Resources for the MCM Community

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.

Magic Lantern Cinema

Magic Lantern Cinema is an experimental film and video series based in Providence, RI.  We produce curated programs of short films, videos, and new media art, as well as screenings of experimental features, long-form cinema, and multimedia performances. We are supported by grants from the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies at Brown University and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

BMP - Brown University Motion Pictures

Founded in 1987 by Doug Liman (director of The Bourne Identity), Dave Bartis (producer of The O.C.), and Steve Klinenberg, the student organization formerly known as Brown Television (BTV) quickly became one of the most active student groups on Brown’s campus, and one of the best-equipped student television stations in the country.

After transitioning from television broadcasting to an online  streaming platform, the newly titled Brown University Motion Pictures (BMP) has moved quickly towards becoming a top tier student-run production house. Equipped with new, digital equipment including prosumer-grade cameras, lights, and audio equipment, and forging partnerships with other student groups and local businesses and production companies, BMP continues produce some of the highest quality student-made work of any production outfit on the net.


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, an online platform that showcases the creative projects going on at Brown and RISD and the amazing students behind them. is modeled after partner sites at Northwestern University and 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. 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.

Brown University Multimedia Labs

There are three Multimedia Labs on campus. The Multimedia Labs are multi-computer teaching facilities dedicated to integrating creative technology with teaching and learning . They provide software, equipment and support for the production of web, software development, graphics, video, animation, 3D fabrication and sound. Student can use the labs for creative projects and faculty can use the labs as teaching spaces. The three multimedia labs are located at:

  •  List Art Building, room 315

  •  Granoff Creative Arts Center, room N320
    • Brown community members can be given card access to List and Granoff labs after taking a training session
  •  Grad Center, basement of tower E (use left-side door under spiral staircase) 
    • 24-Hour access for all Brown community members

Learn more about the Multimedia Labs here.

Chaise Magazine

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?