Big Data, a generative video poem by Dr. Diego Bonilla, Communication Studies, and Dr. Rodolfo Mata, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, has been included in multiple competitive exhibitions and festivals on 3 continents. The artwork speaks to the dangers of mixing big data research methodologies with persuasion-related pursuits. It also demonstrates, by offering an endless number of different semantically and grammatically correct video poems, that audiovisual media can be created on-the-fly to satisfy specific human-determined parameters. The generative video poem and more information can be found at https://modular.film/bigdataenglish
- Competitive festivals: Newlyn PZ International Film Festival 2020, Penzanse, United Kingdom (March 2020) / ARTS and Sustainable Development Goals Online Festival, Brooklyn, USA (April 2020) / Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle, USA (April 2020) / Hello World, Transcultural Exchange, Boston, USA (June 2020) / Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece (July-Sep, 2020) / 4° Festival ECRÃ of Audiovisual Experimentations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Aug, 2020) / The Banality of Evil in our Daily Lives, Berlin, Germany (Sep-Oct, 2020) / International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia, Bauhaus University Weimar and the Literary Society Thuringia, Weimar, Germany (Oct, 2020) / The 2020 Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Pasadena, USA (Oct-Dec 2020) / Festival de Cortometraje Universitario, Universidad Vasco de Quiroga, Morelia, México (Nov, 2020) / Festival Fotogenia, Posgrado de Arte y Diseño, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Nov, 2020) / Festival Internacional de Videopoesía Videobardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (TBD, 2021)
- Museums: CSUS Arts and Letters Faculty Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA (Oct-Nov 2019) / Web Biennal Apeiron, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (May 2020) / The FL3TCH3ER Exhibit, Socially and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee, USA (Oct-Dec 2020)
- Academic Publication and Presentations: Publication – FLAT Journal, UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Carnegie Mellon University School of Art (2020). Presentations – Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur les Mondes Ibériques Contemporains, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France (2019) / Feria Internacional del Libro del Estado de México, Toluca, México (2019)
Darryl Omar Freeman, Ethnic Studies, will participate on a panel at the Fair Housing for Our Future 28th Annual Laws and Litigation Conference, celebrating 53 years of the Fair Housing Act; a virtual conference online February 10-12, 2021. The panel is titled "Promoting and Protecting Housing Civil Rights of Native Americans and Indigenous People." His presentation will be on “Developing Cultural Competency - Building Relationships- Restoring Trust and Addressing the Digital Divide for Effective Outreach, Education and Enforcement.” www.fhconference.com.
Dr. Jian-Zhong “Joe” Zhou, University Library, is the co-author and the corresponding author of “Higher education and family background: Which really matters to individual’s socioeconomic status in China.” It will be published in March 2021 by Elsevier Journal of International Education Development. Thanks to CSU libraries and Elsevier’s contract for open access, CSU authors are waived of $2,000 open access gold package article fees in 2020 and 2021. Under the open access, this article is available online on at https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0738-0593(20)30493-4 and authors retain the right to post the article on his/her personal web or author’s institutional repository.