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Mary Celeste Kearney <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers for 2010 SCMS conference panel

Panel title - Gear: Media-Making Technologies

The goal of this panel is to explore one of the least analyzed topics 
in media studies: the equipment used to produce and project/broadcast 
film, video, radio,  television, and games.

Possible paper topics include:

- professional movie cameras and projectors
- professional TV cameras
- image editing equipment
- sound recording and editing equipment
- amateur movie and video cameras
- consumer film projection (from Super 8 to YouTube)
- consumer radios (from analog to satellite)
- television sets (from analog to digital)
- gaming technologies
- media technology use and issues of identity (gender, class, race, age, etc.)
- manufacturing and marketing media-making gear
- consumer electronics shops
- archiving media-making gear

Since the 2010 SCMS conference theme is "Archiving the 
Future/Mobilizing the Past," papers that take a historical approach 
and explore the ways in which previous technologies inform current 
media-making equipment and practices are especially appreciated.

Please send a 250-400-word abstract with at least 5 references and a 
brief biographical note to Mary Celeste Kearney 
<[log in to unmask]> by August 17, 2009. (Text pasted into the 
body of an email, rather than an attached Word doc, is preferred.) 
Selections for the panel will be made by August 19, 2009.

Mary Celeste Kearney
Associate Professor
Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station A0800
Austin, TX  78712-0108
Office: 512-475-8648
Fax: 512-471-4077
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