Patricia Zimmermann

Patricia Zimmermann

Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Culture and Communication
Faculty, Cinema and Photography
Faculty, Documentary Studies and Production

Ithaca College's Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Will Offer Special Presentation On Digital Media

ITHACA, NY—“Digital Counterpoints: Performance and Networked Media”—a panel discussion on thinking and acting in digital counterpoint—will take place on Thursday, April 3, as part of Ithaca College’s 11th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 4 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.

On the panel will be online curators Dale Hudson and Sharon Lin Tay, new media artist Stephanie Rothenberg and locative media artist Nick Knouf. They will provide examples, forms and tactics.
A film, video and new media theorist and curator, Hudson focuses his research on cinema and new media in relation to racialization, nationalism, immigration and globalization, particularly within the contexts of the United States, France and India.
With Lisa Patti, he cocurated a preview event for FLEFF 2006 in collaboration with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Northeast Historic Film and the Human Studies Film Archives at the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently a visiting assistant professor at Amherst College.
Nicholas Knouf is a graduate student at Cornell University in information sciences. His work straddles the boundaries of computer science, robotics, science and technology studies, critical theory and new media art. He is interested in the ways technological artifacts can be designed, used, and modified in a participatory manner, enabling others to create their own realities.
Sharon Lin Tay is a film, video and new media theorist and curator. With Dale Hudson, she cocurated the 2008 FLEFF online digital art exhibition, “ubuntu.kuqala.” A lecturer in film studies at Middlesex University in London, she teaches film theory, world cinema and digital culture. She has published journal articles and book chapters on feminist film theory, Deleuze, world cinema and women filmmakers and writes for various film and media publications. She is currently working on projects about digital cinemas and the contemporary political documentary.
Stephanie Rothenberg is a new media artist working at the intersection of art and technology. She has lectured and exhibited at venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, ConFlux Festival in New York City, Toronto’s Interaccess Media Arts Centre, Radiator Festival of New Technology Art in Nottingham, England, ISEA in Helsinki, and Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing. She is currently assistant professor of visual studies at SUNY Buffalo.
FLEFF 2008 will run Monday–Sunday, March 31–April 6. A complete list of events, along with a day-by-day calendar, is available at
Launched in 1997 as an outreach project sponsored by Ithaca College, Cornell University’s Center for the Environment and Eunadi Center for International Studies and others, FLEFF has become a major regional event in upstate New York and enjoys an international reputation as a cutting-edge, multi-arts program.
For more information and to schedule interviews, contact Patricia Zimmermann at (607) 274-3431 or, or Tom Shevory at (607) 274-1347 or

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