Department of Media Study News & Events

ANALOG: A Film by John J. Fink

When: Sunday, April 10 · 3:00pm - 5:00pm
WhereMarket Arcade Films and Arts Centre

Traversing the boundaries of imagination and fact, filmmaker John J. Fink presents a new semi-autobiographical short film, Analog, about a young Buffalo, NY couple. Wade, a long haul truck driver (Benjamin L. Newmark) and his wife, Diana (Tilke Hill) struggle to come to terms with an open secret they must break to their son (Ethan Dempsy).

Written & Directed by John J. Fink
Produced by Isaac DV Johnson & John J. Fink

Screening in Shorts Block E on Sunday April 10th, 2011 at 3PM, Theatre #1 at Dipson Theatres Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre.

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PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated

PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated – Squeaky Wheel’s high-energy fundraising art party & art-stravaganza!
When: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00a.m.
Where: DNIPRO Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.)
Price: $15 pre-sale and $20 at door price ($15 for students w/ ID)

Squeaky Wheel is at it again! On February 26th, this Buffalo based media arts center is hosting their annual fundraiser showcase this year at the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. This unique multi-level venue will be the jam-packed with works of art from over 40 artists, featuring a massive dose of live music performances, an art auction, and interactive art projects such as an auto-playing musical instrument consisting of 12 vibrating dildos by Brian Larson Clark, 50-foot-long kinetic sculptures crafted from flexible tubes containing intelligent lights that moves with the rhythm of the music by Joel Resnikoff and even a human mirror ball. Purchase your tickets today and become part of the fun and games this year.

For those of you interested to get the first crack at the art auction, get a ticket for the Peepshow PEEP! Pre-party from 7:00-8:00pm. Pre-party tickets are available online and include adjacent parking, first bid at the art auction, complimentary cocktails, authentic Ukrainian hors d’oeuvres, a VIP video screening at 8:00pm, and music by After Hours.

Advance tickets will be sold for $15 at Squeaky Wheel, Café Taza, Sweetness 7, Talking Leaves and online.

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ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP featuring Zach Gage

Open to the Public

Artist Talk presenting Zach Gage
When: Monday, February 7 @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: CFA 235 (Screening Room)

Workshop by Zach Gage
When: Tuesday, February 8 @ 1:00 – 4:40 pm
Where: CFA 246 (Lab 246)
The Workshop will feature iPhone and OpenFrameworks

Please RSVP to Teri Rueb at
Department of Media Study

Sponsored by: the Open Air Institute | UB Media Study

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The Geography Colloquium Series, Spring 2011 presents:

Strange Knowledge – Notes on Media Arts Research on Environmental Conditions
Presented by Marc Böhlen

When: Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
Where: 145H Wilkeson Quad (Reception to follow in the Hallway outside of Wilkeson 108)

The first Department of Geography Colloquium of the Spring 2011 semester will be Friday, February 4, 2011 at 3:15pm in Wilkeson 145H (the GIAL lecture room) with a reception to follow in the hallway outside of Wilkeson 108. Please join us!

Abstract: Media Arts have a history of engaging knowledge from other disciplines. The results that emerge from such engagements can take on odd yet at times revealing forms. In this presentation, Böhlen will discuss examples of media arts that query landscapes and the environment to generate discourses that expert groups (such as environmental scientists) do not readily generate. Böhlen will also discuss how such works can contribute to new research agendas, originating in the arts and feeding back into other disciplines.

Artist-engineer Marc Böhlen designs information processing systems that critically reflect on information as a cultural value. His projects derive qualitative potential from the realm of quantitative information and query the relationship between people and machinery in fundamental ways. Böhlen is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department
of Media Study at the University at Buffalo where he directs the PuCoMe (Public Computational Media) Lab. Recent art work has been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria, 2010). Recent publications include Ambient Intelligence in the City (Springer, Berlin, 2009) and Future Data Culture (Thresholds No38, MIT, 2011).

For more info on the Colloquium Series, contact Jared Aldstadt at:

This Event is Co-Sponsored by the Undergraduate Geography Student Association (UGSA) & Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA).


“Strange Knowledge – Notes on Media Arts Research on Environmental Conditions”


Marc Böhlen

Associate Professor,
UB Department of Media Study


Friday, February 4, 2011

3:15 pm

145H Wilkeson Quad



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