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Irradiant Fields by Laura Kraning
Blessing (working title) is an Augmented Reality application for smart phones… And who doesn’t need a blessing now and again? The application augments your camera feed with a virtual character  who blesses you with gesture and audio-visual shower.
Margaret Rhee, visiting assistant professor of media study at the University at Buffalo, has been nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2018 Elgin Award for her book “Love, Robot,” a collection of poems that explores a world in which robots and humans fall in and out of love.
“Find Me” is a 24 minute experimental narrative, non-dialogue short film that follows the journey of a girl who reflects on the past in memorialized spaces of family land.
Professor Josephine Anstey’s project Improvising Consciousness has been shortlisted for the 2018 Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition from Wonderbox Publishing and is now open for voting for the People’s Choice award!
Mani Mehrvarz, PhD candidate in Media Study, will premiere Asher, his feature documentary on July 5 in Cinema 123 midtown in NYC. The premiere will be opened by Dr. Candice Williams’s talk at 6:00 pm and will be followed by Q&A after the screening. Asher presents issues such as abortion and suicide in the life of a female athlete college student. If you would like to join, please visit the website for seat reservation:
PhD Candidate in Media Study Kalpana Subramanian presents Material Universe, a program of experimental films on June 17th at 4pm at The Bakery Atlanta. The program includes films by Eric Stewart, Taylor Dunne, Anna Kipervaser, Rhys Morgan, Ramey Newell, Erin Espelie, and Subramanian and will be followed by a Q & A with Subramanian.
Professor Mark Shepard will be featured in the Global Design NYU (GDNYU) exhibition COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES, & CULTURE opening this week in New York City.
Media Study PhD candidate John-Patrick Ayson will be offering a workshop (“The Anonymous Anthropocene”) and presentation (“Safe Spaces, Casualties, Prostheses”) at the University of Pecs, Hungary at photoSynth: symposium for self-powered electronic arts June 13-16, 2018.