Working/<3-ing Dead Media: A Roundtable Discussion Featuring Dying Media Enthusiasts

Presentations and a panel discussion focussed on the long lives of dead media including featured guests Jill Vuchetich(Head of Archives Walker Art Center), John Moret(Programmer and Projectionist Trylon Cinema), Sam Hoolihan(Visual Artist and Educator), and Show & Tell with Super-8 & 16 mm film presentations, rare 9.5 mm film stock (and digital migration), and a […]

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Call for Presenters! “Fellow Gritizens: Gritty, Memes, and Left Internet Culture”

Since his introduction to an “unprepared world” on September 24, 2018, Gritty, the mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, has experienced an unlikely rise. He threatened Iceburgh the Pittsburgh Penguin, fell spectacularly, came in like a wrecking ball. A Philadephia city resolution declared Gritty a “ghastly empty-eyed muppet” and “an acid trip of a mascot,” before […]

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MIMSGG Calendar Spring 2019:

1. Videographic Criticism Workshop Phase I: Autodidactics(CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)First session: Feb 8th, 2-5 pm, Nicholson 325 (future session dates TBD) – Phase I, Topic: In Transition Journal (all content is accessible for free) 2.  IAS Thursdays: Rick Prelinger  “The Romance of Obsolescence and the Promise of Hybridity”Feb. 14th, 3.30 pm Northrop Crosby Room 3. MIMSGG presents: Rick Prelinger”COMMON GEOGRAPHIES: […]

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Videographic Criticism Workshop Phase I: Autodidactics (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)

First session: Feb. 8th, 2-5 pm, Nicholson 325 (future session dates TBD) Phase I, Topic: In Transition Journal (all content is accessible for free)The videographic criticism workshop will give participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the multimedial form of academic scholarship whose topics can range much wider than media studies. The workshop stretches over two semesters, […]

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Rick Prelinger “COMMON GEOGRAPHIES” Workshop (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)

Rick Prelinger “COMMON GEOGRAPHIES: REPOSITORY AND COMMUNITY” Workshop (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)Feb. 15th, 1-5 pm Northrop Crosby Room (afternoon snacks provided)The evolution of media forms has accelerated production (especially documentary production) but left many artifacts, practices and people in its wake. At the same time media obsolescence creates opportunities for makers, archivists and community members to rethink the dynamic […]

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Projection Booth Workshop at Heights Theater (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)

Projection Booth Workshop at Heights Theater Feb. 28th, 1.30-3.30pm at Heights Theater Analogue projection technology is rapidly disappearing from many theaters across the U.S. However, a few locations in Minneapolis are still offering analogue film experiences, and we want to take advantage of those spaces to learn about where film came from and possibly, where it […]

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