Society for Cinema & Media Studies - 2017 - Mediating Things in Motion
Mediating Things in Motion
(Audio)visual media structure and articulate our relation to speed, slowness, and mobility. In the arts, in the sciences, in the realms of commerce and government, as well as on the terrain of the everyday, they serve to organize perceptions and to ground understandings of various moving phenomena, of things and worlds in motion. The audio-/optico-technological capture and storage of such phenomena—accelerative objects and bodies, motive energies and materialities—have, in turn, enabled and impelled the reinvention or revaluation of certain media-aesthetic conventions and media-epistemic protocols.
This panel explores (audio)visual media’s practical, sensorial, political, and/or theoretical entanglements with speed, slowness, and mobility in or across historically and culturally specific contexts. We are particularly interested in papers that examine (audio)visual media’s complex and contingent involvement in the development, transformation, or disruption of perceptual paradigms (dominant or subordinate), of institutional logics and practices, of ordinary uses and routines, or of power-knowledge formations.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
Motion, speed, and mobility in augmented and/or virtual-reality
Science of speed and motion inside the body (fMRI, radio contrast agents, microfluidics)
A/V speed mismatches in film and video (high speed/slo-mo)
Motion, education, and the science of “seeing”
Doppler effect and stereo sound
Media and transportation/automobility
Standardization of recording and playback speeds
Radar speed detection and traffic surveillance
Logics and aesthetics of destruction-in-motion
Loss, latency, and/or video buffering
High-frequency trading and global markets
Mapping communication networks and information flows
Geographic Information Systems
Speed and representation of environmental degradation
Geotagging and mediated places
Please send an abstract (300-350 words), 3-5 bibliographic sources, and a brief author bio to Greg Siegel at email@example.com and to Kim Beil at firstname.lastname@example.org, by August 1, 2016. Notifications will be sent out by August 15.