Ashley Judd on Images of Women in Media

Ashley Judd calls out the misogyny in media when discussing women’s bodies with her op-ed for The Daily Beast. Read it if you haven’t already because it definitely is worth your time — and she uses the f(eminist) word to boot.

JR’s TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out | Video on TED.com

For International Women’s Day! JR talks about his film WOMEN ARE HEROES as well as gives us much food for thought regarding and social justice.

About the NAMAC Bloggers

Just signed on as a NAMAC blogger — will be focused on media literacy, media activism, and emergent media forms/formats (especially transmedia). I should be getting my first post out there soon, and I am going to start out with an interview of remix artist, Elisa Kreisinger of Pop Culture Pirate, which should be a […]

Bridging the Creative/Critical Divides

Great Discussion over at Arts Journal all this week on issues concerning artists, arts and technology, and creative rights. There are 22 guest bloggers from artists/media makers, policy folks, and academics like myself. I was fortunate to be one of those invited to blog. Check out the blog all this week and participate/comment! The above […]

Women and Silent Screen VI Conference, June 2010

Just a quick note to mention the upcoming Women and Silent Screen VI conference coming up next week in Italy. I am very excited that I will be able to attend this year as this is truly my favorite academic event. There are wonderful presentations, great scholarship, amazing screenings featuring beautiful prints of rare films, […]

Strategy for Social Change Initiatives: Shirts and Boobs

A couple of cross postings here on the recent Brain/Boob quake “face-off” that just went spinning through the social media orbit this past Monday, April 26. First, Lina Srivastava, my colleague from transmedia activism sets the stage for us and the following blog entry are post “quake” thoughts from the Brainquake organizer, the always amazing […]

Crossing the Wild River: R.I.P. Robin Wood (1931-2009)

Shared from the amazing Film Studies for Free website, by Catherine Grant. Crossing the Wild River: R.I.P. Robin Wood (1931-2009) Posted using ShareThis

Wayne State University Press – Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History – Edited by Vicki Callahan

Hi all, just a quick note with the link on the forthcoming collection. I will be putting up a website in the New Year with details on contributors and some fun extras so stay tuned! Wayne State University Press – Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History – Edited by Vicki Callahan

Cinecon 45 Hollywood Sept 3-Sept 7

Ida Mae Park wrote in 1920. wrote:“As for the natural equipment of women for the role of director, the superiority of their emotional and imaginative faculties give them a great advantage. The fact that there are only two women directors of note in the field today leaves an absolutely open field. But unless you are […]

DIY DAYS, Philadelphia, August 1, 2009

From our friends at The Workbook Project a wonderful resource for all things media in digital age, comes the announcement of DIY DAYS in Philadephia, August 1, 2009. I will be attending the event and very excited to see the line-up of speakers engaging with issues around new forms of creativity, distribution, funding, technology, across […]