"Digital Dialogues" Runs Through May 21
Occidental College’s film and media studies program is sponsoring “Digital Dialogues,” an exhibition and speaker series designed to engage the Los Angeles community in conversations about how digital technology – from blogs and podcasts to camera cell phones and online research collections – has changed the ways society produces and processes media.
Organizers hope those who attend the exhibition will redefine themselves as active producers and participants in the digital age.
The free program kicked off March with a talk by Marsha Kinder, cultural theorist and multimedia producer at the USC Annenberg School of Communication. An accompanying display at the Weingart Galleries will be “Interacting With Cultural History,” four interactive DVD-ROM installations, open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays through May 21.
Occidental is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. For directions and a campus map, click here.
The speaker series will continue on subsequent Thursdays through March, April, and into May. All talks are scheduled for 5 p.m. in Johnson Hall 200, unless otherwise noted. For speaker biographies, please go to the series Website.
“Streaming on the LA Freewaves: Exhibition and Distribution in the Digital Age”
Anne Bray – Founder of the LA Freewaves Festival
“Race, Community Media, and Digital Identity” and screening of “Grassroots Rising” (2005)
Leslie Ito – Documentary filmmaker
“The Work of Memory in the Age of Digital Reproduction”
Dr. Michael Fenov – Associate dean, USC School of Cinema-Television
“Archiving in the Digital Era: (Re)Constructing Memory”
Dr. Steven Ricci – Director of the UCLA moving image archive studies program
“The Art of Play: Player Centric Design and the Process of Innovation”
Tracy Fullerton – Professor of interactive media, USC School of Cinema-Television
April 26 (in Weingart 117)
“The Science of Seeing: A Battle Between Genes and Culture”
Dr. Norberto Grzywacz – Visual Processing Laboratory, USC School of Biomedical Engineering
Organized by the Film and Media Studies Division of Occidental’s Art History and Visual Arts Department, the exhibition and speaker series is being produced with generous sponsorship from the Remsen Bird Fund.