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The New Hegemonic Hierarchy: Tracking (Men’s) Athletic Activity

January 29, 2016
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The New Hegemonic Hierarchy: Tracking (Men’s) Athletic Activity

Are networked fitness-tracking apps another tool to preserve male hegemony? Rebecca Feasey pokes at the latest trend in MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra)–ian behavior.
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“Real” Transmedia: Cultures and Communities of Cross-Platform Media in Colombia

January 27, 2016
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“Real” Transmedia: Cultures and Communities of Cross-Platform Media in Colombia

Transmedia is more than just a tool for commercial industries. Matt Freeman looks at South American views and uses of transmedia to rethink its contributions to cultural memory and political history.
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Serial Goes Missing

January 8, 2016
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<i>Serial</i> Goes Missing

Neil Verma discusses how Serial host Sarah Koenig's obsession was the real protagonist of the podcast's first season, and how the new second season differs narratively and tonally because she tells the story without becoming a character in it.
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The Rise of Big Copyright: Content Protection and the Formation of Anti-Piracy Alliances

December 17, 2015
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The Rise of Big Copyright: Content Protection and the Formation of Anti-Piracy Alliances

Welcome to the world of Big Copyright: Paul McDonald looks at the new regime of national, regional and global industry alliances policing intellectual property in screen media.
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“Not Linear or On-Demand”: Television in “the Internet Age”

December 3, 2015
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“Not Linear or On-Demand”: Television in “the Internet Age”

Is this the end for linear TV? As television and the internet become increasingly intertwined, Catherine Johnson investigates UK broadcasters’ evolving strategies to deliver TV online.
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Pretty in Pink: BBC iPlayer and the Promotion of On-Demand Television

November 19, 2015
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Pretty in Pink: BBC iPlayer and the Promotion of On-Demand Television

TV on demand: always there when you need it, but for what? Paul Grainge explores the promotional imagination of on-demand television, and the move from “platform mobility” to current industry rhetoric of “need-states.”
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First Forum Conference, USC School of Cinematic Arts

November 11, 2015
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First Forum Conference, USC School of Cinematic Arts

USC School of Cinematic Arts hosted its first forum, “On the Fringe: Understanding Alternative and Subversive Media." The two-day event had numerous panels and included special presentations on Blaxploitation and the Academy Film Archive.
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Low Power FM Radio: A Conversation with Christina Dunbar-Hester and Sanjay Jolly

November 6, 2015
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Low Power FM Radio: A Conversation with Christina Dunbar-Hester and Sanjay Jolly

Dialogue between Christina Dunbar-Hester and Sanjay Jolly about the state of radio activism and low power FM radio.
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3-D Television and the Stereoscopic Archive

November 5, 2015
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3-D Television and the Stereoscopic Archive

Amid continued proclamation of 3D television's "failure," Nick Camfield looks at 3D home video's contributions to the afterlife of historical 3D films.
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A Very British Migrant Crisis: Paddington and the Children’s Film

October 22, 2015
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A Very British Migrant Crisis: <i>Paddington</i> and the Children’s Film

Amid Europe’s so-called “migrant crisis” and extensive media and government interest in immigration, Lincoln Geraghty looks at British children’s film Paddington’s compellingly topical contribution to discourses of migration.
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Value Creation Through Digital Commons: Complicating the Discourse

Value Creation Through Digital Commons: Complicating the Discourse

How do producers of digital commons establish relations with the market, and how do they create economic value through their practices? An attempt to go beyond common misconceptions is done through looking at the phenomenon of “open movies” production within the 3D Blender and 2D Synfig animation communities.
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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Four: Reclamation

October 19, 2015
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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Four: Reclamation

In her fourth and final post on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha Nochimson talks about loss as an organizing principle for Michael Moore's documentary Where to Invade Next and Don Cheadle's biopic Miles Ahead.
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Teaching with Arclight and POE

October 12, 2015
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Teaching with Arclight and POE

Today we publicly launch our software, Project Arclight, a new digital tool you can take advantage of in your research and the classroom.
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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Three: Only Connect?

October 12, 2015
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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Three: Only Connect?

In part three of her series on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha Nochimson explores the thematic significance of connection in Jia Zhang-ke's Mountains May Depart, James D. Solomon's The Witness, and Stephane Brizé's Measure of a Man.
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Film-School Education in India: Negation and Assimilation

October 8, 2015
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Film-School Education in India: Negation and Assimilation

Kiranmayi Indraganti offers an insider view of production training in India's film schools, addressing the dynamic negotiation of dominant industry styles and arthouse realism against a backdrop of fast-globalizing cultures and audiences.
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