We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from Kiri Miller, Celine Parreņeas
Shimizu, Miranda J. Brady, Ted Friedman, Alexander Cho, Aswin
Punathambekar and Konrad Ng.
This issue's columns in brief:
"Fieldnotes form a Rock Band Bar Night" by Kiri Miller
Performance ethnography: a critical look at the collaborative and
social aspects of playing Rock Band.
"On Hypersexual Filipina Video Ho: Demanding Powerful, Painful,
Pleasurable and Political Critique" by Celine Parreņas Shimizu
Revisiting the music video for the Black Eyed Peas? ?Bebot? in search
of empowered Filipina subjectivity.
"Museum TV and Hollywood Films: How the Smithsonian Became Big Media?s
'Pile of Loot'" by Miranda J. Brady (http://flowtv.org/?p=4156)
The success of "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian"
casts new light on a federal investigation of the museum?s secret
contracts with big media outlets, and reveals a potentially troubling
conflict of interest.
"Myth, the Numinous, and Cultural Studies" by Ted Friedman
A renewal of interest in the concept of myth in cultural studies,
tracing its journey from academic hot topic through new age buzz word
towards a popular culture understanding of the term.
"Lady Gaga, Balls-Out: Recuperating Queer Performativity" by Alexander
Pop icon Lady Gaga can be read as queer for her purposeful, embodied,
performative critique of the artifice of celebrity.
"Television, participatory culture, and politics: the case of Indian
Idol" by Aswin Punathambekar (http://flowtv.org/?p=4182)
The effect of a reality tv contestant on a region of India rife with
ethnic conflict and what it means for participatory television and
"A Look Back at Michael Jackson" by Konrad Ng (http://flowtv.org/?p=4188)
An examination of Michael Jackson?s impact on the considerations of
racial diversity, compared with Kip Fulbeck?s contemporary project,
"Part Asian, 100% Hapa."
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