[-empyre-] Welcome Patty Zimmermann

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Mon Dec 8 15:33:04 EST 2014

Anyone following twitter on the demonstrations?  Occupy wall street is
calling for a massive day of demonstrations next weekend. Anyone have
information about that?  Also thought I would post this Newsweek
article about the protests worldwide including Tokyo.


On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I was now on the live Ustream and saw Denver march, amazing and encouraging
> Ana
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 1:41 AM, Renate Ferro <renateferro at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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
>>> ________________________________________
>>> 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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Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,
(contracted since 2004)
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306
Ithaca, NY  14853
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