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.

Modernist Journals Project

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.

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 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

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?