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Reelabilities Film Festival

January 20, 2012


I just wanted to share the link for the NY Reelabilites Film Festival which will be going on from February 9th through 14th at locations all across the city (including NYU). It’s the largest festival in the country dedicated to “promoting¬†awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.” […]

Pili – Taiwanese Puppetry

January 19, 2012


Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons

January 18, 2012


Antony Hegarty is one of my all-time favorite musicians and also, one of the only transgender artists that I know of or have read about so widely in the media.¬†Below I have included an interesting interview conducted by The Observer and also a bit of info about one of his performance pieces, Swanlights, that is […]

Disability and Accessibility to New Media

January 10, 2012


In today’s class discussion we grazed over the subject of access to alternative forms of media and digital media (social media, blogs, indie media etc). However, since we only addressed the term from an economic lens, I thought it would be valuable to bring up the topic of disability in order to think about access […]

Racial stereotypes and the use of satire

January 5, 2012


I think Jaysmooth’s Ted talk is a really insightful way to look at how racial stereotypes are dealt with in interpersonal communication. As he stated, conversations about race are usually avoided or touched upon in generally superficial ways – like figuring out what racial category you should place someone in. In media, however, it seems […]