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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Tara McPherson Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 Disregarding Romance and Refashioning Femininity: Getting Down and Dirty with the Designing Women‘ Tara McPherson Female communities are united by their necessary...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... on a more recent slate of girl-oriented consumer electronics: mediamaking gear for girls. Like the “pink software” of the girl games era, much of this “pink technology” relies on design strategies grounded in stereotypes of girls, girlhood, and girls' culture in order to attract female youth to historically...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to queer gamers, game designers, and games critics and scholars. This introduction frames queer game studies as both a theory and practice, beginning a special In Practice section of Camera Obscura that profiles the Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), the first conference explicitly dedicated...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 29–55.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Anne M. Royston Reading Avital Ronell’s unconventionally designed The Telephone Book implies reading material form as well as semantic content. Such a reading emphasizes the book’s typographical illegibilities, which become the figure for the space between person and thing. These illegibilities...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of knowledge production. Although more robust teleconferencing technologies have improved experiences of copresence for participants, stymied platform design, weak options for sustainability, exhaustion from affective labor, and scarce resources for community management continue to be challenges. Figure 1...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
... around the appeal of reality television and the reasons for approaching it from a scholarly perspective, particularly that of feminist media studies. This version of the studio Q&A format, honed into a subgenre by reality TV itself, is designed to elicit not only interest but knowledge—in this case...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 165–173.
Published: 01 May 2016
... films seek to establish empathy with characters ostracized from the boundaries of community by their physical disabilities and draws a connection between these efforts and the studio's recent animated public service announcement for Lantern Software, a program designed to circumvent government Internet...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sought—the means to make the body meaningful. Beautiful Agony provides a useful lens through which to examine categorizations such as “hard core” and “amateur” and how these designations are shifting as a result of increasing access to new media technologies and the subsequent cultures they fuel...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... And so the designation of “screen test” engenders an identity for the film that situates its formal indeterminancy as its most critical feature. This analysis of Portrait of Jason necessarily examines the particular intersections of documentary cinema, gender/sexuality, spectatorship, and textual...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as a poet, an aspect of her career that has been both dismissed and ignored yet that has great relevance to her films. Fifth, it argues for Deren's recognition as a design and fashion icon and theorist. Finally, the article discusses Barbara Hammer's film Maya Deren's Sink (US, 2011), an homage to Deren...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jonathan Cohn This article focuses on the birth of social networking and digital recommendation technologies and their relationship to current cultures of postfeminism and neoliberalism. These technologies, primarily designed to bring users in touch with other people and consumer goods, are tied...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... aesthetic a cinematic exploration of écriture féminine . While studying the film's experimental cinematography, its carefully thought-out costume and set design, and its deliberately naive acting style, we find particularly noteworthy the filmmakers' employment of color. Fruit 's chromatic experimentation...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that was produced by Apatow and designed to cash in on the popularity of The Hangover. While Bridesmaids , like Superbad , strikes a note of mourning, the devalued status of women prevents them from achieving the grandeur of melancholics, a grandeur that accrues to men even in low comedic forms. Tania...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... beautification. With a wardrobe that anticipated the ready-to-wear women’s fashions she went on to create, Fox costume designer Bonnie Cashin refashioned Tierney into an “all-American” war-time working woman. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 female stardom costuming Bonnie Cashin Hollywood World...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 79–131.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Technologies: Promises and Alibis, 1944 –1966 Laura Scott Holliday Motorama and the Romance of Technology Everyone says the future is strange But I have a feeling some things won’t change! —Woman, Design for Dreaming One of the classic advertising extravaganzas of the 1950s, Gen- eral...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 36–65.
Published: 01 December 1986
... than product-oriented. As in certain kinds of innovative 38 media advertising, an integrated, all-over design projects ambience and doesn’t necessarily focus on specific characters, objects, or actions. And rather than emphasize traditional family relationships, which...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 113–157.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Hollywood documentary series and the San Simeon oral history project, and an impressive collection of priceless miniatures. She installed the latter in a massive doll- house that was constructed over a period of seven years by expert Hollywood set designers under the direction of Moore and her father...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre , and Sunrise . She is currently at work on Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema, and the Female Form , forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Greta Garbo and Silent Cinema: The Actress As Art Deco Icon Lucy Fischer The stuff [shown at the 1925 Paris...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 3–5.
Published: 01 December 1986
... in- directly through its design (its architecture, its visual motifs) and the relationship between decor, fantasy, and the development of plot and characters. Harvey Greenberg’s “Reimagining the Gargoyle: Psychoanalytic 5 Notes on Alien” provides a different sort of psychoanalytic exploration...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the fashion blog for democratizing the fashion industry.1 In an article for Harper’s Bazaar  magazine, she wrote: “The rise of the fashion blogger . . . has evolved [fash- ion] from an autocratic business dominated by omnipotent design- ers into a democratic one in which everyone has access...