Predator (McTiernan, 1987)

Cinema, Nature, Ecology Film and Video Series: Hide

introduction by Hanna Rose Shell
Friday, April 3, 2009 - 5:30pm

From massive multiplayer games to the multiplex, cinema and media play a central role in shaping our awareness of “environments.” Cinema, Nature, Ecology, the sixth annual Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference, presents new scholarship on the moving image and the environmental imagination. The conference kicks off tonight with Hide, a program curated and introduced by media historian and artist Hanna Rose Shell (Harvard Society of Fellows and Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT) around her historical and theoretical concept of filmic camouflage—media immersion, visual fieldcraft, and textile concealment at play in environments of nature, film and war.

Co-sponsored by Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago Arts Council, Humanities Division Graduate Student Council, Mass Culture Workshop