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May 2009, Week 1


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 13:23:58 +0000
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Hi all,
Welcome to a special theme week devoted to “Overflow”. 

We also had a contribution this past Saturday, April 25, 2009 by Nicholas Sammond (University of Toronto): “When Simon Met Susan” 

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, April 27, 2009 – Will Brooker (Kingston University) presents: “‘So Many Games To Play’: The Worlds of Watchmen”
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 – Nina Huntemann (Suffolk University) presents: “Enlisting Players from Console to Mall: The Army as Brand Experience”
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – Jonathan Gray (Fordham University) presents: “Springfield Sprawl: The Ad of the Game of the Movie of the Show”
Thursday, April 30, 2009 – Derek Johnson (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: “Fantasy, Labor, and the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company: Working for The Office”
Friday, May 1, 2009 – Avi Santo (Old Dominion University) presents: “‘What The--?!’ Blurring Boundaries in the Creative Economy”
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
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 Professor
3014 Batten Arts & Letters (BAL)
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-6971
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Co-Coordinating Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network
Co-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture
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