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July 2007, Week 2


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 9 Jul 2007 15:00:15 +0000
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Welcome to a special Battlestar Galactica-themed week from In Media Res http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgWhile four of our curators will be approaching Battlestar Galactica through the lens of racial and representational politics, our fifth piece positions the series’ controversial and potentially subversive content in relation to its cable-based economics and demographics. This fifth piece, by Roberta Pearson, is also a bit of an experiment for us at IMR because it was previously published back in June and is now being repurposed to complement/complicate the other posts this week as well as situate it within a larger networked conversation about Battlestar Galactica.Please feel free to respond to their comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about the series as well. So, without further adieu, this week’s In Media Res line-up:Monday, July 9, 2007 – Lisa Nakamura (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign) presents: “Yellow Fever: Born Digital on Battlestar Galactica”Tuesday, July 10, 2007 – Ellen Rigsby (Saint Mary's College of California) presents: “A New Reconstruction Narrative: Race and BSG”Wednesday, July 11, 2007 – Birgit Brander Rasmussen (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: “Multiracial Battlestar Galactica ”Thursday, July 12, 2007 – Michael Peterson (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: “The Human Rights of Cylons as a Race”Friday, July 13, 2007 – Roberta Pearson (Institute of Film and Television Studies, University of Nottingham) presents: “Battlestar Galactica: Subversive Sci-Fi?”Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgIn Media Res is envisioned as an experiment in just one sort of collaborative, multi-modal scholarship that MediaCommons will aim to foster. Its primary goal is to provide a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media in a manner closer to how we typically experience mediated texts.Each day, a different media scholar will present a 30-second to 3-minute clip accompanied by a 100-150-word impressionistic response. The goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst media scholars and the public about contemporary media scholarship through clips chosen for either their typicality or a-typicality in demonstrating narrative strategies, genre formulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutional approaches, 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
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