On Friday, April 29th, Ian Jones, PhD student in the department of Cinema and Media Studies, will present his paper “Coupling with a Fictional Environment: An Enactive Approach to Bodily Transformation and Nonhuman Perception in Videogames.” Shannon Foskett (PhD student, Cinema and Media Studies) will respond.
This paper is no longer available for download.
The New Media Workshop meets from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This week we will be temporarily moving from our usual meeting room of Cobb 310 to Cobb 425.
On Friday, April 15th, the New Media Workshop convenes for “Drama and Videogames,” a mini panel discussion and demonstration featuring presentations by John Muse, Assistant Professor in the department of English Language and Literature, and Kalisha Cornett, PhD student in the department of Cinema and Media Studies.
John Muse will present on the interactive fiction piece Façade (Procedural Arts, 2005), and Kalisha Cornett will present on the game Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream, 2010). Each presentation will be followed by a demonstration and discussion section.
In lieu of official pre-circulated materials, those attending the workshop are encouraged to read the following texts relating to the games shown, available online:
Michael Mateas – “A Preliminary Poetics for Interactive Drama and Games”
Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern – “Writing Façade: A Case Study in Procedural Authorship”
Ian Bogost – “The Picnic Spoils the Rain”
The New Media Workshop meets from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Cobb 310.
The Open Practice Committee and The Renaissance Society are very pleased to welcome back Pierre Huyghe to the University of Chicago to be a 2011 artist-in-residence. In 2000, Huyghe presented his installation, The Third Memory, one of his first major exhibitions in the United States, at The Renaissance Society. As part of his 2011 residency at The University of Chicago, Pierre Huyghe will screen recent projects and discuss his work with Jennifer Wild, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and Hamza Walker, Associate Curator and Director of Education at The Renaissance Society, Friday, April 15th, 7PM, at Max Palevsky Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
Pierre Huyghe’s residency is made possible by the generous support of: The Division of the Humanities, Doc Films, the Film Studies Center, the France Chicago Center, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts, and The Renaissance Society.
For more information please contact Zachary Cahill, zcahill [at] uchicago [dot] edu, 773.753.4821.
Max Palevsky Theater: Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 7th at 6:00 PM: As Botborg, Berlin/Brisbane-based artists and musicians Scott Sinclair and Joe Musgrove fuse and rewire raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-color synesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, audio and video mixers, cameras and screens, the duo blends sound and vision into a self-perpetuating web of interdependent color and rhythm, generated (in real time) entirely by device feedback. In their first US duo performance, Musgrove and Sinclair will present a new, improvisatory performance, incorporating the unique characteristics of the Film Center’s theater into their system. Botborg’s work has screened around the globe and they have performed throughout Europe and Australia, including at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, and the Spectropia Festival in Riga, Latvia. Co-presented by the experimental music series Lampo (www.lampo.org). Multiple formats.
Conversations at the Edge at the Gene Siskel Film Center: 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL
The University of Chicago is pleased to present Part II of The State and the Digital, a series focused on digital filmmaking in Cuba with invited Cuban filmmakers. We begin with a screening and workshop on Thursday, April 7th at 5:00 pm in Haskell Hall, Room 315. Director Esteban Insausti and his editor and collaborator Angélica Salvador will present and discuss their two experimental documentaries, The Hands and the Angel and They Exist.
The series concludes with a screening of digital shorts by some of Cuba’s most talented new filmmakers on Friday, April 8th at 7:00 pm at the Film Studies Center. Cuban filmmakers Alina Rodríguez Abreu, Esteban Insausti, and Angélica Salvador will present these works and talk about their own experiences with independent digital filmmaking in Cuba. Seating is limited. Please click here to reserve seat(s) for this event at the Film Studies Center website.
For more information, or if you require assistance to participate in these events, visit this series’ blog, or contact Davis Reek at dhreek [at] uchicago [dot] edu.
The Franke Institute: 1100 East 57th Street, Joseph Regenstein Library S-118, Chicago, IL
Film Studies Center: 5811 South Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall 306, Chicago, IL