Prof. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga’s VR exhibit

Miranda TV VR project with bench at exhibitProf. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga’s is presenting the desktop and VR app “Realidad VE” as part of Open Studios at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. The exhibition is currently open to the public from 10am -6pm at the LES Gallery, 107 Suffolk St. (at Rivington) NY, NY.

The VR app will be available during Open Studios Closing on Friday, May 18th, from 6-9pm. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Prof. Kelly Anderson’s screening

Unstuck PosterProf. Kelly Anderson’s documentary UNSTUCK will be screening at The
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival ​UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie
You would be amazed what kids can teach you about OCD.

There is a lot of confusion about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). To uncover what OCD is, and what it isn’t, UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie focuses on an unlikely group of experts: Kids.

By sharing some unique OCD stories, the film reveals the complexity of this mental health disorder and allows kids and teens to explain how they learned to face their fears and regain control of their lives.
UNSTUCK film image of girl standing on street

2018 The Aronson Awards Student Winners

Nicholas AugustineNicholas Augustine – Undergraduate Journalism Winner

Congrats to our own Nicholas Augustine, a Media Studies major with a Journalism concentration for winning the Aronson Award for Undergraduate Student Journalism. Augustine covered the South Bronx neighborhoods of Longwood and Hunts Point as a reporter at the Hunts Point Express. While there, he reported on the governor’s plans for the Hunts Point Market and the failures of “Vision Zero” for poor communities like Hunts Point, among other stories. Well done Nick!

Dori CohenDori Cohen – IMA Documentary Winner

“No Shifts, No Boss, No Limits” reads a giant billboard in one of the main transportation hubs of NYC. From adjunct professors to taxi drivers, many people are finding themselves outside of the traditional employment model, with no benefits and little job security. This transformation is further exasperated by technological developments and the rise of the “gig economy.” Freelance Nation explores the other side of the popular “sharing economies” from the perspective of Uber drivers as they struggle to organize for workers’ rights being eroded under the guise of freedom and opportunity.

Dori Cohen is a documentary filmmaker and MFA student at Hunter College Integrated Media Arts program. She is the co-founder of Framing The Cause Pictures, a production company that partners with organizations to tell stories that strengthen social justice initiatives.