Patricia Zimmermann

Patricia Zimmermann

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

Patricia Zimmermann delivers invited lecture at York University

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered an invited lecture entitled "Towards a Theory of Open Space Documentary 2.0" at York University in Toronto, Canada on May 16, 2011.

Zimmermann's lecture elaborated a theory of open space documentary operating across platforms in a web 2.0 environment, where projects are designed for collaboration, participation, contingency, and adaptability. Her lecture analyzed a range of international documentary Web 2.0 and new media projects emerging from South Africa, China, Colombia, Indonesia and the United States that had been curated for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

The public lecture was featured as part of the Summer Institute on Digital Activism and the Environment sponsored by York University and mounted by filmmaker John Greyson and filmmaker/theorist Brenda Longfellow.

Originally published in Intercom: Patricia Zimmermann delivers invited lecture at York University.