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Christo is pursuing an MA in Media Studies at The New School. Research interests include the history of media as a place and metaphor for memory, the role of locative media in defining, navigating and transcending boundaries, and the idea of media as a mirror in decision support systems. He holds a BA in History and International Relations from Trinity Western University. Christo is a South African born Canadian who calls Seattle home.
Laura Simpson is an installation/new media artist living in New York City. She has exhibited in the United States and Canada, including Los Angeles, Tampa and Montreal. She is currently a MFA candidate in Design and Technology at Parsons, The New School of Design.
Karen Fratti lived in Rome, Italy for five years before returning to begin the MA in Media Studies at The New School University. This is her second semester in the program where she is focusing on media theory, especially the social and political implications of the Internet and the changing field of journalism. She has a B.A. in English from Temple University.
Pedro Juan Vidal is a video-artist based in Brooklyn, New York. With an undergraduate degree in film studies, Pedro came to study his Master’s in Film & Media Studies at the New School with an interest in cultural studies and aesthetic critique. His work explores everyday life in its construction and assemblage. Kino-Made, the project which he brings to Critical Themes, transforms the construction and assemblage of cinema into a school of thought. Kino-Made investigates the possibility of an egalitarian discourse between the the artist and spectator through the cinematic object. Vidal’s videos can be found here.
Sam Morrison is a Master of Arts candidate in media studies at the New School and a musician with a background including improvisation, performance in musical traditions of the Americas, Europe and Africa, and music theory and history. His work in media studies deals with music, film/video and visual art through questions of individual creative practice, reception and interpretation, and sensory and embodied experience. His current and recent production activity includes composition, piano performance, film sound design, and multimedia installations.
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”.
Margaret Leigh Schmidt is a feature film publicity senior executive. Employed by CBS Films, Warner Bros Pictures, Phoenix Pictures and Home Box Office she has been responsible for designing and implementing publicity campaigns on such feature films as Dick, U-Turn, The Thin Red Line, The Last Samurai, White Oleander and Insomnia. At Home Box Office she was responsible for launching the award-winning The Late Show, Barbarians at the Gate and The Tuskegee Airmen. She was educated at American Film Institute, Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School, Rider University and The New School University. In addition to her work in feature film she is a playwright. Her first play Without Reason, developed at Circle Repertory in the PIP program, was a semi-finalist in the CBS East/West Playwriting competition of 1983/84. Her second play Heartaches was a finalist in the CBS/Dramatist Guild Best New Play of the Year playwriting completion of 1985. Crooks was produced at the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles in 1998 and The Dress directed by novelist and playwright Craig Johnson was produced at the Wyo Theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming in 2003. She is a member of the Board of Directors of WeSpark a cancer outreach center in Sherman Oaks, California, the Advisory Board of Girls Write Now in New York City and the Centennial Committee of the National Board of Review.
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.
Alex Cline is a dissident researcher and social media technician, interested in the role reappropriated technology plays in supporting autonomous spaces. Originally from London, he moved to the NY Metro Area for high school and now traverses New School as a Philosophy student and a Research Assistant in the Eugene Lang Culture and Media Department. Other current projects include a reconsideration of the composite individual in Spinoza’s Ethics, a critical media analysis of Russian subversive art group Voina, and a forthcoming panel on Youth and Precarious Labor. http://newschool.academia.edu/AlexCline
Cordelia Eddy is a Social Inquiry student at Lang, graduating this May. She is currently working on her thesis on artificial wombs, concentrating on the way in which utopian and dystopian views about “artificial birth” manifest in sci-fi, feminist theory, and bioethics and their intersection with modern conceptions of progress and the human. Her interests include cyborg feminism, critical geography, and animation theory. Upon graduation she plans to work on an ethnography of traveling carnies, co-lead a class at The Public School on mumblecore film and apply to graduate school in cultural studies.