feral research: co-present film festival 12, schedule

On June 22, 2013, I inaugurated the first Co-Present Film Festival with my fellow feral researchers. The film festival was conceived as a series of events where a group of us would watch films together, while separated and watching our own copies, while connected technologically via Twitter (for a more public discussion) and a backchannel chat (for a more private one). The films were chosen to fit the general theme of Prisons Real and Imagined, and I took this framing seriously but generously. We convened approximately once a month for the first 10 months, festival 11 happened in September 2014, and I’ve decided to restart the event – though likely a few times a year, rather than monthly – with the posting of this schedule for Co-Present Film Festival 12. Since the Feral Research site is currently under renovation, I’ll post this one here; once we’re back up and running there, I’ll switch back to posting there for upcoming events. On Sunday, February 22, we will watch according to the following schedule:

8am MST / 10am EST / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET / 7pm GST
Fritz Lang’s M
IMDB
Wikipedia
Trailer:

approx. 940am MST / 1140am EST / 440 GMT / 540 CET / 840 GST
break

11am MST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET / 9pm GST
Snabba Cash (Easy Money)
IMDB
Wikipedia
Trailer:

approx. 12pm MST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT / 8pm CET / 11pm GST
break

1215pm MST / 215pm EST / 715pm GMT / 815pm CET / 1115pm GST
The Central Park Five
IMDB
Wikipedia
Trailer:

approx. 215pm MST / 415pm EST / 915pm GMT / 1015pm CET / 115am GST
end

As with previous festivals, watch with us from anywhere in the world at any time throughout the run. Watch on your own. Communicate through the #CPFF12 hashtag on Twitter. We’ll sync our clocks just before the first start time by using the World Clock.

an unintentional limited edition gift press


Since late summer 2012, when Max Fenton and I started the unnamed.pdf project, I’ve returned to an old love of making zines. Unnamed.pdf set the model for the work I’ve done both with Max and independently since our first issue; all zines can be viewed on screen and/or downloaded as a DIY file with which a viewer can make his or her own copy.

When we created unnamed.pdf’s issue 2 in December 2013, I began to recognize that we were making mini-photo monographs. I decided that, alongside distributing the files for possible DIY creation by others, I wanted to start making meticulous, handmade copies of my own. I returned to another old love, making handmade books, and began a process that remains unseen on this site each time that I post a new zine.

For each zine that I make and post, whether in collaboration with Max or alone, I make 4-5 unique physical copies. I found a high quality, double sided photo print paper, print them on my slow but beautiful old Epson printer, and hand bind each one. I then send each copy to an individual who I consider related to the zine story in some way—as a participant, supporter, or topic-interested reader. Inspired by projects such as Wallace Berman’s Semina and Ray Johnson’s practice of sending mail art, the physical copies can’t be requested; I gift them as a form of correspondence with people in my world.

Restore [Return] Shift


The Trope Tank, Professor Nick Montfort’s lab at MIT, is unequivocally one of my favorite places in the world. I fell in love with it almost immediately upon first entering the doors a few years ago, and I’ve become more enamored with each visit. The 43 pages of this zine barely do justice to the objects stored within the space, and they only give a tiny glimpse of the fascinating work that occurs within the Tank’s walls.

This zine is the second of a series of photographic portraits of games preservation archives; the first was Left Cartridge about the Learning Games Initiative in Tucson, Arizona. The series is part of a larger documentary project that will present in-depth portraits of each archive, display a pan-archive view, and manifest in a different form.

As with No Loitering, the unnamed.pdf zines, Left Cartridge, and stabilized and sealed, download and view Restore [Return] Shift on screen (3MB) or download, print (duplex or organize pages back-to-back, use the screen version as your guide), and bind your own (11MB). The DIY file is sized to print on 8.5×11″ paper. Please note that the .pdf typically looks better downloaded and viewed on your device rather than through Dropbox on a browser; also (for DIY printing) choose Actual Size rather than Fit to Page for your print option, or the gutters and margins will misalign.