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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Relational possibilities in The House Is Black (Khaneh siah ast, dir. Forugh Farrokhzad, Iran, 1962) A New Form for a New People: Forugh Farrokhzad’s The House Is Black Sara Saljoughi The 1962 experimental Iranian New Wave film The House Is Black (Khaneh siah ast), directed...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
...Janet Bergstrom 7he Dancing Soul of the Walking People The Dancing Soul Ofthe Walking People (Paula Gladstone) Janet Bergstrorn This is both an abstract film, out of the minimal, hard-edge tradition, and figurative, a kind of documentary on Coney Island. It would...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 1. Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Treat People with Kindness (dir. Ben Turner and Gabe Turner, UK, 2021) More
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 6. Agnès Varda, Corbusier's Terrace ( La terrasse le Corbusier , 1956) and Les gens de la terrasse ( The People on the Terrace , 2011). © succession varda More
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
... for distinctions between nature and culture. Chiang's story is grounded in these scientific disciplines, specifically in work on the condition of prosopagnosia, or the inability to identify people through facial features, usually as a result of brain damage. The story imagines a technology that deliberately...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of “faciality” in Cinema 1 and, with Guattari, in A Thousand Plateaus and What Is Philosophy? This last volume privileges the face as a figure for defining the nature of concepts and the riddles of imagining other people and their worlds. The carefully choreographed close-ups of Illusions , then, make...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
... objects,” students participating in FemTechNet have engaged in shared learning projects like “wikistorming,” in which students edit Wikipedia to improve the representation of women and people of color on the site, and digital-mapping initiatives, in which student experience is recognized as a site...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to its online fandom, an audience employing channels of expression from which young people are effectively excluded. These developments function to marginalize the series' core audience—“little girls”—in a process of appropriation and redefinition that ultimately serves the interests of a more visible...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...”—their openness to new ideas, new people, and new connections—that makes them sane. This notion provides a way of thinking about the aesthetic and political stakes of a collaborative process of creative production, such as the one employed in the making of Shortbus and made visible in its final form. This essay...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Zoë Druick In her digital video work Mass Ornament (2009), the Testament series (2009), and Now He's Out in Public and Everyone Can See (2012), US artist Natalie Bookchin gathers clips from video blogs in which people perform dances and discuss personal and political issues, from sexuality...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Linda Williams This essay's point of departure is the question of how images of death and torture are literally and metaphorically framed by the people who take them and how they are further received by the publics who see them. Beginning with a comparison of two digital headshots of an Arab enemy...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and capitalism organized around the belief in the successful democratization of consumer markets and media. Thanks to liberalization policies and technological innovations in the past twenty years or so, more people than ever before can access the resources and rights associated with these institutions...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., be attached to skin pigmentation but indicates instead the body's extension beyond itself into the social sphere. With a close analysis of a variety of visual texts, ranging from the shadow of a lynched body in a 1930s NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) photograph...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that revisits the places in which she lived and the people whom she encountered. Figure 1. Maya Deren and her double in Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren, US, 1943) Afterlife and Afterimage: Maya Deren in “Transfigured Time” Lucy Fischer Maya Deren has long been hailed as an inspired...
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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 (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of this film’s cosmopolitan ambitions to imagine a passionate intimacy between people despite their conflicted and unequal histories. This reading of the film seeks to illuminate the shared wishful ground of cosmopolitanism and love, thereby questioning some of the most serious limits of this project without...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of hostility toward people of color. In her memoir, Obama acknowledges that her professors and classmates disapproved of the film because it was not “realistic.” Her critics may have been troubled by her blending of different genres, or by the story’s ambiguous ending, or by the portrayal of German racism...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 31–57.
Published: 01 May 2019
... scene— Richard Foreman, Robert Wilson, Annette Michelson, Yvonne Rainer, Philip Glass—and some people who were not in New York, such as Marcel Hanoun, Antoinette Fouque, and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Sometimes she pointed out connections with films that Chantal made later. She talked about practical...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 185–197.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kenneth White Abstract The essay describes Carolee Schneemann's residence, a stone house constructed in 1750 by Huguenot settlers on land of the Munsee Lenape people, and its central role in her life and work from the early 1960s until her death in 2019. The essay gives particular attention...
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