Hi all,This week’s In Media Res line-up:(http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org):Monday, May 7, 2007 – Roberta Pearson (University of Nottingham) presents: “Battlestar Galactica: Subversive Sci-Fi?”Tuesday, May 8, 2007 – Moya Luckett (New York University) presents: “Tori and Dean and Youtube: Redundancy, Reality TV and Celebrity Transmedia”Wednesday, May 9, 2007 – Megan Boler (University of Toronto) presents: “Taking Colbert Seriously: Faux News Man Issues Faux Apology for Real News Story Ignored by Real Media about Faked Intelligence”Thursday, May 10, 2007 – Chris Boulton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) presents: “Porn Nation: Come hither and repent”Friday, May 11, 2007 – Avi Santo (Old Dominion University) presents: “Make a fan vid for MTV and win cool prizes: Participatory pleasures and profits converge”Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts viaa comment.http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgIn Media Res is envisioned as an experiment in just one sort ofcollaborative, multi-modal scholarship that MediaCommons will aim tofoster. Its primary goal is to provide a forum for more immediate criticalengagement with media in a manner closer to how we typically experiencemediated texts.Each day, a different media scholar will present a 30-second to 3-minuteclip accompanied by a 100-150-word impressionistic response. The goal is topromote an online dialogue amongst media scholars and the public aboutcontemporary media scholarship through clips chosen for either theirtypicality or a-typicality in demonstrating narrative strategies, genreformulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutionalapproaches, fan engagements, etc.Best,Avi Santo----------------------------------------------------------------------Avi Santo, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Communication and Theatre ArtsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolk, Virginia 23529(757) [log in to unmask] Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Networkhttp://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgCo-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture http://www.flowtv.org
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