This spring, game designers of Rust courted controversy by assigning players unchangeable, racialized avatars. Adrienne Shaw unpacks how game design helped produce some of that player outrage.
How far are Marvel Studios’ film and television franchises visually coded for homogeneity? How insistently, that is to say, is brand identity maintained at the levels of design, cinematography, editing and post-production processing?
Piers Britton reflects on the unacknowledged divergences in use of the term “aesthetic” within television studies, and suggests that some of the elisions are leading to unproductive argument.
In a recent episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, debate over what constitutes a technology takes on industrial dimensions as the stylistics of Silicon Valley shape popular images of entrepreneurship across industrial sectors.
Colin Burnett continues our Aesthetic Turn series with a call to revise our thinking about moving image intelligence beyond just language and verbal systems of thought.
In this latest entry in The Aesthetic Turn series, Carolyn Kane looks to color and color studies to provide a fresh and unique lens to articulate a theory of media aesthetics.
In this latest post in our From Mercury to Mars series, Josh Shepperd discusses the “War of the Worlds” broadcast as a foundational subject for intellectual history and, as the subject of social research like Hadley Cantril’s The Invasion from Mars, one of the events that legitimated the very study of media.
In this latest entry in The Aesthetic Turn series, Kyle Conway considers the aesthetic experience of media, using translation and metaphor to turn our attention away from the object and toward our experience of media in the age of convergence.
In this inaugural post in Antenna’s new series on cultural studies and media aesthetics, “The Aesthetic Turn,” Kyle Conway queries media’s experiential dimensions.
Understanding “War of the Worlds”’s neglected second act requires consideration of the contested status of character monologue and larger shifts in dominant production norms for Golden Age radio drama.
As more media scholars grapple with issues traditionally associated with aesthetic analysis, the need to map the history, methods, and goals of this “aesthetic turn” proves increasingly pressing.