Past Events


Born and raised in New York City, Nicolas Collins lived in Amsterdam and Berlin in the 1990s before joining the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of electronic circuitry, conventional acoustic instruments, and hybrid electro-acoustic instruments. He is editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal, and his book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide. Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGB and the Concertgebouw.

"Yes Men" co-founder Igor Vamos holds Master Class

Professor Mark Williams hosted a masterclass with "Yes Man" Igor Vamos on Mon., April 27.  The Yes Men are a culture jamming activist duo and network of supporters created by Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos. Through actions of tactical media, the Yes Men primarily aim to raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues.

Noted Film Director Abderrahmane Sissako holds Master Class

Professor Ruoff hosted a Masterclass with film director Abderrahmane Sissako on Mon., April 20. Sissako received the Dartmouth Film Award on Tues., April 21 at 7pm in Loew, following a screening/Q&A of his new film Timbuktu (2014), nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.


Oliver La Rosa’s music and research explores the concept of musical instrument in electronic and computer music, designing instruments that listen, understand, remember and respond. His open source Silent Drum and MANO controllers use computer vision techniques to continuously track and classify hand gestures. His most recent research [notes] explores computer assisted notation and generative music in Pure Data and LilyPond. His work has been featured in many international festivals and conferences, collaborating with several composers, improvisers and artists in a field of action that spans sound performance and installation, composing and performing music, and programming open source software. Some recognitions include scholarships and grants from the Fulbright Commission, the University of California, Meet the Composer and the Ministry of Culture of Spain, and composition and research residencies at ZKM and IRCAM. He obtained the 1st prize in FILE PRIX LUX 2010, a GIGA-HERTZ-PREIS 2010 special prize from ZKM and the 1st prize in the 2009 Guthman Competition from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology.


Scott Stark has produced more than 75 films and videos since 1980. Additionally, he has created a number of gallery and non-gallery installations using film and video, and elaborate photographic collages using large grids of images. Born and educated in the Midwest, he has always been interested in aggressively pushing his work beyond the threshold of traditional viewing expectations, challenging the audience to question its relationship to the cinematic process; yet he also tries to build into the work elements of humor and incongruity that allow the viewer an entryway into the work while maintaining a critical distance. Both a passionate purist and a cynical skeptic, he likes to emphasize the physicality of film while cross-referencing it to the world outside the theater, attempting to lay bare the paradoxes of modern culture and the magical nature of the perceptual experience.

Color Grading: This Week in the Digital Lab

Jamie Dickinson, formerly of the BBC, will lead a presentation on the art of Color Grading for Film on Thursday, February 26th at 7PM in the Visual Arts Center Digital Lab (room 109) as part of the Images in Motion Series.

You can read more about Mr. Dickinson's work here, and don't forget check out the Digital Lab workshop schedule

Budd Schulberg: A Centennial Celebration

Dartmouth College will celebrate the life and career of Budd Schulberg '36, arguably the greatest writer to have matriculated at Dartmouth. Schulberg is best known as an Academy Award winning Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, and Sports Writer. He was also a committed and controversial figure in American politics. The legacy of Schulberg's career will be surveyed and placed into historical context via presentations from family members, colleagues, and scholars. These events are free and open to the public (except as noted). ​

November 6 and 7, 2014
Black Family Visual Arts Center
Dartmouth College

November 6th, 2014

6:30-7:30pm Reception and Schulberg exhibit at Rauner Library

November 7th, 2014

All Events in Loew Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

8:30-9am Pastries and Coffee (301 Visual Arts Center)

9-9:15am Welcoming Remarks
Dean Adrian Randolph; Jay Satterfield (Rauner Library)

9:15-10:45am Budd Schulberg in Retrospect (I)

"Sammy Forever: The Enduring Appeal of What Makes Sammy Run"
Noah Isenberg (New School)

An Evening with Cinematographer John Bailey

Don't miss this opportunity to listen to John Bailey, renowned cinematographer and expert on cinematography history.

Co-sponsored by Film & Media Studies, the Hood Museum of Art, and The Howe Library (Bruce Posner).

More information is available at The Howe Library here.

Monday November 3rd

7PM Loew Theater, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Local Premiere of the restored film Moana (Robert Flaherty, 1926)

Direct from the New York Film Festival, we are hosting the local premiere of the restoration of Robert Flaherty's essential 1926 documentary Moana.  Details below.  Bruce Posner will introduce the screening and take questions afterward.

Moana with Sound
Robert Flaherty, Frances Hubbard Flaherty, Monica Flaherty 1926/1980
USA | Samoan dialogue and songs with English intertitles | Format: 2K
DCP | 98 minutes

Monday October 6th
7PM Loew Theater, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public