While the underlying purpose of the construction and consumption of food texts remain the same from analog to digital form, the authority of food culture and its complimentary narrative control has shifted as a result of the convergence of food texts and digital media affordances.
Podcast, Kimberly Juanita Brown: “Imperial Arrangements: South African Apartheid and the Force of Photography”
Kimberly Juanita Brown focuses on US news media coverage of apartheid in the last year of its existence, and the images that anchored viewers’ interpretation of the event.
How Did the Computer Learn to See?
Did computers learn to see by modernity’s most highly evolved technologies of vision, or, as Alexander Galloway argues, from sculpture?
Thomas Elsaesser: “Media Archaeology as Symptom”
Is media archaeology a (viable) disciplinary subject or a (valuable) symptom also of changes in our ideas of history, causality and contingency?
In Medias Res, Fall 2014
Featuring the photography of B.D. Colen, introductions to Coco Fusco and Marjorie Liu, the awesomeness of @mitblogs_ebooks, and alumni updates.
Vicki Mayer: “Where ‘Home’ Is: Film Production Economies and the Privatization of Space”
Vicki Mayer speaks on the impacts of regional policies for film production on ordinary people’s understandings of time, space and place.
Podcast: David Kelley, “The Color of Seawater Through a Picture Window”
David Kelley primarily works with digital video installation and photography, with recent projects involving performance and sculpture.