In this second round of responses in the Experimental Media in the City roundtable, Holly Willis encourages us to consider how mediated cities and mediated selves provoke an ethics of the computational and the ethically mediated self, as opposed to an ethics of the visual.
In this post, Aroussiak Gabrielian links Street View’s aesthetics to extant cinematic techniques to explore the potential of its abstractions for telling new stories about the city’s possible futures.
Alison Wielgus returns to the sites of the BAFC to view them through Google’s digital maps and ask what still remains uncharted, and how mapping can be decoupled from older power structures in emerging media.
In this introduction to the second series of posts from the roundtable on experimental media in the city, Swagato Chakravorty contends that the intermediations between city and self have created a crisis of representation.
Holly Willis explores Liam Young’s “speculative cinema,” showing how his work that integrates film, fiction, animation, marketing, games and documentary demonstrates an emergent cinematic form that defies generic boundaries whilst simultaneously reconfiguring the city.
In this post, Aroussiak Gabrielian explores Google Street View as an experimental medium, asking how it offers us new narrative forms and new subjective possibilities for interacting with our environments.
Alison Wielgus explores how the Black Audio Film Collective re-worked the techniques and ethics of classical city symphonies to produce politically engaged experimental works about the varied experiences of London’s communities of color.
In this reflection on and preview of the Roundtable on Experimental Media and the City, Swagato Chakravorty encourages the contributors think through what might be at stake in experimental media’s relationship to the city and the built environment.
Malini Guha discusses a recent symposium on Asian Canadian identities and the spaces, nodes, and networks of diaspora.Read More
Dennis Hanlon and Amy Tibbitts discuss how they managed issues connected to team teaching, interdisciplinary topics, and diversely prepared student populations in their class on Spanish and Argentine cinemas of the economic crisis.Read More
Joseph DeLeon continues his reporting on the proceedings of the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference with this recap of a panel discussion on media art in the city.Read More
Joseph DeLeon offers this report on the “Animating Infrastructures” panel at the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.Read More