[-empyre-] Welcome Patty Zimmermann

Renate Ferro renateferro at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 14:41:43 EST 2014

aggregate, permeate, migrate.
Thanks Patty for your insightful post.

Tonight Tim and I are in New York City staying in midtown just a few
blocks from Grand Central Station.  It has been incredibly rainy here
in the city but just a few minutes ago as our taxi skirted between
hoards of police cars with lights and sirens blaring, most traffic was
being diverted away from Grand Central.  Via twitter we found out that
there is a massive die in in Grand Central Station. Reports are that
there are a hundred or so mass demonstrators but the spectacle is
created by the flashing lights and non-stop sirens and noise blasts of
the police.

I am wondering if our subscribers have any thoughts about twitter's
force in not only in catalyzing the protestors #ICantBreathe
#EricGarner and but also those of  the police actions.

What about Vine and Instagram?

Are urban and regional/local movements being organized, catalyzed in
similar ways or are their other distinctions?

What do you think?

On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Patricia Zimmermann <patty at ithaca.edu> wrote:
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> 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.
> http://ithacavoice.com/2014/12/student-protesters-hold-demonstration-confront-ithaca-colleges-president/
> 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
> http://faculty.ithaca.edu:83/patty/
> http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff
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> From: empyre-bounces at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au <empyre-bounces at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au> on behalf of Renate Ferro <renateferro at gmail.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:21 AM
> To: soft_skinned_space
> 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:
> http://faculty.ithaca.edu/patty/
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