The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
Cornell University    
  Feb 24, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

[Add to Favorites]

PMA 4435 - [Media Arts Laboratory: Culture/Cinema/Sensation]

(crosslisted) ANTHR 4035  
Not offered 2015-2016. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required.


This first class in an intensive two-course sequence brings together practice and theory to explore the intersection of the arts, cinema, and anthropology.  Students will train in media practices during this first class, focusing on developing skills in cinematography, sound recording, planning, and visual strategies. Students will also view a range of works for a critical introduction to visual anthropology, avant-garde cinema, and contemporary art under the rubric of sensory ethnography.  This new initiative supports students wishing to integrate audiovisual media in their work and seeks to foster a complementarity between text and image in ethnographically inflected work. Students who plan to take the second course in the sequence in the fall will also conduct media-based research and production over the summer.

[Add to Favorites]