Awards, Recognition's, and News from the C&P Faculty.

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Cinema and Photography Faculty News!

August 26, 2014

Cade Bursell won, the second time in a row, the highest award in the experimental category at the UFVA (University Film and Video Association) for Waveland (2014).  Last year she had won the same award for Salt Lines (2013).
Rob Spahr was one of the four fellows to be awarded the inaugural Unknown Territory Fellowship by the Hacktory (Philadelphia) to continue working on his Cruft series over the summer of 2014. The fellowship supports artists to "learn and explore at the edges of technology and art, literally in unchartered territory, to create new experiences and new possibilities with code, software, hardware and other forms of technology and creative expression."
Rob's  Data Loss Cruft (Corruption) received special mention at Viral Dissonance the 9th exhibition of digital media held by FLEFF (Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival). 
Angela Aguayo was hired by the Carbondale School District 95 to run their first restorative justice media camp as a part of the new summer Leadership Academy initiative. 
Alison Smith's photograph, "Fire, Laveen, AZ" was selected for juried exhibition at The Human-Altered Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery Middlebury, VT, July 29 - Aug. 22
Three of Alison's photographs, previously featured on the main page of the Society for Photographic Education's website, were selected for the first in-house exhibition in the SPE National Office headquarters: "Off the Web, On the Wall," June 20th – Aug. 8th.
Jyotsna Kapur presented, "Will Teach for Food: Academic Labor and the Neoliberal University" as part of a panel, "The political Economy of the Aesthetic in Neoliberalism: Art, Labor, and Cultural production in the Creative Economy" at IAMCR, Hyderabad, India, July 15-19, 2014. Yu Hui Tai, an alum, now teaching at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan was also on the same panel.  Her presentation was, "Under Dual Crisis:  Neoliberalism, Chinese Censorship and TV Workers in Taiwan."