The MSF Center is a unit of Rutgers University Libraries dedicated to developing co-curricular initiatives on visual technology and networked culture. The co-curricular programs promote expressive communication through the use of multimedia, while challenging Rutgers students to engage critically with structures of inequality grounded in alternative accounts of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and nationality. In pursuit of this mission, the MSF Center works toward the following goals:
- Develop students' multimedia skills;
- Expand students' capacities to critically engage intersections of digital technology and politics of visuality;
- Serve as a hub for information dissemination and collaborative learning in socially transformative media; and
- Spark and support students' creative excellence with initiatives, such as the annual Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award.
Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award
Congratulations to the 2013 winning projects!
- Gissella Ramirez, for her project "Dahlia," a documentary based on her personal friend’s transformation from Damaal to Dahlia.
- Stephanie Wong, for her project "Doppelgänger" which portrays the experience with bulimia nervosa as a metaphor for an abusive best friend.
- Shoshannah Buxbaum, for her project "Becoming Gipsy: Performed misrepresentations of Romani people."
- Srutika Sabu, for her project "Loud."
Please see the news story Libraries present undergraduate multimedia awards; Wed. April 24th for more coverage of the 2013 awards.
The Feminist Art Project
The Feminist Art Project is a national initiative from 2006-2009 and beyond, based at the Foster Center, that celebrate women's contributions to the visual arts and the Feminist Art Movement.
The New Jersey Women's History Website
A resource for students, teachers, and all interested people who want to know more about the history of New Jersey women.
Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
WAAND, The Women Artists Archives National Directory, is an innovative online directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists and women artists' organizations active in the U.S. since 1945.
Visit to Seabrook Video
Captures the visit of 54 Rutgers faculty and students to Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center, Seabrook, NJ.
Women In Leadership Database (WILD)
A browsable and searchable database of information on women in the field of leadership.