Floris Paalman reflects on the legacy of Thomas Elsaesser and discusses the importance of space and architecture to his theories of film and media.Read More
Igor Krstic remembers the film scholar Thomas Elsaesser and reflects on his impact as a teacher and mentor.Read More
Large 21st century conferences, such as ICA 2016 in Fukuoka, evoke the impressive growth and diversification of academia within, between, and across disciplines. Yet their “poison”, if you will, is that they are so very large and up-scaled: potentially alienating; and clearly struggling with logistical complexity.Read More
Queer public spaces are zones of intimacy and possibility. They spatialize desire in ways that foster new modes of being and wanting. When I read about the June 12, 2016 shooting at Pulse in Orlando, I saw with new clarity how the public spaces in which I have felt most fully alive can so quickly be obliterated.Read More
Over the River allows the user to experience the recently vanished landscape of Hunter’s Point South, across from the Manhattan skyline. VR is employed to invoke empathy for a place, which takes on a political importance.Read More
Amy Corbin reviews Matthew Asprey Gear’s At the End of the Street in Shadow, which examines Orson Welles’s use of location shooting and geographic themesRead More
Malini Guha remembers Doreen Massey, and explores how Massey’s contention that the politics of space is the politics of difference resonated throughout her career, her activism, and her impact on geography and film studiesRead More
In this installment of the Mediapolis Q&A, Angelo Restivo interviews Ofer Eliaz about his new book Cinematic Cryptonomies: The Absent Body in Postwar Film.
Nathan Holmes discusses his new book Welcome to Fear City: Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination with Mediapolis Reviews Editor Noelle Griffis.
Alexander Davis interviews Joshua Glick about his new book, which rethinks Los Angeles as a center of documentary production
Our Mediapolis Live series continues with part two of an interview with Dora Apel, author of “Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline.” Here, she and Mediapolis co-editor Brendan Kredell discuss the legacies of Henry Ford and Coleman Young in contemporary Detroit, and the critique of “creative class” urban planning.
Our Mediapolis Live series continues with an interview with Dora Apel, author of “Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline.” In the first of a two-part series, co-editor Brendan Kredell discusses with Apel her notion of the “deindustrial sublime” and the nomenclature of ruin photography.