Apr 20th 2017
DMS / Game Studies students Quinn Lachler, Shane Murdock, Nathan Noworyta, and Waylon Wilson will be presenting their game project “Pirate’s Code” at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, taking place at SUNY Fredonia on April 22. They will also speak about the project at UB’s Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on April 20, and will have play sessions at UBCon XXVIII, April 28-30.
Jan 21st 2013
Global Game Jam 2013 – 48-hour Game Creation Challenge
January 25 – 27
The Department of Media Study and the Game Studies program will be hosting a site for this year’s Global Game Jam. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the premier annual game creation event that fosters the development of innovative game concepts and promotes collaboration and teamwork. The 2013 GGJ welcomes creators of all skills, levels and disciplines to gather for 48 hours and make some truly cool games. Participants around the world will take the same weekend to create, develop and play games based on a secret theme announced at the start of the jam.
The GGJ at UB will take place in the Center for the Arts, beginning at 5pm, Friday, January 25. The event is open to any 18 or older, and it’s free! See http://ips.buffalo.edu/?p=1036 for more information.
For more information on the Global Game Jam, including a database of
downloadable games, photos and video from previous events,
Jul 24th 2012
IMPROVISING CONSCIOUSNESS MEDICINE SHOW
* REAL LIVE ALIEN
Professor Jennifer Årnstay explores the history of human and animal consciousness, introducing diverse and radical theories of mind through the ages. Aided by a real alien intelligence and autonomous robots, Årnstay challenges the audience to uncover the secret future of their own minds.
Performance Times and Places:
July 27 and 28 at 6-7:30 pm
Manny Fried Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd Floor
July 29, 5:45-7:15pm and Aug 1, 5-6:30
Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street
Supported by Digital Humanities Initiative & Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo and
Dept. of Computer Science, Canisius College
ImpCon Team: Josephine Anstey, Deb Burhans, Neil Coletta, Courtney Hatten, Dave Pape, Devin Wilson
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.
Aug 3rd 2010
Aug 2nd 2010
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: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1681228.
Jul 28th 2010
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.)