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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

November 5, 2014
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

The New York TV Festival's "Digital Day" makes one wonder just how independent the digital TV landscape is.
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

May 1, 2014
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

A report on the recent Craft of Criticism conference at University of Notre Dame.
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Console Your Passions: A 2014 CP Conference Report

April 18, 2014
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Console Your Passions: A 2014 CP Conference Report

This year's Console-ing Passions conference emphasized the heritage and pedigree of the organization, as well as assessed the future contours of feminist media studies as a field.
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Report from New York Television Festival’s Digital Day 2013

November 18, 2013
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Report from New York Television Festival’s Digital Day 2013

Melanie Kohnen reports to Antenna from her recent experience at Digital Day at the New York Television Festival, and discusses how the NYTF is shifting the focus of Digital Day away from second screen apps offering program-related content towards TV network-preferred Twitter.
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Duty Now for the Future of Music: A Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit

November 8, 2013
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Duty Now for the Future of Music: A Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit

Each year, the musician advocacy nonprofit group Future of Music Coalition holds a conference in Washington, DC, bringing together artists, executives, and policymakers. Reporting from this year's Future of Music Summit, Tim Anderson finds that despite the music industry's many troubles, much optimism still exists.
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The App Imaginary: Report from the Apps and Affect Conference

November 4, 2013
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The App Imaginary: Report from the Apps and Affect Conference

Jeremy Morris provides a report from the Apps and Affect conference held back in mid-October, which brought together a wide range of new media scholars to examine the relations between mobile apps and their networked context.
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NYFF51: Made for Each Other? [Part 4]

October 31, 2013
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NYFF51: Made for Each Other? [Part 4]

In the final installment of this four-part series, love is the theme shared between Spike Jonze's HER, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, and Ralph Fiennes' The Invisible Woman.
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Making Television in the 21st Century Conference Report

Making Television in the 21st Century Conference Report

The common thread at the Making Television in the 21st Century Conference was the pursuit to provide updated models and methods to make sense of the evolving medium.
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NYFF51: The Myth of the Individual [Part 3]

October 24, 2013
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NYFF51: The Myth of the Individual [Part 3]

Steve McQueen's vision of the invention of slavery in 12 Years a Slave complements J.C. Chandor's image of the fantasy of a heroic white elite in All is Lost.
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Report from the First International Conference of the European Sound Studies Association

October 18, 2013
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Report from the First International Conference of the European Sound Studies Association

David Suisman provides a report from Functional Sounds, the first international conference of the European Sound Studies Association (ESSA), which was held in Berlin from October 4-6, 2013.
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NYFF51: Darkness Falls on the City [Part 2]

October 17, 2013
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NYFF51: Darkness Falls on the City [Part 2]

In A Touch of Sin, director Jia Zhang-ke continues to address the wounds inflicted by Mao's Cultural Revolution on historical continuity and individuals' self-worth in contemporary China.
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NYFF51: Darkness Falls on the City [Part 1]

October 10, 2013
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NYFF51: Darkness Falls on the City [Part 1]

The first installment of a series on the NYFF considers films that radically push cinematic limits: James Franco's Child of God and Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness.
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Report From: Walking in Eternity, The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Conference

September 25, 2013
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Report From: Walking in Eternity, The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Conference

At the University of Hertfordshire earlier this month, a small group of media scholars, journalists, and writers gathered for the Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity conference, commemorating that series' 50th anniversary and its remarkable cultural impact. Derek Kompare provides a report.
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Fans and Stars and Starkids (LeakyCon Portland)

August 2, 2013
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Fans and Stars and Starkids (LeakyCon Portland)

Part 3 of a 7 part series on LeakyCon focuses on the production of fandom by the "Starkids" theater troupe as well as those fans who call themselves simply "Starkids."
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Comic-Con: The Fan Convention as Industry Space, Part 2

July 22, 2013
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Comic-Con: The Fan Convention as Industry Space, Part 2

This post focuses on one particular space, Hall H, in order to examine how the industry exerts its significant and formative power at Comic-Con as part and parcel of exclusive opportunities and rewards for fans.
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