Audiovisual Archives and the Context Conundrum

Audiovisual Archives and the Context Conundrum

Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)'s radio collection - housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison - need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness...
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Rewarding Damages

July 10, 2015
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Rewarding <i>Damages</i>

Jennifer Jones recommends checking out Damages on Netflix in our "Late to the Party" series.
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Videographic Criticism 101

July 9, 2015
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Videographic Criticism 101

Melanie Kohnen reflects on what she learned at Middlebury College's videographic criticism workshop.
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Out the Back: Race and Reinvention in Johannesburg’s Garden Cottages

Out the Back: Race and Reinvention in Johannesburg’s Garden Cottages

The outdoor "maid’s room" was a common suburban feature of apartheid Johannesburg. In the 21st century many of these spaces have been reimagined as "garden cottages" and transformed into middle class assets, but traces of their segregated histories persist.
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Walling the Garden and Putting the App into Apple Music

July 7, 2015
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Walling the Garden and Putting the App into Apple Music

Tim Anderson muses on Apple Music providing a walled garden of goods that, though they could not have imagined it to be successful, sounds great and has nothing revolutionary about it.
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Bracketing Home: The Asian Century

Bracketing Home: The Asian Century

Given the complex realities of home and the persistent simplification in its imagination during what many have dubbed the "Asian Century," Yiu Fai Chow, Sonja van Wichelen, and Jeroen de Kloet want to bracket home just as we hyphenate identity.
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Documenting Hitch

July 2, 2015
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Documenting Hitch

Richard Hewett gorges on recent Hitchcock-ography and finds it lean on original insights — beyond further evidence of Hitch’s exercise of control, even from the grave.
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The Discursive Asianization of Hungary

The Discursive Asianization of Hungary

Chris Moreh explains how the need to take up the challenge posed by rapid economic growth in Asia has aided the resurrection of national imaginaries of an Asian origin in the Central European country of Hungary.
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Pacifica Radio’s From the Vault

Pacifica Radio’s <em>From the Vault</em>

Brian DeShazor discusses the origins of Pacifica Radio and the archival radio series, "From the Vault." The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house a collection of over 60,000 reel-to-reel tapes, representing the last half of the 20th century as experienced and reported on by Pacifica Radio.
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“A Torn and Wrinkled Page On a Dirt Road”: Memories of Pornography as Somatic Archives

“A Torn and Wrinkled Page On a Dirt Road”: Memories of Pornography as Somatic Archives

Katariina Kyrölä on somatic archives, memories of porn use in Finland, and the notion of the archive in the context of queer theory, porn studies, and media studies.
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