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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Oz in the musical Wicked. Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus Wicked Divas, Musical Theater, and Internet Girl Fans Stacy Wolf Voice [of the “Diva”] is important, but like the scent of a flower it must be attached to beauty to be complete. And beauty is that undefinable charm...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... specifically on JenniCam and the LiveJournal community “exhibitionism_2,” as well as more broadly on the ways in which the Internet reconfigures psychic and archival structures. Such developments draw mediated scopophilia ever closer to the domain of archival knowledge, while at the same time unsettling...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... several new approaches to the subject. First, it examines Deren's afterlife on the Internet (or “Virtual Maya”), exploring various categories of relation to her work: transmission, reconstruction, and recreation. Second, it explores Deren's shape shifting, or her ability to continually transform herself...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Erin Greer The episode “Nosedive” from the Netflix series Black Mirror (dir. Joe Wright, Netflix, UK, 2016) provides a dystopian version of a popular narrative about digital culture, according to which the ascent of social media marks the “feminization of the Internet,” its transformation from...
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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 (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... race discourse and the visual representation (or elision) of the face. As the most reproduced visual sign on the Internet, the face continues to operate as a threshold to public space. Facebook, the largest social networking site with more than 80 million registered members, has uploaded more than 4...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
... art project on the censorship of femininity and sexuality in mainstream cinema and the Internet. The project is called When the Towel Drops. Earlier, I mentioned the first phase of the project that looked at cinema censorship in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s. The first phase, orVol - ume 1...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 141–171.
Published: 01 December 2023
... affordances: becoming user as a process which can be torqued in its unfolding. z.dinnen@qmul.ac.uk Copyright © 2023 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 2023 user internet disability comics In 1988, in Alan Moore's Batman: The Killing Joke , Barbara Gordon, who...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., her perspectives about fashion blogs fall within the dominant discourses about the meanings and effects of the Internet in general. Techno-enthusiasts view the widespread access to these new technologies as democratic; techno-skeptics perceive the massification of knowledge and communication...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
... response on social media.” 22 In other words, these photographs become currencies within the internet's “Clickbait Orientalism,” a term that Amy Malek coins to examine how the online circulation of private family snapshots of an Iranian Jewish family brings forth Orientalist tropes within cultural...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., histories of the beginning of the Internet and digital culture often leave women out entirely.1 Popular histories on the emergence of social net- working and contemporary web culture, like David Fincher’s film The Social Network (US, 2010), Steven Levy’s In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... new technologies provide the means of satisfying this fascination but they also lessen the stigma attached to putting oneself on display. The advent of such technologies as the Internet, mobile technologies, digital video, and Web cameras has thoroughly altered our conception of the public...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 145–171.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Sociality on Facebook,” Television and New Media 14, no. 6 (2013): 480. 11. Thomas Streeter, The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet (New York: New York University Press, 2010). See also Luke Stark, “Here Come the ‘Computer People’: Anthropomorphosis, Command, and Control...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Camera Obscura tions fusing real space and virtual networks. Since 2000, Cheang has continued to produce net installations, mobile games, and performances while making films with a shifting focus on decon- structing the economic machinations of the Internet. This theme drives her second feature film...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-­screen, nonlooped versions on Vimeo and YouTube, which provokes a different experience altogether. In this context, the viewer is called on to reflect on his or her own digital practices, navigating through the Internet in an experience that is at once connective and isolating. In what...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in the imaginations of read- ers but we took the responsibility seriously and are con dent, with Rob Pattinson, that we have found the perfect Edward for our Bella in Twilight.”23 The Internet chatroom reception at the time was lukewarm. For example, a teenage fan claims, “Blah . . . I love Robert but err...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Story Masturbatory Ecologies 35 (US, 2014). I employ perverted in mode with the word s etymology to qualify the types of intimacies that are subverted and enabled through my case studies: ecosexuality and forms of internet por- nography connected to environmentalism. Both examples empha- size lewd...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 149–153.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and Informatic Opacity: The Art of Defacement in Biometric Times , a theoretical study of biometric facial recognition and refusals of recognition. His current art project Contra-Internet is supported by a 2016 Creative Capital grant in emerging fields. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 opacity...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 70–95.
Published: 01 September 1999
... in this new frontier, particularly since the flexible parameters of screen identity provide an anonymity that offers room for gender play. Feminist critics, however, observe that real-life women in such cyberspace forums as Usenet groups, email lists, Internet Relay Chat lines (IRC), and multi-user...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
... expressions of fondness for felines of “eHarmony Video Bio” spread like digital catnip in the viral cultures of internet memes. The combination of the sexy baby voice with a cat-loving woman seeking a partner seemed to encapsulate too perfectly a femininity gone amok, like “the crazy cat lady” in digital...
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