

    Andrew Deselm, MAH 2008, will be giving his lecture “Fixing Hitchcock” as part of Stefani Bardin’s Alfred Hitchcock class this coming Wednesday, November 18th at 5PM. We will be screening Gus Van Sant’s 1998 remake of Hitchcock’s Psycho and having a discussion surrounding the stylistic approaches of each director and how remakes of Hitchcock help to illuminate his directorial style. This event is open to everyone and will take place in CFA 112.

    Mr. Deselm is currently an adjunct professor at Indiana University-South Bend in the English department. He has given lectures on Psycho at Notre Dame and Indiana Tech.

  • Nov 10th 2009

    dorkbot BUFFALO

    dorkbot BUFFALO
    Thursday, November 12, 2009
    7:30pm – 9:30pm

    Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY

    This week’s Dorkbot will feature the following presentations:

    Stefani Bardin – “The Pharmacology of Taste”
    Evelyn Killaby – “Theremin as Computer Input Device”

    Stefani Bardin is a media maker interested in the intersections of food, technology and science. By examining industrial food production and using such tools as artificial smells (that “flavor” our food supply) and gastroenterology technology Stefani looks at food as both a mediating agent and phenomenological reference point within our society and how its role has changed through the modern influences of technology and corporate culture.

    Evelyn Killaby has recently graduated from the Computer Science department at the University at Buffalo and currently works as a web-based software engineer for Synacor, Inc. in downtown Buffalo. Among the many ideas floating around in her brain is the notion of building theremin-based computer input devices that branch into the realm of wearable computing and theremin-based desktop input devices that can be used for manipulating multidimensional data. In this presentation, Eve will demonstrate a proof-of-concept to show how input data is gathered through user interaction with a theremin and will briefly explain the physical phenomenon that makes this type of user interaction possible. Following this, she will present concept sketches pertaining to how we might re-envision the theremin as an advanced input device, leveraging its smart, cheap, and low-tech nature. This presentation will begin a series of critical appreciations of theremin-based innovations.

  • Nov 8th 2009

    FRAUKE BEHRENDT: "Spaces Rubbing Together: De Certeau on a GPS Sound Walk"

    The University at Buffalo, Department of Media Study is pleased to sponsor:


    Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Room: CFA 232 (North Campus)
    Title: Spaces Rubbing Together: De Certeau on a GPS Sound Walk

    Talk will begin at 3:00 p.m. with questions and conversation until 5:00 p.m.
    (inquiries: or

    Frauke’s blog:
    Frauke’s CV

    Frauke Behrendt is a researcher, historian and critical theorist interested in the role of sound in the areas of interactive art, locative media and mobile technology. She studies the increasing number of artists experimenting with mobile phones as means of audience participation in their sound/music-focused projects. Frauke is actively involved with the rapidly growing field of mobile music and is on the steering committee of the International Workshop of Mobile Music Technology. Currently she is completing her PhD at the Department of Media and Film Studies at the University of Sussex, England. Frauke has presented her research at various international conferences and published her research both in English and German. Recently she presented a paper on “Sound Art on the Move” at the SoundAsArt Conference in Aberdeen and published the conference paper “Mobile Music Technology: Report on Emerging Community”, presented at the 2006 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-06) at the IRCAM Center in Paris. Her Master’s thesis was awarded a research prize on Digital Media and published as “Handymusik. Klangkunst und ‘mobile devices’ ” in Germany in 2004.

    Frauke works on several commercial and governmental advisory committees to help steer progress in mobile and locative media. She has been appointed as Management Committee Member for Germany and is Chair of the Working Group “Interactive Art and Music”. Her work in Sonic Interaction Design is funded by COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research). Frauke is also a Member of the Centre for Material Digital Culture at Sussex, which aims to re-connect media studies with forms of thinking that have traditionally been marginal to the discipline, but which have been more centrally concerned with thinking through early techno-culture: in particular medium theory, cultural geography, and science and technology studies (STS). Frauke is also a Member of the Steering Committee of the International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology.

  • Nov 5th 2009

    Transgender Day of Remembrance Call for Work

    Friday, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an international day to memorialize and reflect on the human loss that results from anti-trans hate and fear of people who do not conform rigidly to the binary gender system. Cayden Mak is curating an event at the Department of Media Study’s Open Graduate Studio (CFA 286) to create space and time for observance and activism. The event will take place on that Friday from 1 until 4 pm.

    Creative and/or critical works regarding the issue of oppression and silencing due to gender identity and expression will be considered for the show. There will be space for installation work as well as time for screening, performance or reading. The event will culminate in a social justice workshop.

    Please submit work/proposals and direct questions to Cayden Mak ( by Friday, November 12.

  • Nov 5th 2009

    2 Events with Chris Carlsson

    Friday Nov. 6th 1:00 pm
    Center for the Arts 112 (University at Buffalo, North Campus)

    Internationally-recognized author and activist Chris Carlsson lectures on Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today!

    Sponsored by Graduate Group in Cultural Studies, Humanities Institute and Media Study GSA.

    Seeds of the New Commons: Building the Future in the Present
    Chris Carlsson in conversation with Justin Booth and Kirk Laubenstein
    November, 6th 7:00 pm
    Sugar City (19 Wadsworth – near Elmwwod and Allen)

    Join Chris Carlsson (San Francisco-based activist, author and historian), Justin Booth (Green Options Buffalo, Buffalo Blue Bicycle) and Kirk Laubenstein (Grassroots Gardens) for a discussion on how the future is being built today, in Buffalo and beyond.

    Chris Carlsson is the executive director of the multimedia history project
    Shaping San Francisco, and has edited four collections of political and historical essays. He helped launch the monthly bike-ins known as Critical Mass, and was the longtime editor of Processed World magazine.

    In his current book Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today, San Francisco-based activist and historian Chris Carlsson profiles practices that embody a deep challenge to the basic underpinnings of modern life, as a new ecologically driven politics emerges from below, reshaping our assumptions about science, technology, and human potential.

    Justin Booth is the director and founder of Green Options Buffalo which has launched programs including Recycle-A-Bicycle, Blue Bicycle and the Commercial District Bicycle Parking Program. His focus has been on developing interventions focused upon enhancing quality of life through healthier built and natural environments.

    Kirk Laubenstein is president of Grassroots Gardens, a community gardening program working with public and private sectors to revitalize neighborhoods and build quality of life through the reuse and beautification of vacant land.

    This event is free and open to all ages.

  • Nov 4th 2009

    Digital Media Poetics presents A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Oct 26th 2009

    DMS Conference Fundraiser – Night of the Living Dead

    night of the livind dead

    The DMS Grad Conference Committee will be presenting a screening of the zombie classic Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968) with LIVE comedians doing commentary. This MST3K inspired event will be held at Squeaky Wheel this Wednesday, October 28th. Doors are at 8PM and admission is a $5 donation. All proceeds go to the DMS “Building Better Worlds” grad conference fund. For more information on the event please visit our facebook event page.

  • Oct 20th 2009

    Chris Carlsson


    Chris Carlsson
    Friday November 6th,2009, 1:00-3:00
    Center for the Arts Room 112, UB North Campus

    In his latest book, Nowtopia (AK Press), Carlsson posits “a new politics of work,” examining non-commercial innovation across many spheres and linking together the work of a variety of activists, artists and hobbyists. In Nowtopia, Carlsson profiles the work of open source computer programmers, community gardeners, bio-diesel tinkerers, and contextualizes their activities politically.

    Carlsson is a founder of the Critical Mass bike rides, co-founder of the San Francisco alternative arts space CounterPULSE, and a former editor of the magazine Processed World.

    Carlsson’s is sponsored by the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies, Humanities Institute, and Media Study GSA. This talk is a prelude to the interdisciplinary “Building Better Worlds” conference being organized for Spring.

    If you have questions, or need more information please write:

    Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today!

    Interview with Chris Carlsson on Youtube

  • Oct 19th 2009

    Elliot Caplan premieres "15 Days of Dance: the Making of 'Ghost Light'"

    15 days still

    Elliot Caplan, DMS professor and artistic director of the Center for the Moving Image premieres his latest work, 15 Days of Dance: the Making of Ghost Light October 15, 2009 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

    Read more here.

  • Oct 16th 2009

    "We Need Food Not Bombs" on FSTV

    MFA Candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary We Need Food Not Bombs (SUBHUMANS IN THE SOUNDTRACK!!) is scheduled to run on Free Speech TV

    food not bombs

    October 30th:
    11:30 AM

    October 31st:
    4:30 AM
    7:30 AM
    5:30 PM

    The cost of Iraq and Afghanistan laid out end-to-end in $100 bills…

    …would extend 846,157.6 miles – or just short of 34 times around the Earth’s circumference. (Stat from: The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation)

    Man I just need a few of those bills…. Help me out man….I’ll make art not bombs….


  • Oct 15th 2009

    Digital Media Poetics presents Sandy Baldwin

    baldwin at epoetry

    Monday, October 19, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Oct 14th 2009

    John Fink's Mary May's Suicide Letter to screen @ Big Apple Film Festival

    First year MFA candidate John J. Fink’s short narrative film Mary May’s Suicide Letter has been selected to screen opening night at this year’s Big Apple Film Festival. The film tells the story of Mary, a women haunted by a personal tragedy that tears her marrage to a successful banker apart.

    May May's Suicide Letter poster

    The film will screen on Tuesday November 3, 2009 at 6:30PM at Tribeca Cinemas – Theater #2, and will play before the opening night feature Against The Current staring Joseph Fiennes, Mary Tyler Moore and Michelle Trachtenberg. Tickets for the program are $20.00 and can be purchased in advance at

  • Oct 8th 2009

    &NOW: Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts


    The 4th Biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts will be held in Buffalo, NY from October 14-17, 2009.

    The &Now Festival explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.

    featuring Media Study students Anna Scime (poetics of moving images) and Adam Liszkiewicz (poetics of video games) and Media Study faculty Josephine Anstey (virtual reality and stream of consciousness), and Loss Pequeño Glazier (language arts practice).

    “Poetics Across Media” proposes to examine innovative incursions of the poetic into and across media. Through analyses of digital/poetry, film, video games, and virtual reality, this panel hopes to expand and better delineate the potentials of contemporary literature.

    Moderator/co-moderator: Loss Pequeño Glazier/Adam Liszkiewicz.

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009,
    8:00-8:50 pm, Hallwalls Cinema (340 Delaware Ave, Buffalo).

  • Oct 5th 2009

    Dorkbot Buffalo Returns!

    People doing strange things with electricity

    Dorkbot Buffalo presents:
    Erik Conrad
    Luke Noonan
    Scott Ries

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    7:30pm – 9:30pm @ Sugar City
    19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo, NY

    RSVP on Facebook

    Join the Group

  • Oct 5th 2009

    Digital Media Poetics presents Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries

    As part of the Digital Media Poetics Events Series

    heavy industries pic

    Monday, October 5 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 19, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Oct 3rd 2009

    John Luchetti and Laura Felschow to present @ Mid Atlantic & North East PCA/ACA conferences

    MAH candidate John Luchetti and Laura Felschow (MAH ’08) will be presenting essays in the coming months at both the Mid Atlantic & North East PCA/ACA regional conferences.

    At the NEPCA conference being held on October 23rd in Queens, NY, Luchetti will be presenting an essay on the Academy Award bias toward female directors as part of the panel on Film Writers and Directors. Felschow, in turn, will deliver her essay on performative identity in The Crying Game during the panel on Sexual Identity in Film & Lit. Additionally, on Nov 6. at the MAPACA conference in Boston, MA, Felschow will participate in a panel on TV with an essay on the relationship between fandom and the CW television show Supernatural and Luchetti will present his essay “It’s All Takin’ and No Givin’: 9 to 5 as Realized Gender Dystopia” as part of the Social Activism & Film panel.

    Here’s the
    NEPCA schedule
    and the
    MAPACA schedule

  • Oct 2nd 2009

    Masha Sha featured in 2 Exhibitions

    masha sha still

    MFA candidate Masha Sha’s work is featured in 2 ongoing exhibitions:

  • As part of Ultra-New Materiality at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art
  • and

  • as part of Pro Arte’s Annual Festival of Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum in St. Petersburg (with VS’ ’09 MFA Tatyana Korolyova)
  • Oct 1st 2009

    Films by Ekrem Serdar @ Just Buffalo/WYBAC's "Big Night"


    Sponsored by: Just Buffalo, Talking Leaves Books, Western New York Book Arts Collaborative
    Saturday, October 24, 2009 @ 8:00 PM

    Venue Information:
    Just Buffalo @ WNYBAC
    Western New York Book Arts Center
    2nd Floor | 468 Washington St. @ Mohawk
    Buffalo, NY
    Phone: 716.832.5400 | Email:

    * Eileen will read from her new book, The Importance Of Being Iceland
    * The Buffalo Poet’s Theater will present excerpts from Myles libretto “Hell”
    * Chef Geoffrey Gatza will present his culinary creations
    * Ekrem Serdar will screen his short films

  • Oct 1st 2009

    "We Need Food not Bombs" screening at the World on Your Plate Conference

    MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ doc We Need Food not Bombs will be screening at the World on Your Plate Conference, Oct 10th at 2:45pm at Daemen College.

    6th Annual World On Your Plate
    Food and Sustainable Living Conference

    October 9 – 10
    Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY

    Featuring keynote speakers:

    * Howard Lyman, the “mad” vegan cowboy
    * Dr. Margaret Mitchell, Healthy Transitions
    * Diane Picard, Massachusetts Avenue Project

    Choose 3 sessions from more than 20 workshops that focus on current food issues and sustainable living

    * Free vegan reception at Friday night film screening and discussion
    * Free organic lunch Saturday
    * Local vendor samples and information tables
    * Free parking at Daemen College

    To register and for schedule of events visit

  • Sep 28th 2009

    Al Larsen @ the Popular & American Culture Associations in the South Conference

    Al Larsen will present a paper, The Graphic Symbol in Hardcore Punk:
    Participation, Collectivity and Viral Transmission
    at the annual conference of the Popular and American Culture Associations in the South, held in Wilmington, NC, October 1-3, 2009.

  • Sep 23rd 2009

    Digital Media Poetics presents Patricia Tomaszek

    As part of the Digital Media Poetics Events Series

    Wednesday, September 23 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 5 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 19, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Sep 22nd 2009

    2 Films By Yuichiro Yamada at Hallwalls

    Screening is open to the public and free!

    Here’s a trailer:

    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7 PM

    What: Two short documentaries(Just Browsingand Irreplaceable) about local independent stores in Buffalo. Just Browsing is about the local independent bookselling community in Buffalo featured Talking Leaves Books. Irreplaceable documents the closing of the local music store, New World Record in 2008.

    Where: Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

  • Sep 21st 2009

    Digital Media Poetics Events Fall 2009

    Fall 2009, Department of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo

    Monday, September 21 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Wednesday, September 23 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 5 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 19, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Sep 9th 2009

    Loss Pequeño Glazier Reading/Performance

    colloquium image

    September 11, 7: 30 pm
    Poetry Collection (4th floor, Capen Library)

    In the fall 2009, University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the European journal _Formules_, is sponsoring on the UB campus a bi-lingual international Colloquium entitled Urbanités Littéraires / Cityscapes – Literary Escapes. The goal of the conference is to study the relationship between writing and the urban environment, and specify interactive engagements between literature, architecture, and urbanism.

    Friday, September 11, 7:30 pm Key Speaker, Loss Pequeño Glazier

    Introduction: Justin Read — University at Buffalo
    Loss Pequeño Glazier — University at Buffalo


    “Guaniquiqui” is an exploration of the play of languages, whether Cuban and African languages, Cuban and colonial Spanish, or Cuban and English. It explores the cultural landscape through a quiet insistence on detail, the play of colors and light, simple observations, cultural intuition, economic realities, and the crumbling architecture of old Havana. How does a culture synthesize so much of the American past and, though isolated, insist on a real presence in the present world? Through this process, with a focus on the material nature of language, “Guaniquiqui” hopes to present a way to see the world, the post-colonial and politically alternative, that both enriches and informs our understanding of human being in a difficult, but expressively rich, present age. This performance/reading will explore such themes, opening doors to this often-inaccessible culture through poetic practice, expressive utterances, and the unspoken views of passing observations.

    *NOTE: Admission is free for UB faculty, staff, and students but they
    are asked to PRE-REGISTER ( Please type “Student” in the “Communication” field. Please check the box “No fee $0” and put “$0” in the “Total cost” box. This event includes a Reception buffet (at 7:00 pm).*

  • Sep 4th 2009

    Conversation Pieces

    conversation pieces

    Conversation Pieces (featuring the performative scent/sound installation, marketplace, by Media Study’s Stefani Bardin) is an exhibition that brings together projects by artists who stage, subvert, provoke, intervene in or document public dialogues. These projects have multiple, often interrelated objectives: claiming public space, time and attention to start specific conversations around specific issues; questioning the current states, definitions, and limits of dialogue in the public realm; and presenting alternative possibilities for or re-imaginings of the public through various models of participation in (variously public) dialogues.

    Exhibition: 9/11/2009 – 12/19/2009
    Opening reception Friday, September 11, 2009, 7PM to Midnight
    @ CEPA Gallery
    617 Main Street, Suite 201
    Buffalo, NY 14203

  • Sep 1st 2009

    Toward the Sentient City

    toward a sentient city

    Opening Reception: September 17, 6-9pm

    On view through Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 9:00pm
    The Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

    Organized around five newly commissioned projects distributed throughout the city, Toward the Sentient City aims to catalyze public discussion on the design and inhabitation of near-future urban environments.

    With projects by:

    JooYoun Paek and David Jimison

    The Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Directors David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang) and xdesign Environmental Health Clinic at New York University (Director Natalie Jeremijenko)

    Haque Design+Research (Usman Haque, Creative Director; Nitipak ‘Dot’ Samsen, Ai Hasegawa, Cesar Harada, Barbara Jasinowicz)

    SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT (Carlo Ratti, Director; Kristian Kloeckl, Project Leader)

    Anthony Townsend and the BREAKOUT! team

    Curated by Mark Shepard and organized by the Architectural League of New York

    Toward the Sentient City was made possible by the J. Clawson Mills Fund of the Architectural League and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning and the Department of Media Study, College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo

    Exhibition Credits
    Curator: Mark Shepard
    Project Director: Gregory Wessner, Exhibitions Director, Architectural League of New York
    Design schema: Thumb (Luke Bulman, Jessica Young)
    Project Assistant: Sarah Snider

  • Sep 1st 2009

    Biçimsizler / The Shapeless: Three Experimental Filmmakers

    the shapeless

    Recent event featuring MFA candidate Ekrem Serdar:

    Biçimsizler / The Shapeless
    Three Experimental Filmmakers

    Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
    Saturday, August 15th, 2009, 17:00

    The Shapeless brings together three experimental filmmakers who work outside traditional cinematic techniques. With different approaches, Eytan Ipeker, Yoel Meranda and Ekrem Serdar ask questions on what cinema can be. In this selection that encompasses cell phone videos, miniDV and Super 8mm films, cellist Dilbağ Tokay will preform live for one of Ekrem Serdar’s films. A Q and A with the directors will take place after the screening. This event is free of charge.

  • Aug 11th 2009

    Brunelleschi: A multi-media installation by Tony Conrad

    tony conrad's brunelleschi

    Media Study professor Tony Conrad’s multi-media installation Brunelleschi opens this Friday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

    Opening Celebration August 14, 2009
    On View from August 14 to January 3, 2010 in the Project Space

    Here’s a recent interview with Tony on Frieze.

  • Aug 10th 2009

    URFEST Traveling Film Festival


    URFest (Urban Renewal Traveling Film Festival) is a nationally touring documentary film festival from Buffalo, NY that screens films with the goal of starting community dialogues about urban revitalization. Organized by MFA Loren Sonnenberg and featuring films by Media Study folks. Check out their cross-country schedule and let all your friends know they’re coming to a town near you!
    URFest on Facebook

    Buffalo ReUSE: Building Community by Carl Lee focuses on the multi-faceted work of Buffalo ReUSE to deconstruct houses in order to create jobs and community. Produced by Squeaky Wheel.

    We Need Food Not Bombs by Ron Douglas explores how a grassroots organization in Buffalo has built community through sharing food in opposition to violence.

    We Own It by Loren Sonnenberg is a story about cooperative home ownership that follows Buffalo’s Nickel City Housing Cooperative through the purchase, renovation, and setup of their second community oriented (mostly non-student) cooperative house.

    PUSHing People Power: Rebuilding Buffalo’s West Side by Ruth Goldman is a story about ordinary citizens working together to create and sustain an urban community that values sustainable and equitable housing, jobs and lifestyles. More info about PUSH. Produced by Squeaky Wheel

  • Jul 3rd 2009

    ELAPSE (point of origin): Lindsey Lodhie's MFA Thesis Exhibition @ Squeaky Wheel


    ELAPSE (point of origin): miles, hours, minutes

    When: Saturday, July 11th, 2009
    7pm Opening Reception
    8pm Screening & Performance Works in Translation

    Where: Squeaky Wheel – 712 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Cost: FREE

    Contact: Jax Deluca – / 884-7172
    or Lindsey Lodhie – / 503-819-6920

    Elapse is a multi-channel film/video installation exploring spatial and temporal mapping through single-frame 16mm animation and experimental time-lapse photographic recording. Installation view consists of eight discrete journeys originating from two points of origin (one in the NE region of the country, Buffalo, NY and one in the NW region of the country, Portland, OR). Each journey was photographed frame by frame with B&W 16mm print stocks according to a given rate of capture (such as 10 frames per 10 minutes). This MFA thesis exhibition by Lindsey Lodhie will be on view in Squeaky Wheel’s NEW Upstairs Installation Gallery Space from June 18th – August 29th. Following the Opening Reception is a screening of works by Lindsey Lodhie & Francesco Gagliardi at 8pm.

    Works in Translation
    Video and Performance by Lindsey Lodhie & Francesco Gagliardi
    Screening at 8pm, (following Opening Reception of Elapse)

    trans·la·tion |trans_l_ sh _n; tranz-| noun

      • a) the process of translating words or text from one language into another
      • b) a written or spoken rendering of the meaning of a word, speech, book, or other text, in another language
      • c) the conversion of something from one form or medium into another
    1. [formal or technical] the process of moving something from one place to another

    A program of single channel film/video and live performance exploring the notion of translation as a crossing – from one medium to another, from one form to another, from one place to another.

  • Jun 6th 2009

    Tony Conrad featured at 53rd Venice Biennale

    Professor Tony Conrad featured in and performs at the 53rd Venice Biennale, June 3 to November 22, 2009.

    June 3rd, 2009, 6:00 to 7:30PM, Teatro Piccolo
    Tony Conrad performs Snapping the drone, followed by a conversation with Klaus Biesenbach

    More info at the Venice Biennale website and blog.

  • May 8th 2009

    "We Need Food Not Bombs" picked up by Free Speech TV

    MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary, We Need Food Not Bombs, was programmed by Free Speech TV and will be aired sometime in the next 3- 6 months. (Check with your local listings for times and dates). We Need Food Not Bombs explores how a grassroots organization in Buffalo builds community through sharing food in opposition to violence. The documentary has screened at several venues locally (including Squeaky Wheel and the “World on Your Plate Conference” at Daemen College) and now nationally on FSTV.

    Free Speech TV is available 24 hours a day on DISH Network, channel 9415 and part-time on 172 cable affiliates in 35 states.

    Congrats, Ron!

  • May 6th 2009

    E-Poetry 2009 Barcelona!

    E-Poetry 2009 Barcelona, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, May 24-27, 2009. Directed by Media Study faculty member, Loss Pequeño Glazier (who will also perform at the Festival’s opening night), E-Poetry 2009 is sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center, Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo. This biennial international digital poetry festival is the largest in the world; presented here are performances and papers at the cutting edge of new developments in digital poetry and media poetics. Featuring numerous practitioners and scholars from over a dozen countries, E-Poetry is known as a definitive measure of the development of the new field of digital media poetics, actively engaging the cultural community and avant-garde venues of the host city where it takes place. For more details, consult the link at the EPC.

  • May 6th 2009

    Prof. Michael Zryd introduces Hollis Frampton's Hapax Legomena


    Michael Zyrd’s introduction to Hollis Frampton’s newly-restored, seven-part film series Hapax Legomena, part of Framptonia!, previously posted here. Thanks to Ekrem Serdar for posting the video (and organizing the event!).

  • Apr 29th 2009

    Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Founding of Media Study

    35th Anniversary image

    [NOTE: The second weekend of this event, originally scheduled for May 8-9 at Hallwalls, has been postponed.]


    Friday, May 1

    • 2:00 PM: Welcome

      Vibeke Sorensen, Professor and Chair, Department of Media Study
      Bruce D. McCombe, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Physics

      Memories of Administrators

      Moderator: Marguerite Dorrity
      Louisa Bertch Green
      Christine E. Downing

    • 3:30 PM Memories of Distinguished Early Visitors

      Moderator: Professor Brian Henderson
      Noël Carroll
      Vladimir Petric
      Robert Haller

    • 7:30 PM Screening of Media Works by Early Students, 1973-1983

      Selected by Professor Tony Conrad

    Saturday, May 2

    • 10:00 AM Memories of Media Study Academics

      Moderator: Professor Peter Weibel
      Seth Feldman
      J. Ronald Green
      Scott Nygren
      Peter Lunenfeld

    • 2:00 PM Presentations by Student Artists

      Moderators: Woody Vasulka and Steina
      Andrej Zdravic
      Arnold Dreyblatt
      Henry Jesionka
      Robert O’Kane

    • 4:30 PM Memories of Teacher/Curators

      Moderator: John Minkowsky
      Alan Williams
      Bruce Jenkins
      Thom Andersen

    • 7:30 PM Memories of the Founding Faculty

      Moderator: Professor Vibeke Sorensen

      Video Tributes to the Departed

        Paul Sharits
        Hollis Frampton
        James Blue

      Woody Vasulka
      Brian Henderson
      Tony Conrad
      Peter Weibel
      Gerald O’Grady

      Complete biographies, lists of films, videos and other works, television interviews and bibliographies are published in Woody Vasulka and Peter Weibel, editors, BUFFALO HEADS – MEDIA STUDY, MEDIA PRACTICE, MEDIA PIONEERS, 1973-1990 (ZKM/Center for Arts and Media , Karlsruhe, Germany and The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008), 839 pages

    • 9:00 PM Reception for Founding Faculty

    Sunday, May 3

    • 10:00 AM Memories of Graduates, Now Chairs

      Moderator: Dr. Gerald O’Grady
      Barry Keith Grant
      Peer Bode
      Vibeke Sorensen
      Anthony Bannon


    Anthony Bannon is Director of the George Eastman House at Rochester, New York
    Peer Bode is an independent maker and Chair at Alfred University
    Marguerite Doritty was Assistant to the Chair, Department of Media Study
    Christine Downing was an administrator at the Center for Media Study, the Coordinator of OVRMAC, and of the Ohio Council on Arts, and Vice President of the Boston Film and Video Foundation
    Arnold Dreyblatt is an independent media maker from Germany
    Seth Feldman is Director of the Robards Centre for Canadian Studies and a Professor in the Department of Film and Video at York University, and the author of books on Vertov, the documentary, etc.
    J. Ronald Green is Professor, Department of Film Studies at Ohio State University, and the author of two books on Oscar Micheaux
    Louisa Bertch Green worked at the Center for Media Study and is now an administrator at the Columbus Museum, Ohio
    Robert Haller is Director of Collections and Special Projects at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the former Director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and the author of many books on Jim Davis, Ed Emshwiller, Stan Brackhage, etc.
    Henry Jesionka taught at Simon Fraser University, the Department of Media Study and is an independent filmmaker living in New York City
    Peter Lunenfeld is Professor of Design/Media Arts at UCLA, and the author of three books on the digital arts
    Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, the founder of Anthology Film Archives and the former film critic for the Village Voice
    Annette Michelson is Professor Emerita at the Graduate Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, and the Founding Editor of October
    Scott Nygren is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville and the author of a book on Japanese cinema
    Robert O’Kane is an independent media maker and designer from Cologne, Germany – the designer of Media Frames at ZKM
    Vladimir Petric is the Luce Professor of Film Studies at Harvard University and Founding Curator of the Harvard Film Archive
    Vibeke Sorensen is an independent media maker and Chair of the Department of Media Study
    Andrej Zdravic is an independent film and media maker from Slovenia

    Thom Andersen is Professor of Film Criticism at the California Institute of the Arts, and an independent documentary filmmaker
    Tony Conrad is Professor in the Department of Media Study
    Berry Keith Grant is Professor of Film and Popular Culture at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, and the author of books on documentary film
    Brian Henderson is Professor in the Department of Media Study
    Bruce Jenkins is Professor of Film and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the editor of a recent collection of Hollis Frampton’s writings
    John Minkowsky is an independent writer and the Founding Curator of Video, Electronic Arts and New Music at Media Study/Buffalo
    Gerald O’Grady is the Founding Director of the Department of Media Study and an independent scholar
    Steina is an independent video maker from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a pioneer in video making
    Woody Vasulka is a pioneer video maker, the Founder of the Kitchen and lives in Santa Fe
    Peter Weibel is Director of the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologies in Karlsruhe, Germany, the author of many books, and an independent maker
    Alan Williams is Professor of French and Film at Rutgers University and the author of books on French Cinema

  • Apr 28th 2009

    Can't Work Like This

    Can't Work Like This

    Thursday, April 30th
    Squeaky Wheel
    Buffalo, NY 14202

    7-8pm Opening Reception
    8-9pm Video Screening

    Featuring Artists: Kyle Butler, Jake Cassel, Frederick Wright Jones, and Dayana Fernandez

    from the DMS Graduate Course Concept, Content, Critique
    taught by Stefani Bardin

    Can’t Work Like This is a multi-media and multi-disciplinary investigation into issues of social disconnect, social failings and social obstacles that mediate our every day landscape. Addressing issues including immigrant assimilation, adult sexual relationships, moral bankruptcy, control, alienation and uncertainty these four artists use a variety of approaches and media to illustrate these topics.

  • Apr 21st 2009

    Media Artist Lynne Sachs presents at DMS

    Lynne Sachs still

    From Collage to Collaboration: Experimental Documentaries 1991-2009

    Friday April 24th, 2009
    Center for the Arts 112

    Media artist Lynne Sachs will present a survey of works that span nearly two decades of experiments in non-fiction filmmaking: Final del Juego/End of the Game (2009, 40 min.); House of Science: Museum of False Facts (1991. 30 min. excerpt); Photography of Wind (2001, 4 min.).

    More information at

    Cosponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
    and the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

  • Apr 21st 2009

    DMS Student Show

    dms student show 2009

    Please join us for the Media Study end-of-the-semester Student Show featuring the best of graduate and undergraduate work. Screening starts at 6:00pm at the Center for the Arts Room 112. During the extended intermission, we will feature installation and interactive work on the second floor bridge and classrooms. It’s free!

  • Apr 21st 2009

    Hysteria in Stereo: A Sound Art Show At Sugar City

    hysteria in stereo

    Saturday, April 25, 2009
    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Location: Sugar City
    19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY

    Hysteria in Stereo is a collection of final projects by students in Introduction to Sound, an undergraduate-level course taught by Jessica Thompson in the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo.

    Many of the projects are interactive, and gallery visitors will be invited to participate in the projects over the course of the evening.

    Featuring work by:

    Lijo Abraham
    Derek Becker
    Adam Brates
    Colleen Brown
    Samantha Bundy
    Timothy Case
    Jana Colley
    Phil Huff
    Ruth Linares
    Brian LoPresti
    Rachael Marciniak
    John Rusk
    Avi Schraeter
    Devin Wilson

  • Apr 16th 2009

    MAH Candidate John Luchetti presents @ Bodies In Motion

    Congrats to 1st-year MAH John Luchetti! His essay “No Oscars For Old Women” was recently delivered at the University of Rhode Island’s Bodies In Motion conference on March 28th and another essay, “From Castration to Comic Relief: Heterosexual Male Drag Performance in Hollywood Comedies”, was selected for the Gay and Lesbian Caucus at the South Central Modern Language Association conference being held in Baton Rouge, La on October 29th-31st, 2009.

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Framptonia! April 24th, 25th, 2009

    hollis frampton
    Everything and everyone is cordially invited to FRAMPTONIA! Buffalo’s two part screening series celebrating Hollis Frampton, a legendary instructor in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo. On April 24th, we will be screening the newly restored prints of Hollis Frampton’s seven part Hapax Legomena followed by a presentation by Professor Michael Zryd from York University. The next day we’ll be hosting the already iconic film’s of David Gatten; he’ll present his epic series The Secret History of the Dividing Line.

    Friday, April 24th 5pm
    Hollis Frampton’s Hapax Legomena w/ presentation by Prof. Michael Zryd

    Saturday, April 25th 7pm
    David Gatten’s The Secret History of the Dividing Line

    Screenings will be held Center for the Arts, Room 112 University at Buffalo’s North Campus.

    FRAMPTONIA! is generously supported by the Department of Media Study, the Graduate Student Association, Subboard I, INC and the GSA’s for Media Study, Poetics and Visual Studies.

    Note: For those who might be traveling far distances we would love to find a place for you among those of us who reside in the Nickel City! Just pop us an email!

    Scott Puccio – steady.ulysses [ a ] gmail . com

    Ekrem Serdar – ekremserdar [ a ] gmail . com

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Jeff Kleiser, Visual Effects Supervisor, CEO and Cofounder Synthespian Studios, presents April 13, 2009

    Jeff Kleiser
    “Computer Animation and Visual Effects in Feature Films and Experimental Theatre: From Tron to the Present”
    Monday April 13 2009, 3:00pm CFA 112

    This presentation will look back at the history of computer generated animation and follow the seminal trends that have brought us to the incredible current state of the art. Beginning with Digital Effects, a company founded by Mr. Kleiser and others in 1978, behind the scenes imagery from Tron, Judge Dredd, Stargate, Flight of the Navigator, X-Men, Fantastic Four and others will be featured. Included will be work produced at Omnibus Computer Animation, Kleiser-Walczak Construction Company, and Synthespian Studios. This talk will also discuss the digital opera, Monsters of Grace, a collaboration with theatre director Robert Wilson and composer Philip Glass.

    Jeff Kleiser’s pioneering work in computer animation has spanned the history of the medium. With partner Diana Walczak, Kleiser has directed CG-animated stereoscopic films for projects such as the Thea and EDDY Award-winning Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man thrill ride (for Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida); the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson digital opera, Monsters of Grace, Santa Lights Up New York for “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” and Corkscrew Hill an original ride attraction written by Kleiser and Walczak for Busch Entertainment. He has also contributed to films with groundbreaking visual effects including Tron, Stargate, Judge Dredd, Clear and Present Danger, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, X-Men, X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. He served as senior visual effects supervisor on The One, a film starring martial arts master Jet Li that required the development of innovative digital face replacement techniques. More recently, Kleiser supervised visual effects for Son of the Mask, Fantastic Four and Scary Movie 4. In addition to supervising visual effects projects, Kleiser has directed numerous commercials.

    Jeff Kleiser has presented papers at many international events including the London Effects and Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH, INA Imagina, NAB, Opera Totale and the Virtual Humans Conference. He has served as an industry expert in interviews with The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The ABC Evening News. Kleiser has served on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society and of The Norman Rockwell Museum. He is a founder and trustee of the Williamstown Film Festival and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Kleiser also teaches computer animation at Williams College.

  • Apr 12th 2009

    gift-X -change: Baltimore at Buffalo

    gift-X -change: Baltimore at Buffalo

    From the B Be In/BB Inn Facebook page:

    As some of you have certainly heard: The BB-INN (baltimore at buffalo) x-change is coming to town!

    B Be In (aka BB-INN) is an experimental intercity artist exchange program. First start – Baltimore @ Buffalo!
    2 days and 2 nights of music, meals, coffee, videos, presents, bike rides, performances, dancing, presentations, talking, hospitality, and community.

    For sure!! Come and exchange (share) your own work via dvd, cd, vhs — etc. etc. please do!!! This is about building a network between “2nd” cities and media makers.

    (though donations are certainly accepted)

    This schedule is likely to alter slightly but will look like this:

    Thursday April 16:
    Media Art and the Gallery World 5-7PM, Room 286 Center for the Arts. Surprise Baltimore film screening and project presentation.
    7-? PM “infrastructure mobility”: bring equipment, tables. bikes, drums to Sugar City

    Friday April 17:
    Baltimore people get into rental cars and leave town by 10:00 AM to arrive by 6PM with bathroom breaks. go!
    6PM Arrive at Sugar City
    8PM – 11PM Performances at Sugar City with a get-together afterwords
    aghost (b’more)
    Whispers for Wolves (b’more)
    Aimee Buyea (a graduate of DMS! — b-lo (video)
    Al Larsen (b-lo)
    Sullivan Sheehan (b-lo) on call and response robots
    Rainbow Wreaths (b’more)
    Mark Brown videos (b’more)
    John the Gentleman (b-lo)
    Wendy Carlos Williams (b-lo)
    Zev (b-lo)

    Saturday April 18
    12PM – 2PM Bagels at Sugar City
    + freeform town exploration via bike, thrifting, etc.
    [insert your cool idea for things to show our visitors from baltimore]
    -pat cane of b-lo gives tour of garden

    Microcosm press workshops and stuff at Sugar City.

    5PM Coffee/Snacks and “Over, Up, Down, or Through?” A Baltimore/Buffalo roundtable talk with Al Larsen (b-lo) and Melissa Moore (b’more)

    8:30PM Load in at Soundlab for show (all performers should set-up as much as they can)
    9:31PM Soundlab:
    Blackmoth videos
    Russell Pascatore (reading) ~9:45
    Blue Leader (video/perf) ~10:00
    Pat Caine (b-lo) + d.olivier (handmade instruments) ~10:15
    Dream Neighbor ~10:35
    jack tohpt and the vegtables ~11:05
    Fashion Expo 1990 ~11:35
    Bev Beverly ~12:05
    Tony Conrad (perhaps earlier in lineup) ~12:35
    various visuals from dms

    Sunday April 19:
    Susie Huftless on causal relationships + how we are all going to die
    Kyle Butler (b-lo) (video)
    Kari Altmann (b’more)
    Hermonie with videos (b’more)

    —gift exchange between b-lo and b’more folks—BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE!!!

    5-6PM everyone goes home dreaming and planning the next gift-x-change.

    keep bb-inn!


  • Apr 12th 2009

    Justin Chouinard's "Crickets" Screens at Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival

    Justin Chouinard's Crickets

    Congrats to 2nd-year MFA Justin Chouinard!  His film The Sound of Crickets has been selected to screen at this year’s prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • Apr 12th 2009

    MFA Chris Caporlingua wins SUNY-Wide Film Fest


    DMS MFA Christopher Caporlingua’s film Gates, Doors screened at and WON first prize at the 1st Annual SUNY-Wide Film Festival. Congratulations, Chris!

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Al Larsen @ Media In Transition 6

    DMS instructor Al Larsen (MFA ’09) will be presenting a paper at the Media In Transition 6 conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 24-26. The paper addresses the cultural logic of Web 2.0 and is titled, “Showing and Sharing on a Saturday Night: Participatory Dynamics in Real Space Event Series”.

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Master Class with Ishu Patel

    DMS Animation Master Class with Ishu Patel, March 16 – April 3.

    Class times are tentatively set for Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm in room 278.

    Ishu Patel presents his award winning work in animation in the Department of Media Study.

    Wednesday, March 25 from 5 – 8:30 PM in UB-North Campus CFA Room 112


    One of the most important living animators and professors of animation in the world, Ishu Patel, will be teaching a rare Master Class in Animation from March 16 – April 4, 2009 in the Department of Media Study. His in-depth knowledge and mastery of a wide range of cutting edge animation techniques has made important contributions to the language and art of animation internationally. He is distinguished by 25 years as a major animator at the National Film Board of Canada, world renowned for experimental animation, as well as by 2 prestigious Academy Award nominations and his substantial academic experience as a Full Professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

    Links to some of his current work:

  • Apr 12th 2009

    The Bridge Project with Richard Foreman & Sophie Haviland

    March 16 – 29th, 2009

    Public Screening Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at the Market Arcade Theater at 7p.m.

    See photos of the production in progress.
    Richard Foreman

    The Center for the Moving Image will host one of America’s pre-eminent playwrights and directors, Richard Foreman, and his collaborator Sophie Haviland as we participate in their international film and theater initiative, The Bridge Project.

    As a theater pioneer and founder and director of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in New York City, Mr. Foreman has received numerous awards including ten Obie Awards, a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, a “Lifetime Achievement in the Theater” award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PEN American Center Master American Dramatist Award.

    Sophie Haviland is a writer, director and producer. She has been working in experimental theater, performance and film since 1992 when she moved to New York from Australia. Her film and theater work has been created in collaborations with artists in the US, Europe and Australia. Haviland was the Managing Director of the Ontological Theater from 1993-1999, producing Foreman’s NY productions and international tours. Since 2004, they have worked together on The Bridge Project. Haviland also created the OBIE award-winning Blueprint Series, and several other theater productions and performance festivals in New York.

    The Bridge Project has traveled to nine countries creating the “raw” art material for an international online database. All material is made available to participating artists in the project to use in their own work and in collaboration with other Bridge artists. While in Buffalo, Foreman and Haviland will conduct an intensive two-week theater/film workshop creating seed material for The Bridge with students in the Media Study and Theater departments at UB. Foreman will also present his work at a public screening on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at the Market Arcade Theater at 7p.m.