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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1996) 13 (2 (38)): 92–115.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Elena del Río Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 The Body as Foundation of the Screen: Allegories of Technology in Atom Egoyan's Speaking Parts Elena del Rio In an uncannily unsentimental way, the work of Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan has...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ros Murray This article assesses the impact and import of 1970s French feminist video collectives, focusing on the relationship between technology, subjectivity, and embodiment. It investigates how early portable video technology provided the tools for an exploration of subjectivity as collective...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2002
... the Nation: The Moving Pictures and American Modernity . Traffic in Souls (US, 1913), directed by George Loane Tucker. Courtesy Library of Congress Motion Picture Reading Room Regulating Mobility: Technology, Modernity, and Feature-Length Narrativity in Traffic in Souls Kristen Whissel...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 7–35.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., 2010). From Colour Separation (Mongrel, 1997). Courtesy of the artist. Introduction: Race and/as Technology; or, How to Do Things to Race Wendy Hui Kyong Chun This special issue poses the questions: to what degree are race and technology intertwined? Can race be considered a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 177–207.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Beth Coleman Is it possible to think of race as a disinterested object of our delight, as opposed to one that is overinscribed? Can race survive as something other than the remnant of a traumatic history? In this essay, I ask the reader to consider race as technology. This proposition moves race...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 9–57.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in Shock: Gender, Genre, and the Cinema of Modernity . Pearl White Technologies of Early Stardom and the Extraordinary Body Jennifer M. Bean If everyone can agree that “why and how stars came into promi- nence and what purposes they served for their audiences” is a question of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2001) 16 (2 (47)): 79–131.
Published: 01 September 2001
... interests focus on gender, ethnicity, and technology in US literature and media culture, and she is currently completing a book manuscript based on her dissertation, “The Frying Pan and the Fire: Gendered Citizenship and the American Kitchen from the Postwar Era to the Family Values Campaign.” Kitchen...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: Bringing Race and Media Technologies into Focus Lynne Joyrich The term camera obscura derives from the Latin “dark chamber.” A darkened enclosure with a small opening through which rays of light can pass, projecting an inverted image, in “natural color,” of whatever opaque body faces the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... reproductive technology, and her essays have appeared in the journals Genders, English Literary History, Women's Studies , and Literature and Medicine . Jan de Bont directs Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt in Twister (1996). A Blustery Day for a Baby: Technologies of Family Formation in Twister...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
... Aesthetic Face (New York: Thieme-Stratton, 1984) 64 and 65. On the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery and the Technological Production of the Gendered Body Anne Balsamo The Biotechnological Reproduction of Gender Among the most intriguing new body...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas Foster This essay analyzes a postcyberpunk science fiction story by Ted Chiang, an Asian American writer. The story speculates on the technological manipulation of visual perception through the direct modification of visual processing structures in the human brain. It focuses on the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Alla Ivanchikova This article offers a reading of two recent feature films, Jonathan Mostow's Surrogates (US, 2009) and Spike Jonze's Her (US, 2013), as allegories of the tensions inherent in our collective relation with machines, examining the role technology plays in the constitution of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... BeautifulAgony.com, a site exclusively focusing on the face of orgasm. Using Tom Gunning's research on the gnostic impulse of cinema, or the drive to reveal “new visual knowledge” through technology, I interrogate hard-core representation in the context of visual media and knowledge production. Beautiful Agony's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... technologies of feminine modernity act as technologies of empire, creating pleasurable affects by incorporating the world into the nation and self. It then demonstrates how the limits of the technological approach to fantasy and spectacle are epitomized by the breakdown of Linda's daydream sequence, an attempt...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elizabeth Losh Tactics for feminist organizing are changing with the rise of new technologies. From the standpoint of expending digital labor, not all of these changes seem to be for the better. This essay looks at the practices of the international collective FemTechNet, a network of hundreds of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Paul Flaig This essay offers a feminist critique and correction of media archaeology. Media archaeology has developed over the last two decades as a historiographic response to increasingly advanced contemporary media technologies and, with them, changing accounts and archives of earlier analog...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lindsey Green-Simms This essay examines the aesthetic dimensions of the “occult melodramas” of West African video-films by discussing how filmmakers use the technology of video to recreate the sensuous impact of daily rumors that speak to spiritual and socioeconomic anxieties. Given that these...