This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, February 23, 2009 – Greg M. Smith (Georgia State University) presents: “Masking the Difficulties of the Superhero Film Adaptation”
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – Tamara Vukov ( McGill University) presents: “Viral shock and spectacle in the policing of borders: The Youtube Taser Death of Robert Dziekanski”
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 – Sam Ford (Research Affiliate, MIT Convergence Culture Consortium) presents: “'You Wind Her Up, She Bakes'...The (Increasingly Sparse) Moments Longtime Soaps Fans Still Watch For”
Thursday, February 26, 2009 – Richard Edwards (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) presents: “The Virality of Hope: Shepard Fairey and Brand Obama”
Friday, February 27, 2009 – Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama) presents: “Class as Magical Realism in Beautiful People”
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
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