Welcome Back!

by Matt on August 30, 2012

A warm welcome to all the new (and used!) students in the BA program in Communication Studies at Concordia University here in Montréal. We had an excellent year in the Intermedia production stream in 2011/2012, and this year promises to be even better.

Our most exciting news is the addition of a new faculty member to Intermedia. We’re delighted to welcome Assistant Professor Emily Pelstring, who will be teaching the senior course COMS474 Intermedia III. (Professor Tagny Duff will again be teaching COMS274 Intermedia I, and Professor Matt Soar (that’s me!) will be taking care of COMS374 Intermedia II.)

Professor Pelstring recently described herself as follows: “I am a multi-media artist with an interest in expanded animation and video art. My research focuses on the historical/cultural implications of artistic experiments with moving-image technologies. Over the last few years, I’ve been making music videos and installation art, curating screenings and exhibitions, working in the software industry, and teaching at Dawson College. These days I’m writing a curatorial essay about stereoscopic animation production to coincide with a show of 3D work at Studio XX, a local media art resource center.”

Here are links to Prof. Pelstring’s website, two recent curatorial projects (1, 2), and a recent radio interview.


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