Select Media Festival 7 opens November 14th and runs through November 22nd at the experimental cultural center, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and other venues across the city. The seventh annual festival will feature video programs, art exhibitions, installations and presentations in conjunction with live music and action. This year as part of the festival we are unveiling a new art space, Eastern Expansion and a new monthly art happening for Chicago: The Bridgeport Art District (B.A.D.).
This year please enjoy INFOPORN. Join us as we investigate the art of information design and data visualization. We will be featuring some of the best work in the design and arts fields from an international group of scientists, artists and graphic designers.
The festival is produced by the non-profit arts organization, Public Media Institute, and is organized by artists, musicians and cultural workers based in Chicago.
Questions? Please feel free to email edmarlumpen(at)gmail.com or call 773.837.0145.
Films of Peter Tscherkassky
Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7pm
Cobb 307 5811 S. Ellis
Film Studies Center
Beautiful and haunting, acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky’s films employ re-photographed found footage in the tradition of structural filmmaking to hugely kinetic effect. This selection of films from throughout Tscherkassky’s career provides a valuable introduction to an essential filmmaker. Screening will include:
FREEZE FRAME (1983, 16mm, 9 minutes)
SHOT-COUNTERSHOT (1987, 16mm, 1 minute)
TABULA RASA (1987/1989, 16mm, 18 minutes)
PARALLEL SPACE: INTER-VIEW (1992, 16mm, 18 minutes)
HAPPY-END (1996, 16mm, 12 minutes)
L’ARRIVEE (1997/1998, 35mm, 2 minutes)
OUTER SPACE (1999, 35mm CinemaScope, 10 minutes)
The Film Studies Center, the Experimental Film Club, the Committee on Cinema & Media Studies and the University of Chicago Activity Fee
Speech, Privacy, and the Internet: The University and Beyond
November 21-22 (Fri & Sat)
Courtroom, Law School, 1111 E 60th St
Co-organizers: Martha Nussbaum, Cass Sunstein
Keynote: Lawrence Lessig (Stanford)
The conference is devoted to an interdisciplinary discussion of the legal and ethical issues posed by the new ways in which privacy can be invaded. The current rise in invasive personal gossip, much of it anonymous and much of it directed at students, often by other students, creates an atmosphere that threatens to disrupt the climate of instruction. On the other hand, restrictions on such internet sites raise delicate free speech issues. What challenges do these developments raise on campus, and what direction should universities take to meet these challenges?
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Prof. Andrew Raffo Dewar (Music, Univ. Alabama) discusses his paper, “Sonic Arts Union: Aesthetics of an American ‘Tinkering’ Technoculture.”
Friday 11/14 10:30 to 12:30
Peter Shultz (Ph.D. Candidate, Music) presents a chapter from his dissertation in progress: “Music and Narrative Death in Video Games: Grief and Routine in Final Fantasy VII.”
Friday 11/7 from 10:30 to 12:30 in Cobb 307