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Shari Frilot is the Sundance Film Festival’s Senior Programmer (since 1998) and its Chief Curator as well as the driving creative force for New Frontier, where new media, VR, and AR are exhibited, and which she founded at the festival.As Co-Director of Programming for OUTFEST (1998-2001), she introduced cinematic installations.As Festival Director of MIX: The New York Experimental Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (1993-1996) she co-founded the first gay Latin American film festivals, MIX BRASIL and MIX MÉXICO. She is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe & the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Homay King is Eugenia Chase Guild Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History of Art and Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She is the author of /Virtual Memory: Time-based Art and the Dream of Digitality/ and /Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier/. A member of the /Camera Obscura/ editorial collective, she has published in /Film Quarterly/, /Afterall/, /Criticism/, /Discourse/, and edited collections and exhibition catalogs including the landmark Metropolitan Museum of Art’s /China: Through the Looking Glass/, which acknowledged her work as inspiration. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.