Archive for April, 2010
A look at classic VHS workout tapes.
Oh My, What Big Ambitions You Have!: ABC’s 1965 Revision of “Little Red Riding Hood”
Quinn Miller / Hampshire College
An examination of “The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood—or Oh Wolf, Poor Wolf” and its role in the camp sensibility emerging within U.S. media culture in the mid-1960s.
As a follow-up to discussions of the “new” and “media” aspects of “new media” studies, Parry proposes the name “Oogabooga Studies” to ameliorate the overuse of the phrase “new media.”
The Return of the Digital Native: Interfaces, access, and racial difference in District 9
Kevin Hamilton & Lisa Nakamura / University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
An analysis of “digital natives” and similar representations within science fiction films.
A look at the (crumbling) star identity of Tiger Woods.
A consideration of how the search engine Bing “decides” for its users.
A consideration of theoretical applications to the apparatus of television against the presence of cable signal frequency
Meghan Sutherland / Oklahoma State University
‘Wanna be on top?’: America’s Next Top Model and evaluating presentational performance as televisual skill
James Bennett / London Metropolitan University
A comparison of the performance styles of American and Australian ‘Top Model’ hosts Tyra Banks and Johdi Meares.
The visibility of botox on Damages leads the author to reflect on how cosmetic surgery appears on television and in public life, and why.
Re-situating Marshall McLuhan in media studies, in light of a new biography by Douglas Coupland.
A discussion of the ways that femininities are conceptualized in postfeminism through color-coding.
Direct-to-DVD (D2D) films are often ignored by academic discourse, yet the study of D2D films offers an important contribution to the fields of both reception and genre studies.