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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 83–101.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Michael Mandiberg; Robin D. G. Kelley; Jayna Brown; Tavia Nyong'o Abstract This eclectic set of essays includes work about Zoom, the murder by police of Rayshard Brooks, blackness and public space, and black joy and uchromatism. mmandiberg@gc.cuny.edu rdkelley@history.ucla.edu jbrow572...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 55–73.
Published: 01 December 2021
... dermatitis. The skin around my eyes broke out in hives and got puffy and swollen. A severe allergic reaction to a purchase I had made weeks earlier: a gel-filled eye mask meant to relieve pressure around my eyes from Zoom meetings (the bane of my interfaced existence) ( fig. 4 ). In the aftermath, days after...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 121–147.
Published: 01 December 2021
... with the devastating impacts of separation and detachment. My seventy-two-year-old mother, like many in her generation, learned to use Zoom during the pandemic. Through a tiny computer square, she mourns the premature death of friends, many of whom were also nurses in the Exchange Visitor Program. For better or worse...
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Published: 01 December 2021
:00 PM, September 20, 2020 (2020). Uncle Bob 85th Birthday via Zoom, 3:00–4:00 PM, August 16, 2020 (2020). Oil on canvas, 6×11 in. each. More
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Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. Counterclockwise from upper left: Michael Mandiberg, PSC-CUNY Action I, 3:00–4:00 PM, June 23, 2020 (2020). PSC-CUNY Action II, 3:00–4:00 PM, June 23, 2020 (2020). REMINDER: WK#17 Artist Show & Tell Zooming from Silver Art Projects with Lauren and Jason L, 12:00–12:30 PM, July More
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 75–82.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and the scholar Joseph M. Pierce. You performed “Bodies in Resistance,” and I was so taken with the use of hair in your work. And now on Zoom, I see that your hair has grown so long. The Mapuche body is part of our territory, part of natura , and also part of the historical present. The historical...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 133–153.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Nishimoto Tadashi who patented the Shaw Scope Wide Screen process,37 whose title card was shown in the beginning of Volume 1. The several rapid zoom ins on Pai Mei in Volume 2 so clearly calling viewers’ attentions to Shaw fi lms...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... opponent—would acquire supreme significance worthy of multiple repetitions. Therefore, one could notice across action sequences or other key moments such repetitions of a shot with loud swish-swish sounds. Along with slow-motion takes of fast action and rapid zoom-ins and zoom-outs, the reverberation...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 103–119.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that everyone can formulate and deepen. Today, as I speak at the static profile pictures or blank boxes in the Zoom gallery view, and not a sound can be heard for most of the class, I yearn for the communicative events that my classes were. But that is not all that I miss. In an Indian university...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in Vain,” an old slow blues song by Robert Johnson first recorded in 1937. He does not dance for this song but stands quite still as the camera zooms in for a close-­up to the exclusion of the rest of the band (see fig. 2). His lips purse and expand...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 7–26.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., but it is deeply connected to how everyone bears up with these shared pains of an all-too-human order. In fact, he has gotten better during this time when everyone got on Zoom, as he has been able to rejoin the world with some modicum of participation in a newly shared no-contact context. He is perhaps more...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (2 (159)): 35–52.
Published: 01 June 2024
... of aesthetic production: individuated and as other to labor, paid for with experience and exposure, and supported by a philanthropic nonprofit sector. 18 By surveying the claims and tactics of several social movements that emerged in the post-Occupy landscape, zooming in on New York City in particular...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the ordinary. In the wake of COVID-19—the long moment in which I write this article—Black feminist theorists have turned sustained attention to the radical possibilities of slowness. In a Zoom session designed to describe slowness's world-making potential, Tina Campt describes the disparate access...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 49–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... guinea pig, Vera Cruz (Elena Anaya), a woman that he keeps locked up in a room of the expansive villa and on whom he spies through his larger-­than-­life, high-­definition television screen. At one point, while surveilling his prisoner from an adjacent room, Ledgard zooms in on Vera’s image...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Shameem Black To find the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, leave the bright lights of Seoul and zoom through the countryside along the sleek Freedom Highway. Or follow mysterious flyers for a duty-­free store that lure you down a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Whether...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 85–108.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., to see it flowing unbroken within the play and counterplay of what appears to be random change” (79). This stepping back and zooming in is the modus operandi of the text as a whole. Game Texts is more than a diary...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 21–48.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the frenzy. As the ad suggests, he or she is a “doer,” a person who knows how to act efficiently, unafraid to hustle, and at ease in the varied situations that “work” constitutes. Toward the end, the camera zooms out and we are left with a satellite circling over the globe—an ecological image...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 59–82.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of cheesy self-parody, with ads that proclaimed, “Size does matter!” as a giant shape zoomed up out of the ocean into the camera. Tellingly, however, the U.S. Godzilla failed at the box office, perhaps because the monster lost...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2000
... were caught in someone else’s cultural web. While The Capeman was a zoom-in to West Side Story’s Chino, escorted out of the playground by cops, it lacked good choreography, inspired lyrics, and tight dramatic structure. The fail- ure of The Capeman...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 117–145.
Published: 01 September 2015
... about the logic of derivative as a “kinetic unconscious” of finan- cial capitalism. And all of a sudden the urgency, the intensity zoomed to his hands, and in a split second there he was, upside down in a perfect handstand before us all...