News and Events
  • Mar 16th 2018

    Buffalo News on Professor Roy Roussel

    A moving tribute to Professor Roy Roussel in the Buffalo News:
    http://buffalonews.com/2018/03/15/royal-roussel-79-revived-ubs-department-of-media-study/

    [Photo by Bruce Jackson, ca 1972]

  • Mar 14th 2018

    PhD student Kalpana Subramanian Presenting at SCMS and screening two films at PIX Film Gallery in Toronto

    Kalpana Subramanian will be presenting a paper at the SCMS conference in Toronto as part of a panel on Embodied Filmmaking Practices in Experimental Cinema on March 14, 2018. Two films of hers will also be screened at PIX Film Gallery the same evening in a film program titled Scaling the Insect curated by Erin Espelie.

    SCMS Panel Details :

    Embodied Filmmaking Practices in Experimental Cinema (11am-12:45pm)

    Chair – Shira Segal  (SUNY Albany) , Respondent –  Joan Hawkins (Indiana University)
    Oksana Chefranova (Yale University)  –  “The Walking Camera and Corporeal Aesthetics of Landscape in Experimental Cinema”
    Matt Von Vogt (Indiana University) –  “Cinema as Anxious Object: Embodiment and Alterity in Pasolini’s Authorship”
    Kalpana Subramanian (SUNY Buffalo) –  “The Materiality of Light and Breath: A Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Embodiment”

    Sponsor – Experimental Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group (more…)

  • Mar 8th 2018

    PLASMA PRESENTS: SHU LEA CHEANG- Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm

    Monday March 12th, 6:30 PM, CFA 112

    University at Buffalo
    The Department of Media Study’s

    PLASMA series presents

    SHU LEA CHEANG PRESENTING Exit i-80, Enter the BioNet

    Exit i-80, Enter the BioNet
    A trajectory charged with detours and deviations since BRANDON (1998-1999) led me to exit interstate highway 80, crash the net and retreat to the BioNet. BRANDON, a one year web narrative in installments, teleports Brandon Teena, a transgender being who was raped and murdered for failed “passing”, from interstate border of Nebraska to the virtual sphere for court trial. LOCKER BABY PROJECT (2001-2012) entrusted human ME(Memory|Emotion) data to clone babies while UNBORN0x9 (2018) reconsiders (un)motherhood of fabricated scenario. My necropolitical viral love brought back from the 80s AIDS epidemic the HIV virus, mutating beneath the skin. FLUIDØ (2017) celebrates the free flow of body fluid, the raw and uncensored body power. While I.K.U. (2000) collects human orgasm data for recycled consumption, UKI (in development) as an interruptive cinema of planned I.K.U. sequel, launches the renegade UKI virus to infiltrate the reengineered human bodies. I hear the blood running, virus rising, enter the BioNet. (more…)

  • Mar 5th 2018

    Book Launch: Margaret Rhee’s “Love, Robot” 4/5/18

    As part of the Spring 2018 Poetics Plus series sponsored by the Department of English, Visiting Assistant Professor Margaret Rhee celebrates the launch of her new book Love, Robot (Operating System, 2017) on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St, Buffalo, NY. Joining Rhee for a reading will be Michael Flatt, whose book Chlorosis is forthcoming from Operating System.
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  • Mar 1st 2018

    JOHN GREYSON, a screening of activist short films on March 5th

    Monday March 5th, 6:30 PM, CFA 112
    University at Buffalo
    The Department of Media Study’s PLASMA series presents

    JOHN GREYSON, a screening of activist short films followed by a discussion and Q&A with the director.

    John Greyson is an acclaimed Canadian director, writer, video artist, producer, and political activist, whose work frequently deals with gay themes. Greyson is also a professor at York University’s film school, where he ia currently the graduate program director and teaches film and video theory and film production.

    More of Greyson’s works can be found in his IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0340742/

  • Feb 26th 2018

    Tony Conrad: Surplus Affect. Saturday, March 3 at 7 PM – 9 PM Burchfield-Penney Art Center

    Spanning from 1981-2011, this screening brings together a selection of video artworks that explore Conrad’s ongoing interrogation of control and discipline through the affective qualities of humor, music, image and language. Surplus Affect will feature rarely screened works like In Santa Fe with Tony Conrad and Steina Vasulka, I’ve Never Been… and Lookers; and classics including In-Line, Redressing Down and Tony’s Oscular Pets.

    This program is curated by DMS alums Laura McGough (PHD) and Anna Scime (MFA). Presented in collaboration with “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery”

    More info

  • Feb 21st 2018

    PLASMA presents: Screening of Deepa Mehta’s 2016 film ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE, Monday February 26th at 6:30 PM,

    Monday February 26th, 6:30 PM, CFA 112 University at Buffalo

     The Department of Media Study’s, PLASMA series presents

    A Screening of Deepa Mehta’s 2016 film ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the film’s cinematographer Maithili Venkataraman.

    About the film: ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE mixes fiction and fact in an improvised exploration of the events leading up to, and following, the notoriougang rape of a young woman by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi, December 16, 2012. (more…)

  • Feb 13th 2018

    Margaret Rhee and Yvette Granata featured in Squeaky Wheel’s “Love & Sex(bot) Show 2/17/18

    Squeaky Wheel Love and Sex(bot) image

    Squeaky Wheel’s valentine’s erotica bash, the Love & Sex(bot) Show, returns with a sexy cyborg twist! With performance and installation by Media Study Professor Margaret Rhee and PhD Candidate Yvette Granata! (more…)

  • Feb 12th 2018

    PLASMA presents Jibade-Khalil Huffman February 12, 2018

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    The Department of Media Study
    PLASMA 2018 LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS:

    JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN

    Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 6:30pm
    Center for the Arts, Room 112. University at Buffalo SUNY North Campus.
    Free and open to the public (more…)

  • Feb 5th 2018

    Kalpana Subramanian’s Short Film “Empyrean” will be displayed on the University of Mary Washington, VA Media Wall Through Feb 2018

     Empyrean a short experimental film by Kalpana Subramanian will be displayed on the University of Mary Washington, Media Wall through the month of Feb 2018. The Media Wall is a one-of-a-kind exhibition space located in the atrium of the Hurley Convergence Center at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The wall is over two stories tall and is comprised of 43 separate Laser Phosphor Display tiles.