Janet Walker (Film and Media Studies)
Constance Penley (Film and Media Studies)
The Environmental Media Initiative Research Group (EMIRG) consists of UCSB faculty and graduate students from across the campus convened to develop environmental media projects in research, teaching, and public programming for the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Environmental Media Initiative.
EMI teaching initiatives range from the Blue Horizons Summer Program for Environmental Media and the GreenScreen Environmental Media Program to a seminar course on the Art of Science Media. Blue Horizons and GreenScreen are supported by grants from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Corp., UCSB Summer Sessions, and the Coastal Fund, among others. EMIRG team members will look to creating a multi-department, cross-division undergraduate and graduate emphasis in environmental media.
EMI programming efforts include a conference on Environmental Media, film festival panels on green movie production, film screenings of innovative environmental films, and invited lectures by an international array of scientists and artists addressing issues of the environment in film and film in the environment. The EMIRG team will help to develop environmental media programming in the state-of-the art Pollock Film Theater for education and entertainment and to provide scientific data visualization for research.
With founding members from departments including Art, Black Studies, Communication, English, Film and Media Studies, Geography, Political Science, and Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, and from the Media Arts and Technology program, the Marine Science Institute, the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the Givertz Graduate School of Education, and other centers of knowledge, EMIRG is diverse yet focused in its interests, grounded yet expansive in its thinking, and unswervingly innovative in its commitment to environmental research and remediation.
- EMIRG Brown Bag Session "Imaging and Imaging Sea Level Rise" on May 11, 2012 12:00 - 1:00 in SSMS 2135
- GreenScreen Premiere Student Film screenings on April 19, 2012 7:00 - 9:30 PM at the Pollock Theater
- Annie Leonard Lecture on April 12, 2012 7:30 - 10:00 PM at the Pollock Theater
- Art and Architecture on Film - Fold Crumple Crush – The Art of El Anatsui and The Future of Mud – A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne
- How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr. Foster? and Malls R Us
- Symposium: Perspectives on Risk (10/14/2011)
- Screening of Michael Madsen's Into Eternity (2010) (10/17/2011)
- A Conversation With Filmmaker Michael Madsen (10/18/2011)
- Toxic Tourism (05/13/2011)
- Humans and the Environment - Lessons from Post-Katrina That May Apply to Fukushima (04/08/2011)
- Imaging/Imagining Polar Ice (01/28/2011)
- Skepticism and Climate Change (01/14/2011)