[-empyre-] Welcome Patty Zimmermann

Patricia Zimmermann patty at ithaca.edu
Sun Dec 7 03:24:41 EST 2014


Permeable media ecologies in the age of I CAN'T BREATHE protests:

Local independent online only newspaper sources from students newspaper spot reporting multimedia, a student print journalist, and an amateur cell phone vertical-composed video of speech by Tom Rochon, President of Ithaca College, in a story about Ithaca College demonstrations in the campus center and administration building  Thursday December 4.

Collaging sources, perspectives, and recycling here.

I am noticing all of the push outs via email forwards,  listservs, and social media of the major demonstrations and actions in urban areas with all their spectacle. 
But I find the multiplying of these smaller, localized, microterritory demonstrations so compelling as they aggregate, permeate, migrate.


Patricia R. Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Professor of Screen Studies
Roy H. Park School of Communication
Codirector, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850 USA


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Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:21 AM
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Subject: [-empyre-] Welcome Patty Zimmermann

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Over the next couple of days we will be joined by Patty Zimmerman.  We
welcome Patty to empyre once again.  We are always so appreciative of
her participation on empyre and respect not only her political and
moral compass but the amazing work she does at our neighborhood
institution Ithaca College and the curatorial work she does with
FLEFF, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.  Welcome Patty.

Patricia Zimmermann (US)is professor of screen studies at Ithaca
College.  She also serves codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental
Film Festival (http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff), a multidisciplinary
festival that embraces and interrogates sustainability across all of
its forms-- economic, social, ecological, political, cultural,
technological, aesthetic and  sustainable development--through film,
video, new media, installation, performance, literature, music,
panels, and dialogues.   She is the author of Reel Families: A Social
History of Amateur Film  (Indiana)and States of Emergency:
Documentaries, Wars, Democracies (Minnesota) as well as coeditor of
Mining the Home Movie:  Excavations in Histories and Memories
(California).  With coauthor Dale Hudson, her forthcoming book is
Thinking through Digital Media:  Transnational Environments and
Locative Places (Palgrave), to be published in Spring 2015, which
examines over 130 new media and performance projects from across the
globe. She was the Ida Beam Professor in Cinema and Comparative
Literature at the University of Iowa and the Shaw Foundation Professor
of New Media in the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore. She also serves as an envoy for
documentary film and new media for the American Film Showcase of the
US State Department. She has published over 200 scholarly essays and
journalistic articles on documentary, media history,  screen theory,
and new media in Screen, Genders,  Journal of Film and Video,
Afterimage, Framework, Asian Communications Quarterly, Cinema Journal,
Wide Angle, Cultural Studies, DOX, Film History, Socialist Review,
Journal of Communications Inquiry, Afterimage, The Moving Image. The
Independent, Gannett Newspapers,  Afterimage.  Website:
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