Tag: media

Against Animal Authenticity, Against the Forced March of the Now: a review of Nicole Shukin’s Animal Capital


In one half of a pair of critical reviews looking at recent titles in animal studies, Karl Steel examines Nicole Shukin’s Animal Capital (Shukin reviews Steel in the other half). In particular, Steel looks at Shukin’s biopolitical framework, and considers how that framework challenges not only our conception of what constitutes the animal, but also–and more to the bone–our conception of the capacity of fields like animal studies.

New Media: Its Utility and Liability for Literature and for Life


This formulation by Joseph Tabbi is being reprinted with permission from the University of Minnesota Press’s remixthebook. The original online version can be found here: http://www.remixthebook.com/new-media-its-utility-and-liability-for-lite…

Wiring John Cage: Silence as a Global Sound System


Sandy Baldwin on music in the new media ecology.

Richard Schechner's response (excerpt)


Richard Schechner remembers the real-life side of interaction.

Media, Genealogy, History


Matt Kirschenbaum reviews Remediation by Richard Grusin and Jay David Bolter.

"With each project I find myself reimagining what cinema might be": An Interview with Zoe Beloff


Jussi Parikka interviews artist Zoe Beloff about her relationship to the emerging set of interdisciplinary theories and methodologies known as media archaeology. In way of response, Beloff discusses some past works, including: Lost (1995), Shadow Land (2000), Claire and Don in Slumberland (2002), Charming Augustine (2005), The Somnambulists (2008), and The Dream Films (2009).

Architecture as a Narrative Medium


Christine Bucher, reviewing Beatriz Columnina, considers the narrative and photographic dimensions of interiors designed by Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier.

Penny responds in turn


Simon Penny re-collects the dimensions of simulation-as-training in martial arts, football, and ballet (not to mention computer games).

Eugene Thacker's response (excerpt)


Eugene Thacker’s question: “To what degree does language account for the markers and meanings of embodied difference?”

Bill Seaman responds in turn


Body politics and mouse use scroll through the scene.