UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley


Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

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  • BFMS Lecture and French/Film/Theory Conference

    Apr 13Apr 14, 2017

    142 Dwinelle Hall and French Library

    Luc Vancheri

    Join us for two upcoming events in the department of Film & Media!   April 13, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm 142 Dwinelle Hall   "From Renoir's Imaginary Museum to his Christian Imagination: On La Grande Illusion (1937)" ​ Luc Vancheri Professor of Film Studies Université Lyon 2   Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion is one of the most …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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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