by: Anna Beatrice Scott / University of California, Riverside
Fully loaded, tricked out, ripped and raring for a fight, the movie Transformers (2007) provides an opportunity for processing human gesture across the mechanized object.
Can it be argued that those “robots in disguise” ™ are not Haraway’s cyborgs?
“I was marrying sisters … that was my choice:” Big Love, Post-Feminist Choice, Scripted Lives and Judging Women
by: Kim Akass and Janet McCabe / Manchester Metropolitan University
Within the context of religious fundamentalism and right wing politics, HBO’s Big Love offers up some surprising critiques of feminism and female relationships. Here, women are represented as a source of empowerment as well as a site of feminine censure and policing.
by: Daniel Chamberlain / USC
While the ability to watch an hour of prime time television in forty-two minutes, at four in the morning, in a plane,
on a mobile phone, is certainly a break from an earlier era of television, celebrations of temporal mutability have overshadowed the importance of a related phenomenon
— temporal conspicuity.