Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).
humanities computing and the internet
Difference and Repetition: Academic Labour after RSI
Thursday 25th May 2017, 6-7:30 PM
Academic labour is often considered to be abstract and disembodied in the popular imagination, and its recent transformation by digital technologies might make this seem even more the case. But the advent of the digital also makes all with digits, physically standardising scholarly activity into the same few motions required to interact with a keyboard, mouse or screen. Academic work has a real, and for some, a lasting, corporeal impact.
The last decade has witnessed a transformation in electronic visual media. Film, television, video games and user- generated- content (UGC) are increasingly commingling. This has facilitated significant changes in the traditional models of production and consumption, leading to new practices and relationships as divergent production communities operate together.
Palgrave Communications is a fully open access journal covering the humanities and social sciences. It welcomes interdisciplinary research.
Palgrave Communications is inviting applications from academics working in the digital humanities to join its international Editorial Board. The role of Board members is to act as ambassadors for the journal, support the in-house editorial team on an advisory basis and assist with the peer review process. For more information or to apply, please contact the Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a brief cover letter and CV/resume.
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Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.
Online Vitriol: Advocacy, Violence, and the Transforming Power of Social Media
Conference at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Giessen, Germany
Wednesday June 29th – Saturday July 1st, 2017
- Researchers in the fields of (digital) culture and media, and related fields
- Professionals dealing with online advocacy and social media presence of their organization
- Journalists and others confronted with online violence
- PhD and MA students in culture and media studies
Given the current developments in our society, Glendale Community College has decided to host their very first Call for Papers in a discussion of fake news. There is a prompt provided below, but you are not limited to the provided discussion points. This conference serves not only as a presentation of facts, but also a platform to express opinions and beliefs on the possible solutions to recognizing and avoiding fake news. Please submit a brief one paragraph summary of your essay describing the topics you will cover as well as an additional bit of background information about yourself. If your presentation requires any technological accommodations, please make note of it in your background information.
Guest Editors: Benjamin Haber, PhD Candidate Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY
Daniel J Sander, PhD Candidate Performance Studies, NYU
Submission Deadline: June 1st 2017
Call for Papers: This issue of Mediascape will focus on film technology.