Collaborative CMP Projects | manipulation

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“manipulation” is a collaborative project between Salmaan Mirza and Shireen Hamza investigating the traces of human presence on archival documents. They have, to date, produced experiments in text, 16mm film, and printmaking. Some of these are shared below: Images above by Salmaan Mirza ________________________ Shireen Hamza [1] Image credit: Institute for Arabic Manuscripts, al-Ahgaf Library,…

Collaborative CMP Projects | Later USA Almanac: Selected Writings and Lectures of Peter Warshall

Parker Hatley is finalizing a book project featuring unpublished writing and selections from the personal archive of Peter Warshall (1943-2013), the late maniacal naturalist, bio-gladiator, and land-use editor for the “Whole Earth Catalog.” A capsule biography and testament assembled in Peter’s writing cabin in the Sonoran Desert, the book explores the constitutive affinities and tensions…

Collaborative CMP Projects | Off-Site: Diasporic Imaginaries of the Balkan Edge

“Off-Site” is a practice-based research initiative that curates the production and distribution of diasporic knowledge on art, architecture, and urban studies through alternative forms of exhibition, archivation, and image-making. Employing methods in visual anthropology, cultural heritage studies, and environmental humanities, “Off-Site” explores embodied, material, and spatial forms of change to land, place, and belonging. Centering…

Apply for CMP: Next Deadline Nov. 8

The next deadline to apply for the Critical Media Practice secondary field is Monday, Nov. 8. The Graduate School in Arts and Sciences offers a secondary field in Critical Media Practice (CMP) for Harvard PhD students who wish to integrate media creation into their academic work. CMP reflects changing patterns of knowledge dissemination, especially innovative…

Emilio Vavarella presents his CMP research in a solo show at GALLLERIAPIÙ

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Emilio Vavarella solo show “rs548049170_1_69869_TT (The Other Shapes of Me): Sourcecode” marks the conclusive act in a trilogy of exhibitions based on Vavarella’s project “rs548049170_1_69869_TT” (The Other Shapes of Me) and curated by the cultural organization Ramdom. The idea of the source code permeates the body of works exhibited in the gallery, and forms the…

Announcing CMP’s Flaherty Film Seminar Fellows

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The Film Study Center and Critical Media Practice program are delighted to announce our 2021 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellows, who will attend the seminar in July. Parker Hatley (CMP student and 2021-22 FSC-Harvard fellow) Chrystel Oloukoï (CMP student) Julia Sharpe (CMP student and 2021-22 FSC-Harvard fellow) Daphne Young Xu (2021-22 FSC-Harvard fellow) This list includes…

Four New Students

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CMP welcomes four new students to the secondary field: Ria Gyawali from Anthropology, Ana Laura Malmaceda from Romance Languages and Literatures, Junnan Mu from African and African American Studies, and Nnenna Onuoha from Anthropology. We look forward to following their research and artistic practice and supporting their capstone work….

CMP students Noha Mokhtar and Xavier Nueno win book award for “Chaque Mercredi Caracas” 

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“Chaque Mercredi Caracas,” the first publication of CMP Projects, was awarded one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2020. CMP students Noha Mokhtar and Xavier Nueno, in collaboration with visiting editor and designer Gregor Huber, worked on this publication in the context of the new course CMP Projects: Publication and Production, offered since Fall 2020…

Sensate Launches Collection “On Immersion”

Sensate: A Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice (co-founded by CMP-ers Julia Yezbick and Lindsey Lodhie) has just launched a special collection called On Immersion exploring questions around a “sense of being there” and forms of mediated interaction in fields from cultural anthropology to immersive technology. The collection includes an editorial essay as well…

Apply for CMP: Next Deadline April 1

The next deadline to apply for the Critical Media Practice secondary field is Thursday, April 1. The Graduate School in Arts and Sciences offers a secondary field in Critical Media Practice (CMP) for Harvard PhD students who wish to integrate media creation into their academic work. CMP reflects changing patterns of knowledge dissemination, especially innovative…