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Experiments in Cinema 8.53 Festival DVD

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 16, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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My movie Antag | Protag is included in the Experiments in Cinema 8.53 Festival DVD set. Every year the festival releaases a DVD with movies shown in their programs, allowing people who couldn't make it to see what was shown. I think this is a great idea and I wish more festivals would do something similar.






 
Dancing Glitch screening @ MUFF 8

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 13, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

My movie Dancing Glitch, nominated for a Jury Prize, will be showing in the Montreal Underground Film Festival 8 "Caffinated Jitterbugs" program. The MUFF 8 website has the showtimes.

The festival runs from May 24 to 26.






 
Agnotology and the 'Free Market'

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 10, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: DIGITAL CAPITALISM

Capitalism itself is reified in the idealized free market as the necessary (and natural) order of the world in the conception of market competition as a variant of Darwinian natural selection (evolution); agnotology is the creation of uncertainty and ambivalent fact; it is a competitive tool incompatible with the idealized free market of capitalism.




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A Message from Hank Rudolph at Signal Culture

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 27, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



random art notes

Signal Culture, a new not-for-profit media arts organization, is rapidly approaching the final week of fundraising.

If you havent already donated, please take a look:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/signal-culture




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Experiments in Cinema 8.53 showing Antag|Protag

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 9, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

This year's Experiments in Cinema Festival will be showing my movie Antag|Protag (2012) in the first screening in this year's program:




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