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Shawn Sobers's picture

Honouring Mandela from far away – ever thankful for mediated witness

Beautiful privilege to be able to watch Hon. Nelson Mandela’s funeral live from so far away.

Lovely to see these sights and the proceedings. Much could be said about the politics, blend of cultural symbolism, religion, local and international observances… and much much more.

Respect is due to the BBC for bringing us these pictures. Truely a privilege to witness and be connected.

Taking nothing for granted…..

Blessings. ... read more »

Chuck Tryon's picture

Binging vs. Repeating: Netflix and Children’s Media

Quick pointer to a series of articles discussing Netflix’s decision to conduct a rolling release of their animated children’s series, Turbo: F.A.S.T. Unlike Netflix’s adult dramas, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, in which all episodes of a given season were released simultaneously, Turbo F.A.S.T. ... read more »

ajuhasz's picture

Evolution of the MOOCs?

I am recently returned from the 9th Annual Policy Summit, Rise of the MOOCs: Foreshadowing the Coming Transformation of Higher Education? held by the Mid-West Higher Education Compact. ... read more »

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez's picture

Telescoping, Part Two: How to (Not) Watch One Million Moving Images

In my last post I argued for a form of “distant reading” that could be applied to film studies, and claimed that such a practice could be just as useful as our current close reading practices. In this post I continue this line of argumentation by considering one such way in which distant reading could take place in film studies: by analyzing systems and patterns across sets of films. ... read more »

Chuck Tryon's picture

Media Distribution Notes

In case you missed them, I have a review of the second edition of Jeff Ulin’s book, The Business of Media Distribution, for Antenna, and ... read more »

Chuck Tryon's picture

Buying Into Indie…

Just a quick pointer to the news that acclaimed independent filmmaker Hal Hartley has announced that he is offering a couple of new perks for people who give to the Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming film, Ned Rifle, the third in a trilogy of films including Henry Fool and Fay Grim. Namely, he is allowing supporters to collect territorial theatrical rights to the film. ... read more »

ajuhasz's picture

Signification Survival: Jump Cut 55

The new issue of Jump Cut (55, Fall 2013) is hot off the presses, and as always, it is bursting with great scholarly work on any number of issues near and dear to my heart: labor, third cinema, new queer cinema (by my compatriot, Roxanne Samer), feminist porn (by the delightful, Erica Rand), independent and experimental media (with an essay on ... read more »

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez's picture

Telescopía, o ¿Cómo Ver El Cine Desde Lejos?

¿Qué significará ver el cine “desde lejos”? ... read more »

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



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 »