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.
In this contribution to our small-gauge roundtable, Carla Nappi turns her attention to the city itself: what does it mean to practice small-gauge scholarship when "thinking of and thinking with" cities?
With this entry in our ongoing small-gauge roundtable, Scott Rodgers examines how the divide between digital and analog media can help us think in a critical and self-reflective way about the form and the practice of small-gauge scholarship.
All our contributors have conceptualized small-gauge scholarship and practice as a challenge to the contemporary scholarly apparatus and as an extension of the self. Or, more accurately, as a challenge to the norms of the academy because it is an extension of the self.
With this contribution to this issue's roundtable discussion, Scott Rodgers prompts us to think about how small-gauge modes of communication and scholarship are reconstituting the "environment" of the academic world.
Mediapolis co-editor Brendan Kredell introduces this month's roundtable discussion, on the concept of "small-gauge" scholarship. How do changes to the way we’re talking to one another affect the things we are saying to each other?