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surface + depth: 2015 MA+P Showcase

The 2015 Media Arts + Practice Student Showcase, surface + depth, celebrates a full range of innovative, media-rich projects created by students in the division. In particular, we will honor the capstone projects produced by the seniors in the BA in Media Arts + Practice and the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship programs. These projects combine research in the student’s area of interest (or major in the case of the Honors students) with an appropriate media form to imagine the future of scholarship as it becomes interactive and cinematic.

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iMappening 2015

Entirely curated and produced by iMAP students, iMappening 2015 showcases a broad array of works-in-progress by the PhD students in the program, with examples of performance, installation, media-enhanced forms of civic engagement, video, projection mapping, games, cultural analytics, audio experiments, interactive book projects and more. The show features PhD candidates Karl Baumann, Biayna Bogosian, micha cárdenas, Laura Cechanowicz, Rosemary Comella, Behnaz Farahi, Todd Furmanski, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Samantha Gorman, Hao Gu, Juri Hwang, Jeanne Jo, Amanda Tasse and Clea von Chamier-Waite. There will also be talks by Karl Baumann, Rosemary Comella, Todd Furmanski, Adam Liszkiewicz, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz and Gabriel Peters-Lazaro.

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PhD Candidate Laila Shereen Sakr Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

MA+P PhD candidate Laila Shereen Sakr was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education for her studies of digital activism in the Middle East. Her research focuses on analyzing social media postings in both English and Arabic, using data trends to describe the process of political mobilization in the Arab world. Laila's archive of data, culled from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other websites, is contained in her website R-Shief, a "media system for research" that forms the foundation of her dissertation project.

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