Screen Culture Research Group

Studying the Material Culture and Practices of Screen Media

Screens images

Screens images

An archive of screens displayed on media
Canadian Educational, Sponsored, and Industrial Film Archive

Canadian Educational, Sponsored, and Industrial Film Archive

The Canadian Educational, Sponsored, and Industrial Film Archive: a research hub for scholars, students, historians, and archivists.
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Vanessa Schwartz (USC), “The Cosmopolitan Film”

October 17, 2008 Vanessa Schwartz (USC), “The Cosmopolitan Film” Additional support for this event came from McGill University Department of Art History and Communication Studies. Vanessa R. Schwartz is Professor of history, art history, and critical studies at the University of Southern California, where she directs the Graduate Certificate in Visual Studies program. A historian...

Haidee Wasson, “Screens and the New Museum”

September 4, 2008 Haidee Wasson (Cinema Studies, Concordia University), “Screens and the New Museum” Abstract: This paper and seminar addressed the questions raised by the convergence of two technologies of display: the film screen and the art museum. By focusing on a historical case study (The Metropolitan  Museum of Art, NY), we examined and discussed...

Anne Friedberg (USC), “The Virtual Window”

March 21, 2008 Anne Friedberg (USC) Seminar on her book The Virtual Window (MIT, 2006) Event report: The day after her public talk, Friedberg hosted a smaller seminar for graduate students and faculty, featuring an interactive presentation of The Virtual Window website that accompanies her latest book (http://thevirtualwindow.net/). Friedberg proposed the website as a response...

Anne Friedberg (USC), “Immaterials: Glass, Transparency & Architectures of the Metaverse”

The cinema screen has an element in immaterial architecture. Light could carry images, light could draw in space. As computers screens and TVs have become flatter the dimensionality of architectural space has transformed. This talk explored the tension between the materials of glass, screens, walls, and the immaterial(s) of the metaverse. No longer reliant on...
Dr. Anne Friedberg: “Immaterials: Glass, Transparency & Architectures of the Metaverse”

Dr. Anne Friedberg: “Immaterials: Glass, Transparency & Architectures of the Metaverse”

The cinema screen has an element in immaterial architecture. Light could carry images, light could draw in space. As computers screens and TVs have become flatter the dimensionality of architectural space has transformed. This talk explores the tension between the materials of glass, screens, walls, and the immaterial(s) of the metaverse. No longer reliant on...

“Useful Cinema Symposium”

August 17-19, 2006 “Useful Cinema Symposium,” Concordia University Additional support for this event came from a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Aid to Scholarly Workshops Grant.

“Geek-o-sphere: On the Materiality of Televisions and Computers”

August 16, 2006 Anna McCarthy (NYU) “Geek-o-sphere: On the Materiality of Televisions and Computers”