Seeing Being Seen--Surveillance in Columbia, SC

Curated by Heidi Rae Cooley
December 03, 2014–December 08, 2014
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During the course of the fall 2014 term, students enrolled in Film and Media Studies 511 (also Media Arts 595A) at the University of South Carolina critically engaged with surveillance. This Cluster of articles is the culmination of our efforts to consider technologies and techniques of surveillance, their pervasiveness, and their concrete impacts on everyday life in Columbia, SC

Contributed Pieces

Introduction

Introduction

Jay CoursonDecember 08, 2014

5 Responses
Watchful Consumers

Watchful Consumers

Robert GarciaDecember 07, 2014

13 Responses
Hospitality in Columbia

Hospitality in Columbia

Grace MiyajiDecember 07, 2014

11 Responses
Surveillance of Banks

Surveillance of Banks

Darryl BurkettDecember 07, 2014

8 Responses
"Norm" Behavior

"Norm" Behavior

Austin HowardDecember 07, 2014

8 Responses
Traffic: Disciplinary Objects

Traffic: Disciplinary Objects

Carl BurnitzDecember 07, 2014

10 Responses
System of Obedience

System of Obedience

Dana BoltonDecember 07, 2014

12 Responses
Signs

Signs

Ryan BrowerDecember 07, 2014

9 Responses
Smile, You're on Camera!

Smile, You're on Camera!

Amy EschenfelderDecember 07, 2014

10 Responses
Conflationary Friction

Conflationary Friction

George AkhvledianiDecember 31, 2014

9 Responses
Congregation

Congregation

Jay Courson, Ryan Brower, Dana BoltonDecember 07, 2014

5 Responses
Visibility

Visibility

Jay CoursonDecember 07, 2014

6 Responses

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THE OPERATIVE IMAGE

Curated by Ingrid Hoelzl
February 19, 2014–March 31, 2014

 

"THE OPERATIVE IMAGE" is a collection of articles exploring the new function of the image, which, as Harun Farocki has put it, no longer represents an object but is part of an operation. In so doing, the cluster hopes to shed new light on the digital image’s entanglement in diverse fields of operation, such as cybercrime, computer vision, and medical imaging.

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The Multimodality of Comics in Everyday Life

Curated by David N. Wright
January 09, 2014–February 20, 2014
Edited and curated by Ernesto Priego and David N. Wright.   The Multimodality of Comics in Everyday Life collects short articles by an international team of comics scholars. This cluster explores how comics infiltrate everyday cultural representations in ways that go beyond extensions of the printed page.  

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Tokens and talismans in digital spaces

Curated by Linda Levitt
October 01, 2013–November 30, 2013

Materiality is shifting to the digital. We make photographs with our digital devices, share them in social media spaces, and store them on hard drives. Photo albums, souvenirs, and talismans connect us to the past, and their materiality can be a link to another person. Can virtual objects provide this sense of connection? How do these transitions from material to digital transform the things we carry with us? If experience is ephemeral, do objects matter?

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Everyday Play

Curated by samuel tobin
August 01, 2013–September 30, 2013
Everyday Play

This cluster is an exploration of intersections, vagaries, tensions and overlaps of everyday life and play broadly conceived.  What is the relation between play and the everyday?  Are they contained within each other? Do they overlap or are they impossible to reconcile?  Does play exist with the everyday or does it interrupt or displace it? By looking at a broad range of both "everydays" and "plays" we can start to understand what is at stake ...

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Rough Cuts: Media and Design in Process

Curated by Kari Kraus
August 07, 2012–November 07, 2012
Rough Cuts: Media and Design in Process

The architect Christopher Alexander once said that design is but “a residue of the all important process.” This cluster views the creative process through the scrim of drafts, sketches, mock-ups, rough cuts, and prototypes—the secondary output of art and design.

Curated by Kari Kraus
Co-curated by Amalia Levi

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#OccupyThought

December 29, 2011–April 29, 2012

Occupy Thought is a project to bring together and publish theoretical work on and from the #occupations, including writing from both concerned theorists and theoretically-minded activists. Submissions accepted until 3/20/12. Now in open peer review: Please read, comment, and critique!

More information here

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Distraction Span: Technologies of Productive Disruption

Curated by Brian Goldfarb
April 05, 2011–December 01, 2011
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Alex Juhasz and I initiate a conversation about social media that sidesteps the panic over youth and digital distraction, and instead looks head-on at their everyday engagements with mobile devices and social networking. Our aim is to challenge pathologizing discourses that frame young users of social media as simultaneously victims and threat.

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Occupy Lives, Occupy Live

Curated by Nick Mirzoeff
November 15, 2011–November 30, 2011
Occupy Lives, Occupy Live

In the aftermath of the co-ordinated attack on Occupy sites across the US on 11/15, Occupy the Everyday replies by asserting that Occupy lives, Occupy is live, we occupy the live. This is the first, emergency cluster in a new formation of this project: Occupy the Everyday. Four New Yorkers—occupiers, working group activists, supporters—work out their first reactions here.

The cluster remains open for new contributions, please write ...

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I See You--Columbia, SC (2011)

Curated by Heidi Rae Cooley
June 17, 2011–July 05, 2011
I See You--Columbia, SC (2011)

On June 14 and 15, 2011, six upper division undergraduate students from the University of South Carolina went out into the streets of Columbia [SC]. Their assignment: to observe how surveillance happens in and around them everyday. Their findings are presented here. Informed by readings in theory, visual-material culture, and constitutional law, as well as fiction, films, and online news articles, the students offer a timely commentary on the routine—and ...

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The University in Crisis

Curated by Matt McGregor
June 21, 2011–June 21, 2011
The University in Crisis

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The Tea Party Election: Thatcherism Mark II?

Curated by Nick Mirzoeff
November 01, 2010–April 03, 2011
The Tea Party Election: Thatcherism Mark II?

The Tea Party and the 2010 election: Let's consider the phenomenon. Is this a media manufactured movement? Or is this another Moving Right Show, another hegemonic project? 

Rather than wait for the usual academic process, I'm hoping we might start a discussion immediately. This cluster will discuss what has happened, how we might respond, where we go next.

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Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions

Curated by Shannon Mattern
August 20, 2010–October 20, 2010
Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions

The grocery list: scribbled on the back of last month’s electricity bill, or stored on the Droid, where it’s conveniently organized by supermarket aisle number. That minor epiphany that struck on the subway: transcribed to a Moleskin, or translated into a Voice Memo on the iPhone.

This cluster examines how different processes of and platforms for note-taking shape the everyday ways we think, record, and remember.

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The Murder of Jorge Steven López Mercado

Curated by Nick Mirzoeff
March 10, 2010–June 10, 2010
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This cluster emphasizes that violence and intolerance are not exceptional but central parts of everyday life. This violence forms a nexus of religion, law and politics that expresses the complexity of the quotidian. All the contributors welcome your comments, direct or indirect, at whatever length you would like.

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