|Teaser image, courtesy of Warner Brothers, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 out on July 15 (David Yates, 2011). Read Debora Lui’s paper on Harry Potter: The Exhibition.|
Today, Film Studies For Free brings you links to film and moving image related papers from the conference proceedings of the seventh annual Media in Transition conference, which will take place next week, May 13-15, 2011, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Here’s the conference’s mission statement:
Has the digital age confirmed and exponentially increased the cultural instability and creative destruction that are often said to define advanced capitalism? Does living in a digital age mean we may live and die in what the novelist Thomas Pynchon has called “a ceaseless spectacle of transition”? The nearly limitless range of design options and communication choices available now and in the future is both exhilarating and challenging, inciting innovation and creativity but also false starts, incompatible systems, planned obsolescence. How are we coping with the instability of platforms?
FSFF particularly liked ““Make Any Room Your TV Room:” Media Mobility, Digital Delivery, and Family Harmony” by film and media studies scholar and blogger extraordinaire Chuck Tryon, film and television scholar and media studies blogger extraordinaire Michael Z. Newman‘s paper ‘The Television Image and the Image of the Television“, and “Who Told You You Were Special Edition? The Commercialization of the Aura” by Justin Mack.
There are other great papers online connected to the conference theme of unstable platforms and the experience of mediatic transitions that don’t treat moving image topics and you can access those here.
- Virtual Bliss, Analog Horrors: Reading the Imperfect Digital Image in Film and the Video Game, Robert Furze
- Lessons from the Front: Rio’s War against Drug Trafficking, Participatory Culture and New Media Paradigms for Brazilian Soap Operas, Leandro Gejfinbein, Rejane Spitz
- New Platforms: More Choice – Less Freedom?: Mediated Narratives of Human History, Klaus Peter Muller
- Remembering the Past in the Dynarchive: The State of Knowledge in Digital Archives, Julia Noordegraaf
- Preserving Digital Narratives in an Age of Present-Mindedness: the View from Toronto, Kamilla Pietrzyk
- Indiana Jones Fights the Communist Police: Text Adventures as a Transitional Media Form in the 1980’s Czechoslovakia, Jaroslav Svelch