BCNM was thrilled to support last week’s Film and Media graduate student conference: & Media. The conference ran from September 22nd to the 24th and featured Kristopher Fallon (a former BCNM DE, now at UC Davis!) and Jenny Odell as the keynote speakers. The conference focused on exploring how we understand media/mediums and how that understanding shapes and is shaped by overlapping conceptual frameworks, including (but not limited to) history, memory, place, and politics. Speakers from throughout the UC system gave presentations on subjects ranging from reality, sex and gender and the state. Weihong Bao finished with the closing remarks.
The event was sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Film & Media, Department of German, ARC | Arts + Design, UC Berkeley, Department of Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies, Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Ethnic Studies, and the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar.
Read what people had to say about the conference below!