Archive for December, 2012
How Metacritic and Gamerankings affect production in the video game industry.
Notes on the Racial Contours of Visual Culture in São Paulo, Brazil
Reighan Gillam /University of Michigan
An examination of the visual and racial representations of Afro-Brazilians in the public sphere.
Liberal Scribbles on my Newsfeed: Political Gestures on Social Media
Eve Ng / Five College Women’s Studies Research Center and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Construction of political identities online.
A consideration for the changing roles of patriarchy in television with specific reference to Breaking Bad’s Walter White.
A discussion of the ongoing media project of Protestantism and the centrality of religion to the project of social theory.
The Unbearable Literacy of Media: Travels in the Reality-Based Community
Ralph Beliveau / University of Oklahoma
Media literacy, youth, and the loss of historical perspective.
A consideration of aspect jumping on film and television.
Rescuing Anita: Games, Gamers, and the Battle of the Sexes
Jennifer deWinter / Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Carly Kocurek / Illinois Institute of Technology
Violence in the online gaming community.
This first installment of a multi-part series draws on Michel Foucault’s “ethical living,” and Charles Sanders Pierce’s “habit-change” to offer a way to think about the possibility of changing habitual ways of being in the mobile present.
The slipperiest of activities: reading’s relationship to bodies, devices, symbols, and environments.