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SNF Public Humanities Initiative Presents Screening of ‘Third Kind’ on Dec. 10

NEW YORK – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative at Columbia University continues its event series on Thursday, Dec. 10, 12-1:30 PM EST, with a screening of the film Third Kind, directed by Yorgos Zois. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director, a perfect follow up to SNFPHI’s November writing workshop "Extra-terrestrial ethnographies of the future present."

Thursday's event springs out of SNFPHI’s collaboration with the University of Thessaly in Volos, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, and the Heyman Center in New York.

For the spring semester, SNFPHI is planning online seminars and workshops with grassroots initiatives that promote public humanities in Greece, videos, and materials to be featured on the SNFPHI website.

Third Kind was Greece’s official selection for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival’s La Semaine de la Critique. Shot exclusively at Ellinikon airport during the summer of 2017, the short film surveys the airport just after the last refugees encamped there were forcibly evicted. The story: three archaeologists return to Earth to investigate a mysterious five-tone signal.

Links to the film and the discussion are available in the Events section of SNFPHI’s website: https://snfphi.columbia.edu/events/online-screening-of-the-sci-fi-film-third-kind-yorgos-zois-2018-and-discussion-with-the-director/.

SNFPHI also shared its Greek Projects Update, preparing an interactive sonic wall installation. SNFPHI’s summer grantee and recent Columbia PhD recipient Stylianos Dimou is designing an interactive sonic wall to supplement the Resonate project from SNFPHI awardees Hypercomf, which aims at reviving forgotten folk song and tapestry weaving traditions on the island of Tinos. Dimou's installation will be part of a physical and online exhibition presenting Resonate to the public and will enable visitors to interact with natural and artificial sounds gathered and created by Hypercomf.

More information is available online: https://snfphi.columbia.edu/preparing-an-interactive-sonic-wall-installation/.

SNFPHI is exclusively supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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