Translating Media


TRANSLATING MEDIA is a Graduate Student Conference co-hosted by the Department of Critical Studies and the Media Arts and Practice PhD (iMAP) Program at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. The event is co-sponsored by the USC Graduate and Professional Students Senate (GPSS) and the Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS). I did a little organizational work for this conference, and I recommend it to anyone who happens to be in the Los Angeles area on April 3 and 4, 2009. Of particular interest is the Friday night keynote address by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, whose video, photographic and installation work tackles heavy stuff like faith, geopolitics and the way that the future gets imagined.

Photo: Epic, 2008. Video installation by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne with Rami Farah