Mission

The Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media in the College of Media, Communication, and Information promotes nonfiction media as a socially responsive practice and inspires a regional, national, and international forum for documentary and ethnographic scholarship at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Mimesis

Mimesis is the current initiative at the Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media, bringing artists, filmmakers, and scholars together to engage with lived experience through nonfiction. Mimesis is a nexus for producing work at the University of Colorado Boulder, where new projects push the boundaries of nonfiction media to expand the social impact of documentary. Committed to working with people across disciplines and experiences, Mimesis offers a collection of resources for artists and scholars to transform and extend their research and creative work through documentary media production.


What We Do

Through the Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media, Mimesis offers master classes, curriculum development, project support, fundraising tools, technical resources, and access to a growing regional, national, and international network of documentary scholars and producers.

Please check our upcoming programs for educational and professional develpment opportuntinities, and our resources for more information on Mimesis Micro Grants, the Funding Search Tool, equipment, and facilities. Please contact us for more details at cdem@colorado.edu.


People

Mimesis is an open network of artists and scholars at the Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media spanning the CU Boulder community, adminstered by:

Eric Coombs Esmail, Director
Critical Media Practices

Dr. Christian Hammons, Associate Director
Anthropology and Critical Media Practices

Laurids Sonne, Research Assistant
Critical Media Practices - PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Arts Practices

Michelle Rupprecht, Administrator
Critical Media Practices - BA in Media Production

Diana Wilson, Staff Support
Department of Anthropology


Support

The Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media is generously supported by the College of Media, Communication, and Information, the Departments of Anthropology and Critical Media Practices, the Research and Innovation Office, and by individual contributions.

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