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Cornell is among the nation’s leading campus film exhibition programs, screening close to 180 different films each year, 5-7 nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre, equipped with reel-to-reel archival 35mm and 16 mm film projectors, digital and digital 3D projection, and Dolby Surround Sound. Many programs are unique to the region and mirror offerings found in New York City. Cornell Cinema also has a paper archive of stills, press kits, lobby cards & posters dating back several decades. Its video collection—which includes U.S. and international art film, video art, and documentary works on videotape, as well as video distribution and exhibition catalogs from the 1980s and 1990s—comprises part of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art.
The Dark Laboratory is an engine for collaboration, design, and study of Black and Indigenous ecologies through creative technology. Co-founded by Tao Leigh Goffe and Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professors at Cornell University, the Dark Laboratory is a collective funded by generous sponsors including the Rural Humanities, a Mellon initiative at Cornell University. We are situated at the intersection of scholarship, artistic praxis to examine Indigenous forms of storytelling by centering local and global non-profit community institutions as educators.
Founded in 2006 by composer Kevin Ernste, the Cornell Electroacoustic Music Center (CEMC) provides a place for experimental music creation and production as well as a forum for research into emerging creative technologies. CEMC continues Cornell’s deep historical roots in electronic music, providing an environment of creativity and exploration, inciting students and faculty composers, performers, and scholars to investigate new musical paradigms and sound worlds. The Center is, therefore, primarily a place of openness, an outgrowth of the diversity of interests at Cornell as a whole. The Center’s mission is to widen the perspective of what is available, looking toward helping students develop their own artist toolkits.
-empyre- is a global community of new media artists, curators, theorists, producers, and others who participate in monthly thematic discussions via an e-mail listserv.