Modern Culture and Media Film Archives
MCM administers and staffs the Brown Film Archives. This is a constantly expanding pedagogical and research collection of film and television/video materials covering both U.S. and international media. As of this writing, it includes more than 1000 16mm film prints, and thousands of DVDs and videotapes.
The Modernist Journals Project is a major resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. Our primary mission is to produce digital editions of culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century and make them freely available to the public on our website.
Brown University Student Television (BTV) is Brown's only student-run film and digital media production group. Founded in 1987 by Doug Liman '88 (Director/Producer "The Bourne Identity", "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and David Bartis '88 (former Senior Vice President of Primetime Series at NBC) among others as a TV station on Brown's analog cable network, BTV has since grown and evolved into a digital-age production studio and distribution platform, producing Brown's finest web shows and short films, and helping train the next generation of Brunonians in the entertainment industry.
For the past 24 years, BTV has provided students with the unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in film and television management and production. At BTV, we offer students the opportunity to write, direct, produce, edit, and star in their own films and web shows. From live news, to sci fi, to event videography, to digital art, BTV is committed to nourishing and promoting the best of Brown student work.
The Main Green. It's the hub of Brown's campus. A live canvas for its students. From Modern Culture & Media concentrators producing interactive installations to college activists registering voters to LGBTQ students and their allies tie-dying rainbow t-shirts, the Main Green represents Brown University students' creativity, innovation, and unwavering sense of community. Inspired by this campus creative center, we created MainGreen.tv, an online platform that showcases the creative projects going on at Brown and RISD and the amazing students behind them.
Maingreen.tv is modeled after partner sites Massive.tv at Northwestern University and Kuumba.tv at Washington University – St. Louis. Each week we profile a student who is doing something dynamic and engaging in the areas of social innovation, activism, music, performance, visual arts, and a category we're calling x-factor. In addition to our profiles, check out our blog, which functions as a public forum for creative content and calendar of the most exciting events happening on campus.
Maingreen.tv is about supporting student creativity and facilitating collaboration using a contemporary, multimedia style of storytelling. We're trying to harness all the energy, talent, and innovation we see each day on the Main Green into an online creative community.
There are two multi-computer teaching facilities on campus. They are dedicated to the examination, analysis, and production of work in the arts and humanities using emerging computer technologies. They provide equipment and support for students and faculty using computer workstations to produce graphics, hypertext, video, animation and sound. They provide support for MCM classes and may be used for individual projects and research.
CHAISE Magazine offers emerging artists a forum for shared creative production and a community of experimentation. CHAISE publishes film/animation/video, music/sound experiments, photography/digital stills, hypertext, performance/installation documentation, MAX/MSP/Jitter, Director/Flash, and anything else that fits on a DVD or DVD-ROM. And did we mention it's free?
- Cogut Center for the Humanities
- Creative Arts Council
- Department of Africana Studies
- Department of Comparative Literature
- Department of English
- Department of French Studies
- Department of Italian Studies
- Department of Music
- Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
- Department of Visual Art
- Pembroke Center
- The Watson Institute for International Studies
- RISD Digital Media Program
- Rhode Island State Council on the Arts