Department of Media Study News & Events

Artists & Models: STIMULUS, May 1, 2010

stimulus poster

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center presents the 22nd incarnation of Artists & Models: STIMULUS, a rousing evening of art installations, performances and live music at the Rock Harbor Yard, 57 Tonawanda St., Buffalo. This year features the work of Media Study grad students, alumni and faculty including work by 404 Error (Anna Scime, Isaac Johnson, Liz Chow, Josh Parkins, James Boatwright, Scott Ries, Olivier Delrieu-Schulze, John Fink, Brian Clark), Al Larsen, Vincenzo Mistretta and Tammy McGovern, among others.

Visit Hallwalls to learn more. They are also looking for volunteers!

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JORDAN DALTON @ post-moot convocation 2010


MFA candidate Jordan Dalton’s multimedia installation Meat Out of the Eater (in collaboration with the poet Lara Glenum and multimedia artist and theorist Josef Horáček ) is going to be shown at the post_moot convocation of poetry and performance at Miami University of Ohio this weekend (Thursday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. – Sunday April 25, 3:30 p.m).

For more information:

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dms student show

Please join us for the Media Study End-of-the-semester STUDENT SHOW!
Monday, April 26, 2010

112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

5:30 PM through Intermission:

CFA 2nd Floor (Follow signs)


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RON DOUGLAS wins SUNY-Wide Film Fest Doc Award

unseen tears

Congrats to MFA candidate Ron Douglas for winning the Documentary Award at the 2nd Annual SUNY-Wide Film Festival for his film Unseen Tears: The Native American Residential/Boarding School Experience in Western New York!

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FLUXXLAB: Final Food & Emerging Media Speaker Series


Please join us for the final talk of the FEM Speaker Series!

Tuesday, 20 April at 5:30 in 301 Crosby Hall (South Campus)

Fluxxlab is a design firm founded by architects Jennifer Broutin and Carmen Trudell. Their work is focused on sustainable practice and innovative energy solutions that engage people through architecture. Both Jennifer and Carmen graduated from Columbia University’s Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program, where they began research and collaboration. Broutin teaches at New York City College of Technology. Trudell teaches at Columbia University and at New York City College of Technology.


Hope to see you there.

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DMS graduates featured in BNFF

Several Media Study graduates — including Elizabeth Nixon (BA ’09), Jason Aupperle (BA ’04), Dominick Saraceno (BA ,05), and Alex Teller, (BA ’07) — have films featured in this year’s Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival. For more info visit the

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“Officer Lenot In: Show Time” Written and Directed by Alex Teller (BA ’07) and Alon Jex at Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

Shot guerilla-style throughout all of New York City, Officer Lenot in: Showtime is a classic action/comedy cop movie with a film industry twist. Written and Directed by Alex Teller (BA ’07) and Alon Jex, Starring Alex Lazo de la Vega, Nick Magesis, Zach Augenfeld, Stephanie Pon, Josh Dodrill, Michael Cole & more! Check out for more info.

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“EMERGING LANGUAGE PRACTICES” Journal Launch Party April 20, 2010

ELP poster

Join us Tuesday, April 20th, from 6-8 in 232 CFA for a launch party for our new journal: Emerging Language Practices. We will have some refreshments, show some of the work that is included in the inaugural issue and have computers available for you to explore the contents of the issue.

Click on the image above for details, including the names of those whose work is featured in the issue.

More info here:

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“The Box of Sergius” Premiere April 27, 2010

Premiere of award-winning independent filmmaker Joe Blodgett’s The Box of Sergius (edited by UB Media Study senior Jordan Raup)

PLACE: UB Student Union Theater
WHEN: April 27th (Tuesday)
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

- BRING anyone you want because this is a FREE EVENT!

- Help SUPPORT a LOCAL Film Maker by watching his new Film!

RSVP Here:

PLOT SUMMARY: Kasimir Maya (Steve Fleck) is scouring the land in location of the Box of Sergius. With it he will become the god of this world and use it against all who oppose him. Edward Hyde (Branden Raczkowski) and Charlie Hyde (Matt Fleck) are joining forces to hide the Box and prevent Kasimir from unleashing his evil onto the world. Finch (Justin Tredo) and Vega (Eduardo Gonzalez) team up with Charlie and Edward in the battle for this world’s salvation.

Matt Fleck (Charlie Hyde)
Steve Fleck (Kasimir Maya)
Branden Raczkowski (Edward Hyde)
Jeff Pollock (Roskva)
Justin Tredo (Finch)
Paul Darling (Xavier Skirnir)
Eduardo Gonzalez (Vega)

Directed by Joe Blodgett
Edited by Jordan Raup

I hope to see you there!

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SOUNDZILLA: Class show April 25, 2010


Date & Time: Sunday, April 25, 7 – 9:30PM
Location: Soundlab, 110 Pearl St., Buffalo, New York 14202

Students from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting a FREE exhibition of sound art at Soundlab.

The exhibition, entitled SOUNDZILLA, is a collection of final projects by students in Intermediate Sound Art, an undergraduate-level course taught by Jessica Thompson in the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. This exhibition is supported by the Department of Media Study and Soundlab.

Many of the projects are interactive. Gallery visitors will be invited to participate in the projects over the course of the evening.

FEATURING WORK BY: Geoffrey Cook, Laura Diemer, Alec Erlebacher, Martin Freeman, Erica Grisanti, David Jamieson, Kirill Kolomyts, Ryan Mallette, Allen Mapenzauswa, Julia Norris, Michael Schmitz, Carl Smith, Will Stachnik, Alex Sunga, Jerry Theresanathan, EJ Vogel, Jesse Wekerle

More info on their Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=111128785580706&ref=ts

For more information, please contact:

Erica Grisanti:

Michael Schmitz:

Jesse Wekerle:

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