UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  • Sebastian Franklin - Cleverness and Drive, or the Cybernetic Fantasy of Value

    Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    470 Stephens Hall

    In January 1951, R.S. Hunt—a British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diploma—sent a manuscript titled “Two Kinds of Work” to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunt’s manuscript promises to “put metaphysics within the scope of physics.” And it claims to do so by making “such quantities as …

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  • Oliver Gaycken - "A Cinema of Living Facts"

    Thu, Mar 9, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    A Cinema of Living Facts: The Encyclopaedia Cinematographica's Archives of Movement A signature achievement of the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) was its Encyclopaedia Cinematographica (EC) project, which was active from 1952 until the early 1990s. Divided into three section dedicated to biology, ethnology, and the technical sciences, the EC was conceived as a …

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  • BFMS Lecture - Luc Vancheri

    Thu, Apr 13, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Luc Vancheri

    Save the date! Luc Vancheri, professor in Film Studies at Université Lumière Lyon 2, will be presenting at Berkeley on April 13th, 2017.  For more information on Professor Vancheri's work, check out his page.  More information to follow. 

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  • BFMS Lecture - John Peters

    Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    John Lilly, Dolphin Voices, and the Tape Medium John Lilly, who made dolphins famous as cosmic minds in the water, was obsessed with their bioacoustic practices, including hearing and phonation. Lilly sits at the crossroads of many vectors in postwar America: the birth of the counterculture from the spirit of Cold War militarized science, the cybernetic dream of bridging animal, human, …

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  • BFMS Lecture - Amy Villarejo

    Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Save the date! Amy Villarejo, professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University, will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Title and abstract to follow!

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  • Noa Steimatsky - Roland Barthes Looks at the Stars

    Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Co-sponsored by the departments of French and Italian Studies This talk explores Roland Barthes’s several texts of the early 1950s concerning the face in film and in visual culture, high and low. Most intriguing in this regard is the little known “Visages et figures” — possibly Barthes’s most extensive, and friendliest, discussion of the moving image. Largely …

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  • Guest Lecturer: Rosalind Galt

    Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    The animal logic of contemporary Greek cinema Non-human animals play an insistent role in recent Greek cinema, from the pet bird whose food the starving music teacher eats in The Boy Eating the Bird’s Food (Lygizos, 2012) to the wild creatures from nature television copied by the protagonists of Attenberg (Tsangari, 2010). This attention to animals culminates in Yorgos Lanthimos’s …

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  • Guest Lecturer: Rebecca Baron

    Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Media Archeology as Creative Process Rebecca Baron is known for her probing essay films concerned with the construction of history, with a particular interest in media archeology and the ways different cine/photographic image making materials create meaning and also hold historiographic knowledge. Her films include: How Little We Know of Our Neighbours (2005) about Britain's Mass Observation …

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