Blogs Crosscuts Robin Dowden

I moved to Minneapolis in 1997 to manage a project called Integrated Arts Information Access. IAIA was a multiyear effort to digitize and integrate the collections and archives of the Walker and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. On the web, IAIA would become known as ArtsConnectEd. During my first 5 years at the Walker, I was a special projects manager, first for artsconnected.org and later mnartists.org. I became director of New Media Initiatives in 2003 after the Walker downsized the department, eliminating the curatorial component, and making our focus the website and educational technologies. Prior to coming to the Walker, I was manger of the collection information system and website at the National Gallery of Art. The Walker’s new media group is a great team, one of the best I’ve had the opportunity to work with. I think we’re doing interesting, innovative work, both online and in the building.

Women with Vision podcasts begin today!

For the 2006 Women with Vision festival, we’re producing a six-episode podcast featuring interviews with selected filmmakers and comments by Walker film curator/festival director Sheryl Mousley. To subscribe, copy and paste this URL into iTunes or your podcast aggregator of choice: filmvideo.walkerart.org/wwv/rss.wac. The series schedule is below. The interviews featured in the podcasts can also […]

For the 2006 Women with Vision festival, we’re producing a six-episode podcast featuring interviews with selected filmmakers and comments by Walker film curator/festival director Sheryl Mousley. To subscribe, copy and paste this URL into iTunes or your podcast aggregator of choice: filmvideo.walkerart.org/wwv/rss.wac. The series schedule is below.

The interviews featured in the podcasts can also be played online at the festival website or accessed via the telephone by calling 612.374.8200 and entering the code for the interview. Sheryl’s comments are only available on the podcasts.

We want to know to know what you think about this programming, so please leave your comments here or complete the survey that will be distributed at the related film screenings.

Podcast Schedule

Women with Vision Podcast #1

Release Date 2/27/06

The premiere podcast features interviews with the festival’s opening-night artists Alicia Scherson and Vladimir.

Women with Vision Podcast #2

Release Date 3/3/06

Festival director Sheryl Mousley discusses this year’s theme: Confronting Silence. Featured filmmakers are Emily Haddad and Abigail Child.

Women with Vision Podcast #3

Release Date 3/7/06

This introduction to the Reflections of Place short film series features interviews with Joanna Kohler and Cynthia Madansky.

Women with Vision Podcast #4

Release Date 3/11/06

Interviews with Cheryl Wilgren Clyne and Kimi Takesue are included in this program on Experiments: A Series of Short Films.

Women with Vision Podcast #5

Release Date 3/16/06

An interview with screenwriter Norma Barzman headlines a program on the festival’s Blacklisted series.

Women with Vision Podcast #6

Release Date 3/18/06

Festival director Sheryl Mousley discusses Women with Vision highlights.