Archive for November, 2012
Technology, social progress, and the metaphor of nature.
Disjunctures between representations of gay couples and age.
The Walking Straight: Queer Representation in The Walking Dead
David Greven / University of South Carolina
An analysis of queer representation on The Walking Dead.
A discussion of how neoliberal discourses have re-inscribed children into marketplace-oriented gender roles.
Project Glass is an ongoing research project at Google’s super-secret Google X lab to produce augmented reality glasses.
Modern Family’s Latina Spitfire in the era of White Resentment
Isabel Molina-Guzmán / University of Illinois
On Modern Family, Vergara’s award-winning performance of Latina spitfire Gloria affirms the show’s nostalgic representation of white masculinity, helping to soothe racial anxieties through a familiar figure of domestic Latina femininity. At the same time, Vergara’s complex representation of Latina motherhood also provides a unique moment of visibility, creating a rupture in the show’s narrative of white resentment.
An in depth look at the science of Haptics and touchscreens.
(Mis)Representing Black Sexualities: Madea versus MaDukes
Amber Johnson / Prairie View A&M University
The Boondocks and Tyler Perry’s universe.
A consideration of heteronormative trends in Disney’s The Little Vampire.
Considering the sensory multiplicities of “smart” mobile devices.