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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Anna E. Ward As faces become ubiquitous on the Web through social networking sites and YouTube, it is perhaps no surprise that an adult, subscription-based Web site has emerged seeking to capitalize on investing faces with sexual meaning. This article engages in a close examination of the Web site...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rebecca Wanzo Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011–13), initially posted on YouTube, and Lena Dunham's Girls (HBO, 2012–) are examples of the precarious-girl comedy in the new millennium. These sitcoms depict women experiencing a prolonged girlhood produced not only...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... She made it BUT . . .1 YouTube was founded in the spring of 2005. That summer, vidders — ­ the overwhelmingly female community of video editors who cre- ate fan music video out of television and film footage — ­gathered in Chicago to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of vidding...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and college use vlogs to talk about their everyday activities, give advice, and address the social issues they deem important. For example, YouTube user Snoopmaya maintains a prolific YouTube channel with five years of content. Snoopmaya's channel—like those of many other Black girls—does similar curatorial...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... pieces made using material gleaned from YouTube — Mass Ornament (2009), the Tes- tament series (2009), and Now He’s Out in Public and Everyone Can See (2012) — are large-­screen immersive gallery installations made up of montages featuring multiple frames and screens showing short snippets...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... reveal a female temporal perspective in their links to waiting.25 Here and in In the Mirror, we have a “Garbo speaks!” moment for those who have only known a silent Maya Deren. Finally, there is a YouTube posting of a fabricated trailer for Meshes that, with a note of irony, makes...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in the viral video “Can't Hug Every Cat.” 6 I show that techniques of voice modulation and social modulation are tandem technologies. As such, they are not just consequences of digital media and contemporary control societies but also their conditions of possibility. The YouTube video “eHarmony Video...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... measures, from misogynistic YouTube posts to shaming tabloid covers.3 Adding children to the mix only seems to exacerbate such reactions. In this article we use a new term, transmediated continuity, to signify a transaction across conventional media platforms as well as a medium less often considered...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 145–177.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the mumblecore legacy, with its “ultra-cheap DV aesthetics, narrow focus on the everyday relationship foibles and inarticulacies of a ‘twenty-something’ post-college generation in the era of the text message, email, and YouTube.” 17 Indeed, the web series, with its sub-five-minute episodes, is the perfect...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 173–197.
Published: 01 September 2023
... formations. Figures such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and more recently Alex Jones are notable for their embodied performances of nationalism. Jones is emblematic of the masculine, aggressive performances of nationalism that dominate the Republican Party. His YouTube channel reached 2.4 million...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... developed and the cinema risked losing the val- ued qualities of liveness and originality in performance, fidelity between scores and images of performances provided a necessary compensation.4 The proliferating YouTube videos of the virtual Tupac’s performance and the profits that have followed from...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to 100 percent renewable energy and planting 100 million trees a year for ten years, bring- ing to fruition the 1 Billion Tree Programme. 7 In October 2019, Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Tobi Lütke, and YouTube accepted the #TeamTrees YouTube hashtag challenge by pledging to contribute a million trees each.8...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... ban “obscene” content — YouTube’s “Community Guidelines,” for example, state that “YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. . . . Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context,” and users are called on to flag any video judged “inappropriate.”27...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., from cho- reographing rock-­and-­roll musicals and live stage acts, to directing music videos, to judging televised dance competitions, and, more recently, producing home videos of improvised choreography and rehearsals for her personal dance-­themed YouTube channel.21 She does...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with glamour. The money shot scene with which I opened this article was parodied with Bravo producers help in a YouTube video reenactment that perfectly mimics the dialogue, performance, lighting, and chyrons of the original program. Titled The Real Dragwives: Very Rich, the video features former RuPaul...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... The vid’s crescendo evokes vultures snatching at pieces: Spears’s father, mother, manager, Dr. Phil, CNN, FOX News — ­even Chris Crocker, who became an Internet celebrity through his “Leave 128  •  Camera Obscura Britney alone!” YouTube video. The final few images are of Spears with bloody...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and Rebecca Tushnet discuss in their piece in this dossier, online vids are vulnerable to erasure on account of their use of copyrighted material. Hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo Camera Obscura 77, Volume 26, Number 2 doi 10.1215/02705346-­1301575  © 2011 by Camera Obscura Published...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
... context brings us tweets, web pages, blogs, YouTube, Reddit, and 4chan to interrogate. The crux of his theory is that power is derived not from the content of the media but from a technology s space- or time- binding capabilities.8 Innis was the intellectual predecessor to McLuhan, who argued...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
... like a strong political statement. What inspired this approach? A lot of the research I am doing builds on fan labor. I am depen- dent on the fact that people have recorded hours of gameplay and put it on YouTube. I’m dependent on the fact that people have spent hundreds of hours playing...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
... many transmediated spin-­offs, like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to be the media form of our age and thus critical for study. Misha: I m guilty of taking up library space myself with my fixation on reality TV, but I do believe it deserves scholarly attention. For a start, this is no fly-b­ y-n­...