Cedric Bobro traces the linguistics roots of surveillance and the fantasy of the omnipotent view through ghosts and AI to the modern surveillance apparatus.
Mathilde Fauteux explores the political spaces of Janelle Monáe’s work, concentrating on both the diegetic spaces that make up her recent projects and the transmedia spaces those projects occupy and create.
In her introduction to this installment of Student Voices, Amy Corbin contextualizes the essays in the work of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’s undergraduate conference, which she co-organized. She also provides a platform for Jeffery Lin, an invited contributor, to discuss the ongoing protests on Hong Kong and his reasons for withdrawing his essay.
Nathan Holmes discusses his new book Welcome to Fear City: Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination with Mediapolis Reviews Editor Noelle Griffis.
As a response to Giorgia Piffaretti, Floris Paalman elaborates on her model of the newsstand in relationship to personal archives and archival value.
In this installment of ‘from the archive’, Swiss artist Giorgia Piffaretti focuses on the subject of ‘personal archive’. Starting from her own archive, she recognizes potential in everyday objects and situations, based on the observation of a newsstand at the border between Italy and Switzerland. Persisting in a digital era, Piffaretti has examined its archival features, for the way it provides access to the world through its papers and magazines.
Jean Renoir’s vision of space has continued to sustain theorization since André Bazin’s major critical reappraisal of the quintessential French auteur in Cahiers du…
Alexander Davis interviews Joshua Glick about his new book, which rethinks Los Angeles as a center of documentary production
Working in archives requires an archival sensibility. Jennifer Wild talks with Matt Hauske about her experience working in archives, and on the importance of understanding the archive as a space for generating on-the-ground historical perception.