The Brakhage Center for Media Arts presents the Luncheon Series 2022
ATLAS 102 // refreshments provided // 12pm
Luncheon Series 2022
Friday, September 23
Dennis Doyle is an interdisciplinary researcher exploring queer ecologies of waste, atmospheric chemistry, and multisensory installation. Their work has been exhibited around the country, including Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Colorado. They have been nationally recognized for their scholarly work, including the Beinecke Scholarship and scientific publications such as Nanophotonics and ACS Optics. A Pittsburgh native, they completed a BA in Studio Arts and BS in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, they are a graduate student at CU Boulder pursuing an MFA in Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice and is the artist in residence at the Brakhage Center for Media Arts.
Friday, October 14
Skinner Myers is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed 11 films, including 'La Tierra del Exodo', 'Nightmares by the Sea', 'Things of Beauty Burn' and 'Frank Embree', which took home the Grand Jury Award at Hollyshorts. His feature film debut, 'The Sleeping Negro', World Premiered at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival and Internationally Premiered at the 2021 Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris, France. Myers has studied at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.
Friday, November 4
Sandra Ristovska studies how images shape the pursuit of justice and human rights in institutional and legal contexts nationally and internationally. Her research is informed by her experiences as a documentary filmmaker and premised on the understanding that without systematic guidance and applications for treating images as evidence, civil rights and human rights may be disparately recognized and upheld. A 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellow, Ristovska recently completed a research residency with the Scientific Evidence Committee of the Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association. Her publications include the award-winning monograph, Seeing Human Rights: Video Activism as a Proxy Profession (The MIT Press, 2021), an edited book, Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice (Palgrave, 2018), and over two dozen journal articles and book chapters.
Friday, February 25
Geoff Marslett is a director, writer, producer, animator, actor and Assistant Professor in the department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts. His career started with the punk rock animated short Monkey vs. Robot before directing two narrative films MARS and Loves Her Gun, as well as producing on and acting in the experimental feature documentary Yakona. He has appeared onscreen in films like Thou Wast Mild and Lovely and Tombstone Rashomon and even a TV guest starring role as the unibomber. His most recent film The Phantom 52 premiered at Sundance in 2019 and has gone on to play over 75 film festivals. He grew up a cowboy with an interest in physics and art, and has a cat named FatFace. He still loves making things.
Friday, March 18
Josh Shepperd is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and is a media historian who researches the parallels between critical media theory and critical intervention in media practice. His manuscript Shadow of the New Deal: The Victory of Public Broadcasting (University of Illinois Press) argues that U.S. public media originated as a grassroots coalition to increase equal access to education through technology during the 1930s. Shadow details how New Deal media producers, government agencies, and political economists organized an alternative media industry under dominant commercial and legislative discourses. In 2022 Josh will complete an update to the official “History of U.S. Public Broadcasting” with Dr. Allison Perlman (University of California-Irvine) for Current and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). As Sound Fellow of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), Josh has worked on numerous grant, collaborative, and preservation initiatives. He is currently director and convener of the “Sound Submissions Project,” a digital humanities and curatorial program of the Library of Congress Recorded Sound section.
Jamie Marie Wagner
Friday, April 15
Jamie Marie Wagner is a Faculty Fellow and Moving Image Archivist in CU Boulder Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections, where she oversees archival film and video and collections related to media history. With Cinema Studies' professor Sabrina Negri, she is co-PI of a three-year Institute for Museum and Library Services grant to develop an experiential undergraduate curriculum in media archiving and preservation at CU Boulder. She has an MA in Film and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she currently serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists and Colorado/Wyoming liaison to the Association of Moving Image Archivist's Regional Audiovisual Archives Committee.