A journal of television and new media

Archive for December, 2012

<strong>Ranks and Files: On Metacritic and Gamerankings</strong> <br /> <em>Peter Krapp / UC Irvine</em>

Ranks and Files: On Metacritic and Gamerankings
Peter Krapp / UC Irvine

How Metacritic and Gamerankings affect production in the video game industry.

<strong>Notes on the Racial Contours of Visual Culture in São Paulo, Brazil </strong> <br /> <em>Reighan Gillam /University of Michigan</em>

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.

<strong>Liberal Scribbles on my Newsfeed: Political Gestures on Social Media</strong> <br /> <em> Eve Ng / Five College Women’s Studies Research Center and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst</em>

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.

<strong>Breaking Dad</strong> <br /> <em>Brad Gyori / Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy</em>

Breaking Dad
Brad Gyori / Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

A consideration for the changing roles of patriarchy in television with specific reference to Breaking Bad’s Walter White.

<strong>Blind Spots: Religion in Media Studies</strong> <br /> <em>Erica Robles-Anderson / New York University</em>

Blind Spots: Religion in Media Studies
Erica Robles-Anderson / New York University

A discussion of the ongoing media project of Protestantism and the centrality of religion to the project of social theory.

<strong>The Unbearable Literacy of Media: Travels in the Reality-Based Community</strong> <br /> <em>Ralph Beliveau / University of Oklahoma</em>

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.

<strong>Aspect Jumping</strong> <br /> <em>J.D. Connor / Yale University</em>

Aspect Jumping
J.D. Connor / Yale University

A consideration of aspect jumping on film and television.

<strong>Rescuing Anita: Games, Gamers, and the Battle of the Sexes</strong> <br /> <em>Jennifer deWinter / Worcester Polytechnic Institute</em><br /> <em>Carly Kocurek / Illinois Institute of Technology</em>

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.

<strong>Habit-Change in the Mobile Present</strong> <br /><em>Heidi Rae Cooley/ University of South Carolina</em>

Habit-Change in the Mobile Present
Heidi Rae Cooley/ University of South Carolina

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.

<strong>What Should We Call Reading?</strong> <br />  <em>Mara Mills / New York University</em>

What Should We Call Reading?
Mara Mills / New York University

The slipperiest of activities: reading’s relationship to bodies, devices, symbols, and environments.

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