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  • Programmed by students of FS47 Curating and Microcinema, this program examines the role of women in animation and comics. Exploring their roles as subjects and authors, the program features work by Lilli Carré, Lori Damiano, Amy Lockhart, Jo Dery, The Fleischer Brothers, Osamu Tezuka, and many more.  The outdoor screening will take place Tuesday May 31st at 9PM in the Maffei Arts Plaza, adjacent to the Black Family Visual Arts Center

  • Lizzy Rogers ’16 new animated film “A Story About You” will be featured at the Student Animation Screening.  “I really wanted to play with the idea of truth in cinema as well as connecting with the viewer,” Rogers said.  Read more in The D!

  • The students of Film Studies 38 Advanced Animation will screen their work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st in the Loew Theater, Black Family Visual Arts Center.  The show is free and open to the public.

  • Mary Flanagan’s new chapter in Zones of Control (MIT Press, 2016) is the culminating chapter in this book of 48 essays by luminaries in the field of study that includes simulations, military actions, and the theory and practice of war games. In A Companion to Digital Art (2016) Flanagan furthers her notions of "critical play" across today’s...

  • Thursday, May 26th at 7:30 PM in the Loew Auditorium of the Visual Arts Center.  Free and open to the public

  • Jennifer Levonian makes animations and paintings in Philadelphia. Her work explores the ambivalence of everyday life by focusing on things which go unnoticed and transforming them into bizarre narratives. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, NC; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; and the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH. She has attended residencies at Skowhegan...

  • To celebrate the White River Indie Film Festival alongside the anniversary year of The Center for Cartoon Studies, students in Jodie Mack’s “Curating and Microcinema” class will present a seventy-minute program of short animation films showcasing the representation of female comic characters. Featuring contemporary and historical works, this program celebrates the shared trajectories of comics and animation, as...

  • Surrounded by glass walls, the digital arts lab can be found on the first floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

    Several Film & Media classes have been held in the lab, including professor Jeffrey Ruoff’s “Experimental Filmmaking” and "Advanced Documentary", Mark Williams' "Broadcast and Electronic Journalism", and Peter Ciardelli's "Theory and Practice of Editing".

    The lab is a space in which students can create digital art using some of the most powerful graphic...

  • Works by Lizzy Rogers '16 and Kyle Kaplan 'G16 will be screened at the upcoming White River Indie Films Festival.  Kyle Kaplan's film Dino " is a short portrait of Taipei noisician Dino. Through interviews interwoven with performance footage, Dino reveals his musical past, his philosophy of performing, and the underlying Confucian principles of his practice." Lizzy Rogers' film A Lyric is "based on the poem by T.S. Eliot,...

  • Professor Flanagan reports that "Compared to the widespread acceptance of digital devices as evidenced by millions of apps, ubiquitous smartphones and the distribution of iPads in schools surprisingly few studies exist about how digital tools affect our understanding - our cognition."

    The study, High-Low Split: Divergent Cognitive Construal Levels Triggered by Digital and Non-digital Platforms (co-written and presented at CHI 2016 by ...