Via Barbara Knorpp, UCL Institute for Archaeology/Museum Studies Visual Anthropology and the City is a one-day-symposium at UCL, which brings together anthropologists, filmmakers, and artists and organised by the Institute of Archaeology, Department of Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) on Friday 14th October 2016.
Anna Grimshaw, Emory University In 1960, Bill Coperthwaite bought 300 acres of wilderness in Machiasport, Maine. Influenced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and by the back to the land movement of Scott and Helen Nearing, Bill Coperthwaite was committed to what he called“a handmade life.” For over fifty years
The amateur film is becoming a global visual lingua franca, a consequence of the conjuncture of the digital with new and widely accessible film technologies (notably the camera phone) and new methods of distribution (open access video platforms, typified by YouTube). Amateur film now saturates online media discourse as well
My Street’s annual competition is now open for submissions, with a deadline of May 19th. My Street is a documentary film archive, focused on the UK, but expanding rapidly across Europe of short films produced by amateur, professional (and anything in-between) filmmakers. The project is resolutely local – all
Luana Kaderabek, UCL Digital Anthropology This documentary has been created as part of the Digital Anthropology (MSc) program at UCL. The filmmaking module, led by the visual anthropologists Vikram Jayanti and Richard Curling, challenges anthropologists to incorporate digital media as a research tool in their ethnographies. The Minstrel has been nominated
PALESTINE AND THE MOVING IMAGE is a one day conference dedicated to the subject of Palestine in film and video. Convened by the Palestine Film Foundation in association with the Centre for Palestine Studies at the London Middle East Institute, SOAS, the event is the first of its kind
A small but amazing feat of entymological excitement in a film by Percy Smith from 1910, one of a series of “natural filmmaking” productions… (via Nina Hein, NYC)… The Acrobatic Fly (1910) – YouTube.
Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University Vancouver In a couple of remarks collected from costume designers in the course of my research on the making of popular Hindi films (“Bollywood”), I was told that a challenge for the designer wanting to create “real” (as opposed to glamorous