All posts tagged with 'documentary'
Jen Heuson is a scholar, traveler, and media artist currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her work critically engages the mediated production, consumption, and circulation of knowledge, culture, memory, and identity during travel, both real and imagined. Specifically, she is interested in exploring links between experience, sensation, and liveness or everydayness, on one hand, and media, epistemology, and politics, on the other. She has engaged these questions through traditional academic forms (conference, journal, thesis) and through various multimedia inquiries (sound ethnography, film documentary, radio and print journalism). Her award-winning films have screened internationally at venues as diverse as FLEX Fest, Big Muddy, Black Maria, and the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival. Her forthcoming publications include a multimedia portrait of the Black Hills (Sensate Journal of Sensory Ethnography 2011) and an acoustic biography of Martin Heidegger (Contemporary Music Review 2011). Jen holds an MA in Film and Television Studies and an MA in Philosophy and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam as well as a BA in Philosophy from the University of Northern Colorado. For more about Jen and her collaborative work with partner Kevin T. Allen, visit smallgauge.org.
Max Mauro was born in Switzerland, the son of Italian immigrants, and raised in Italy. Trained as a journalist, he has published two cycling travel books, and an awarded study about the lived experience of migrants to and from Italy. Before moving to Ireland to start a PhD he has lived and worked in Venezuela and Germany. He has always been passionate about football (aka soccer) and in recent years has been involved in short documentary film projects about this sport. More at www.ctmp.ie
99 is completing his Masters in Media Studies this summer. He has designed an interactive game which produces Sol LeWitt styled videos using Sudoku (http://rootjam.com/widgletville/). He also produced a user guided documentary of Ernst Benkert, Next! (www.ernstgrid.com). When toggling between jargon and titillation, 99 wonders if and if so how much he has wasted his years learning to love the mediocre and how he might measure such a thing.
For the last seven years Lukas Brasiskis has worked in film education, theory and production. In 2005, after earning his bachelor degree in Vilnius University (Lithuania), he was among the founders of the first non-government Film and Media Education Center (www.menoavilys.org) in Lithuania. There he worked on implementation of a number of film education projects and reviewed films in Lithuanian cinema-devoted magazines and on Lithuanian National TV. Since then Lukas has been contributing to the biggest film devoted magazine in Lithuania “Cinema” (“Kinas”). In 2006 Lukas was one of the directors (together with Rugile Bardziukaite and Dovydas Petravicius) of the experimental documentary “K City”, which received The Best Youth Documentary Award in the Lithuanian contest organized by Goethe institute and was selected to be screened in the International Munich Film Festival for Film Schools among other international film festivals. In 2009 Lukas has received Fulbright Scholarship and currently he is pursuing MA degree in Film and Media Studies Program at the New School University. In New York City Lukas continues to focus his attention on film theory, in particular on the temporal aspect of moving images and their exceptional rapport with reality. Lukas also creatively examines film as he produces his theory-and-practice based master’s thesis on “Cinematic Realism beyond Representation”. As a part of his thesis Lukas has also worked on three-channel video installation “any-space-whatever” (http://aswnewyork.tumblr.com) as well as on a creative documentary “Moving Memories”.
Katherine Boss is a writer and aspiring film and media studies librarian. She began her career in print journalism as a reporter for The Grand Rapids Press while completing her bachelor’s in communications at Grand Valley State University. After moving to New York City, she obtained her master’s in library and information science at Long Island University. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the first year studies program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, where she also works as the library’s reserve/electronic reserve coordinator. In her pursuit of an M.A. in Media Studies at The New School, her work has focused on media censorship and audio documentaries. Her goal is to preserve, catalog, and expand film and media studies collections at academic libraries.