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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

Code and Clay, Data and DirtFive Thousand Years of Urban Media

Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Shannon Mattern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, Shannon Mattern goes far beyond the historical concepts of origins, development, revolutions, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Her ... 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

A Geology of Media

A Geology of Media

Jussi Parikka

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695515
eISBN:
9781452950877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695515.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Media history is millions, even billions, of years old. That is the premise of this pioneering and provocative book, which argues that to adequately understand contemporary media culture we must set ... More

George CukorA Double Life

George Cukor: A Double Life

Patrick McGilligan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

One of the highest-paid studio contract directors of his time, George Cukor was nominated five times for an Academy Award as Best Director. In publicity and mystique he was dubbed the “women’s ... More

How to Do Things With Videogames

How to Do Things With Videogames

Ian Bogost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676460
eISBN:
9781452947617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676460.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In recent years, computer games have moved from the margins of popular culture to its center. Reviews of new games and profiles of game designers now regularly appear in the New York Times and the ... More

How To Talk About Videogames

How To Talk About Videogames

Ian Bogost

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

More than half a century later, it’s still not clear what place videogames have in culture. Some would celebrate them as heir apparent to cinema’s throne, the art-form of the twenty-first century. ... More

I Must Not Think Bad ThoughtsDrive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Mark Dery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Exploring the darkest corners of the national psyche and the nethermost regions of the self—the gothic, the grotesque, and the carnivalesque—this book aims to make sense of the cultural dynamics of ... More

Into the Universe of Technical Images

Into the Universe of Technical Images

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communications crisis, this book forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of ... More

Noise ChannelsGlitch and Error in Digital Culture

Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture

Peter Krapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676248
eISBN:
9781452947792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676248.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the glitches, inefficiencies, and errors that ergonomics and usability engineering strive to surmount, this book identifies creative reservoirs of computer-mediated interaction. Throughout new ... More

On the Existence of Digital Objects

On the Existence of Digital Objects

Yuk Hui

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698905
eISBN:
9781452954349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a philosophical investigation into digital objects; mere data in their simplest form, digital objects are in many cases further formalized through structural metadata schemes or ... More

Our GangA Racial History of The Little Rascals

Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Julia Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The series Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals) has been called the most popular juvenile series ever filmed, beloved by generations of children and adults. According to Hollywoodlegend, ... More

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