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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 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.


  • 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 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).

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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 5th 2010

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

    hollow spaces poster

    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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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

    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


    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

    bloom and beam

    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 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

    "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 5th 2010

    STEFANI BARDIN featured in UB Reporter

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    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.

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  • 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 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 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 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 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.

  • 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

    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 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 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 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 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

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    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 1st 2009

    Biçimsizler / The Shapeless: Three Experimental Filmmakers

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    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 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

  • 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 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

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    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 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: