This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, January 26, 2009 – Chris Boulton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) presents: “Whopper Virgins: Nanook Revisited”
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – Chuck Tryon ( Fayetteville State University) presents: “Independent Productions”
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – Jason Mittell (Middlebury College) presents: “Rapping Up The Wire and the Limits of Plot Summary”
Thursday, January 29, 2009 – Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona College) presents: "Education 2.0”
Friday, January 30, 2009 – Avi Santo (Old Dominion University) presents: “‘I’m Not a Homophobe, It’s Just Not Central to the Plot’: Colonizing Queer Spaces on Battlestar Galactica”
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
ABOUT IN MEDIA RES
In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship.
Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.
We use the title "curator" because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way.
The clip/comment combination are intended to both introduce the curator's work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.
Theme weeks are designed to generate a networked conversation between curators. All the posts for that week will thematically overlap and the participating curators each agree to comment on one another's work.
Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media.
In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we typically experience media
----------------------------------------------------------------------Avi Santo, Ph.D.Assistant Professor3014 Batten Arts & Letters (BAL)Department of Communication and Theatre ArtsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolk, Virginia 23529(757) [log in to unmask] Co-Coordinating Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Networkhttp://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgCo-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culturehttp://www.flowtv.org
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