An archive of screens displayed on media
a public talk by MATTHEW KIRSCHENBAUM (University of Maryland) Wednesday, March 20, 6:15 pm CJ 1.114 This talk will adopt a media archaeological framework for considering floppy disks (the ubiquitous remnant of the first great home computer age) and their virtual simulacra, the disk image. The conceit of an “image” confers a complex epistemological...
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the oldest and most prestigious organization for film and media scholars, has awarded USEFUL CINEMA (Duke University Press, 2011) an honorable mention in its 2013 Best Edited Collection Award competition. USEFUL CINEMA was edited by Charles Acland (CURC Communication Studies) and Haidee Wasson (Cinema Studies), and the volume...
Screen Culture Research Group Presents A Public Talk by Henry Jenkins(University of Southern California) Hall Building, Room 767 JANUARY 10, 2013 18:00 Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California. He is author of Convergence Culture (2006), Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers (2006), The Wow Climax (2006), Textual Poachers (1992), and What Made Pistachio...
"Anime's media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan", by Marc Steinberg and "Swift Viewing: The Popular Life of Subliminal Influence", by Charles Acland.
March 30, 2012 Rita Raley (University of California – Santa Barbara) Dr. Raley led us in a discussion about her forthcoming article “Dataveillance and Countervailance,” to appear in Lisa Gitelman, ed., RAW DATA (MIT 2012).
This talk addressed the diverse forms of textual media environments - beyond the desktop - focusing on mobile media and projected display. What are the different modalities of reader/user engagement, distraction, embodied apprehension, and liveness?
Drawn from the introduction to her forthcoming book Experimental Media, Transnational Circuits, this talk examined how aesthetic strategies within the history of feminist video serve to articulate a politics of location, and specifically, how refraction might function to articulate a feminist coalitional politics.
As part of a new research project, this traced the historical development of Japanese debates around the "contents industry," and the role of media theory in the transformation of marketing practices from the 1960s to the present.
Mia Consalvo, “The Strategies of Square Enix: Corporate Cosmopolitanism and the Contemporary Japanese Game Industry”
This talk explored the strategies and decisions made by the Square Enix company of Japan—one of the oldest and most successful Japanese game developers and publishers—as it works to stay competitive in a global marketplace.
Peter van Wyck (Communication Studies, Concordia University), The Highway of the Atom, McGill-Queen’s UP, 2010 Charles Acland (Communication Studies, Concordia University)and Haidee Wasson (Cinema Studies, Concordia University) (eds.) Useful Cinema, Duke UP, 2011 At Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore 211 Bernard West www.drawnandquarterly.com/211bernard This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies (Concordia University),...
October 21, 2011 Sebastien Caquard (Geography, Concordia University) “Mapping Canadian Cinematographic Territories.” This talk was co-hosted with the Mobilities Research Network.