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Deep Focus: A Report on the Future of Independent Media

"What will grow faster in the next decade, supply of media or the demand for it?"
Andrew Blau, author, Deep Focus

You are invited to an interactive discussion and networking reception with Andrew Blau of Global Business Network and leaders and visionaries from the film, radio, television, video game and Internet fields

Hosted by
The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture for the release of:

Deep Focus: A Report on the Future of Independent Media

Thursday, June 2, 2005
5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Please allow time to go through a security check and magnetometer
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian / George Gustav Heye Center

One Bowling Green, New York, NY

Moderator:
Joan Shigekawa, Associate Director of the Culture & Creativity Program at the Rockefeller Foundation

Speakers:
Andrew Blau, practitioner at Global Business Networks

Patricia Zimmermann, professor in the Department of Cinema and  Photography at Ithaca College. She is the author of "Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film" and "States of Emergency:  Documentaries, Wars, Democracies"

JC Herz, author of "Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our  Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds" and "Surfing on  the Internet," which was described by William Gibson as
"post-geographical travel writing." She was the New York Times'  first computer game critic and is now producing a documentary on the history of videogames for PBS. J.C. serves on the National  Research Council's committee on Creativity and Information Technology.

RSVP by May 26 to Julie Agosto at 212-245-0510 or rsvp_ny@promediacomm.com

To learn more about Deep Focus go to www.Namac.org

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