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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 29–55.
Published: 01 May 2018
... manifest as unreadable noise, interventions on the print page that produce a technological feminine. Situated alongside ANT (actor-network theory), media theory, and cyborg feminism, the technological feminine gestures at the limits of these attempts to de–black box media, insisting on an irreducible noise...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of California, Santa Barbara, with a PhD in film and media studies and an emphasis in feminist studies. Their work on technology, sexuality, feminism, and film theory has appeared in Porn Studies, New Review of Film and Media Studies, Mediascape, Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Video Games...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Julie Levin Russo This article returns to Sigmund Freud's and Jacques Lacan's theories of scopophilia to intervene in a pessimistic thread of new media criticism. By complicating doomsday scenarios, it unpacks the complexities of exhibitionism iterated as online self-display, including aspects...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
... listener, asks: Is the answering machine? 15 If the answering machine is a place Cher visits, we may also go there to lis- ten to the conditions of possibility for her listening and to consider in turn how media theory illuminates the conditions of delayed temporality (the answering machine speaks beyond...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the changes that have taken place in the field — namely, the rise of queer theory. Indeed, queer theorists may be drawn to film and media, as is evident in a wide range of key works, precisely because film and media are (figurations of) queer theory. One key thinker who understood this early...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in the same era. The reconfiguration of privacy is also linked to how race, gender, and class are articulated visually in nineteenth-century media culture. Thus drawing on histories of photography and consumerism, legal history, and cultural theory, as well as on the visual archive of the original Aunt Jemima...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., these two products offer rich sites for exploring the particular challenges designers and marketers face in attracting female youth to media production. Grounding this study is Ellen van Oost's theory of “gender scripts,” the discourses of gender that designers encode into consumer goods based...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to address the under- and misrepresentation of women in film and media; today, the New York–based nonprofit supports the creation and circulation of independent film and media by and about women through its production assistance program, extensive distribution service, and advocacy role. The conversation...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 5–27.
Published: 01 December 1989
... to mark out new terrain. Feminist media theory has not developed in a vacuum. In a way, it is particularly tempting to write a history of feminist theory -precisely because it is feminist -which stresses or even implies “progress.” Yet, it is important to acknowledge that, even and perhaps...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in various times and places. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. collaboration media collective transnational media activism technology feminist and queer theory Collectivity: Part...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and places. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. collaboration media collective transnational media activism technology feminist and queer theory Collectivity: Part 1...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... spaces and aesthetics for producing collective memory that differently configure spectatorial interaction and social intervention. Counterposing the hyperindustrialized military vision of the fictional reality TV show Drones with the social media–styled memory market TruNode, the film’s caricature...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
... especially) as irrelevant and passé, syndicated programs are neither of those things if their continued popularity assures our familiarity with them. As a text, Bewitched is already supple enough to motivate two politically opposing media brands to pick it up, but the context of each of these channels’ flow...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
... conditions, and masculinists with universalizing but also miniature theories of media recognize the technological as a form of power. In fact, they seem to have a good handle on the medium is the message as a technologi- cal strategy to maintain patriarchy, white ethnonationalism, and the perpetuation...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 94–100.
Published: 01 December 1989
... that shows how historiographical issues may be productively addressed. I think that the most interesting work that combines historiography and film/media theory is just beginning, and it is with that understand- ing that I agree with those who feel that the study of the female spectator is also...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... historical forms of media activism and current digital platforms for feminist activism. Marusya Bociurkiw is the director of the Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought and an associate professor of media theory at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is the author of Feeling Canadian...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 1988
... for entertainment is often seen in media theory as something simple, noth• ing more than an interest artificially created by the media. For Ang, the complexity of desire belies any understanding of culture as "mere enter• tainment." Desire would be that force which has not one function...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Ivanchikova is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her work incorporates new theories of mediation, the critique of the humanitarian imagination, the discourse on the Anthropocene and the longue durée , and Marxist thought into unique analyses...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 7–35.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT Press, 2006), and co-editor (with Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, 2005). She is currently working on a monograph entitled Programmed Visions: Software, DNA, Race (forthcoming MIT...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
...). For an overview of the concept of cultural techniques, see Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan, “After Kittler: On the Cultural Techniques of Recent German Media Theory,” Theory, Culture, Society 30, no. 6 (2013): 66–82. 5. Gilles Deleuze, “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” October , no. 59 (1992): 3–7...
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