Dave Colangelo wins the SCMS 2021 Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award!
The SCMS 2021 Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award Committee and the Board of Directors have selected The Building as Screen: A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media (Amsterdam University Press, 2019), as the winner of this year’s award.
This year’s committee members were Mark Gallagher (Chair), Erica Stein, Kara Andersen. In their report, the committee noted,
“the winning title was a consensus choice that all on the committee ranked highly and were pleased to champion.”
A representative from the committee will make the formal announcement of the award during the awards ceremony, presented during the SCMS virtual conference this year, March 17-21, 2021.
Amsterdam University Press congratulate Dave on this fantastic achievement!
The Building as Screen
Dave Colangelo’s The Building as Screen: A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media describes, historicizes, theorizes, and creatively deploys massive media – a set of techno-social assemblages and practices that include large outdoor projections, programmable architectural façades, and urban screens – in order to better understand their critical and creative potential. Massive media is named as such not only because of the size and subsequent visibility of this phenomenon but also for its characteristic networks and interactive screen and cinema-like qualities. Examples include the programmable lighting of the Empire State Building and the interactive projections of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles.
About the author
Dave Colangelo is an artist, educator, and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. He is a founding member of Public Visualization Studio. He is Assistant Professor of Digital Creation and Communication in the School of Professional Communication (FCAD) at Ryerson University, and Director, North America, of the Media Architecture Institute.