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Celebrity and PowerFame in Contemporary Culture

Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

P. David Marshall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success but also the ultimate construction of false value. This book questions the impulse to become ... More

Dead MatterThe Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... More

Digital Memory and the Archive

Digital Memory and the Archive

Wolfgang Ernst

Jussi Parikka (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677665
eISBN:
9781452948065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Ernst’s media theory, archaeology becomes archivological analysis that refuses to stay on the interface level. Instead, it reveals the technological conditions of our contemporary techniques of ... More

Digital ShiftThe Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Jeff Scheible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical ... More

Does Writing Have a Future?

Does Writing Have a Future?

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In the introduction, it proposes that writing does not, in fact, ... More

Farm Worker FuturismSpeculative Technologies of Resistance

Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

Curtis Marez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816672318
eISBN:
9781452954288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672318.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Speculative Technologies is a cultural study of technology in conflicts between California agribusiness and workers of color in California from the 1940s to the 1990s and beyond. An important ... More

The Fourth EyeM ori Media in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Fourth Eye: M ori Media in Aotearoa New Zealand

Brendan Hokowhitu and Vijay Devadas (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681037
eISBN:
9781452948621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681037.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Indigenous and settler cultures to the emergence of the first-ever state-funded Māori television network, New Zealand has been a hotbed of ... More

From Light to ByteToward an Ethics of Digital Cinema

From Light to Byte: Toward an Ethics of Digital Cinema

Markos Hadjioannou

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677610
eISBN:
9781452947990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677610.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Cinema has been undergoing a profound technological shift: celluloid film is being replaced by digital media in the production, distribution, and reception of moving images. Concerned with the debate ... More

Gameplay ModeWar, Simulation, and Technoculture

Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Patrick Crogan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653348
eISBN:
9781452946146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653348.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From flight simulators and first-person shooters to MMPOG and innovative strategy games like 2008’s Spore, computer games owe their development to computer simulation and imaging produced by and for ... More

Gaming at the EdgeSexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture

Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture

Adrienne Shaw

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693153
eISBN:
9781452949666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

New and heated debates abound over how women, people of color, LGBT people, and other marginalized groups are represented in video games. Debate stakeholders almost always assume the homogeneity of ... More

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