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ajuhasz's picture

Livestreaming Place, as well as Agency, Bodies and Care

As part of the larger DOCC 2013 effort, I hosted a dialogue between Professors Radhika Gajjala and Sharon Irish—two devoted members of FemTechNet—about their feminist thinking on technology and place. We livestreamed the event from my “Dialogues in Feminism and Technology” classroom at Pitzer College on November 14, 2013. ... read more »

Jonathan Gray's picture

Academic Publishing: Something’s Gotta Change

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Imagine I told you that the biggest name academic in a particular field had just published a new book. How much would you expect to pay to buy it? ... read more »

Chuck Tryon's picture

Blockbuster Exit and Other Digital Delivery News

I’ve been bogged down with a bunch of other projects, but given my research on how digital delivery is changing the film and TV industries, I couldn’t ignore the news that Blockbuster Video has announced that it will close its remaining 300 US stores. It’s a stunning fall for the video rental store that, at one time, seemed like one of the dominant forces in home entertainment. ... read more »

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez's picture

Telescoping, or Distant Reading for Film Studies

What would it mean to “distantly watch” films? ... read more »

Chuck Tryon's picture

Primetime Politics

This spring, I’ll be teaching our department’s junior seminar, which I’ll be structuring around the theme of “Primetime Politics.” I’ve written quite a bit in the past about citizen-generated political mashupsonline parody videos, and image macros that mix popular culture with political commentary. ... read more »

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Introduction to the Problems of Film

As I mentioned in a previous post, this term I am taking an introductory grad course on digital humanities, and as part of it, I will be writing a series of posts relating this area of humanistic inquiry to the field of media studies. I have chosen to begin exploring these intersections by zeroing in on film studies in particular, for two reasons. ... read more »

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#AmellWednesdays, Physical Labor & the Male Star’s Body

It’s no surprise by now that Twitter has become a central medium for TV stars and creative types to interact with fans, critics, and potential audiences. It has also become commonplace for said actors to engage with audiences through live-tweetings of their shows, especially if they’re just starting out. ... read more »

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Engage. Disengage. Repeat.

I believe that I have caught myself just this side of a major case of burnout. ... read more »

Shawn Sobers's picture

Framing priorities…..


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Gravity and the Power of Narrative Limits

I saw Gravity this weekend, and like many viewers and critics, I loved it. And as a sign of that enjoyment, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. As I always do when I encounter a piece of culture that I love, I’ve been reading about it, looking for critics who can explore some of the ideas I’ve been obsessing about. The review that best captures my feeling about it is Matt Zoller Seitz’s piece, highlighting the juxtaposition of grandiose visual splendor and simple narrative intimacy. ... read more »