[in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, issue 3.4 is out now. It includes a range of forms and genres, including voiceover-driven video essay, cross-textual mashup, fanvid-as-scholarship, and two experiments with the affordances of networked digital media: Booth Wilson’s “Landscape in Paradigms” (which places Westerns shot in Monument Valley back into that landscape as mediated by Google Earth) and my own “Don’t Look Now: Paradoxes of Suture” (which experiments with spatial configurations of shots and introduces some minimal interactivity to disrupt the linearity of the video and allow the user to dwell and progress at his or her own pace).
As usual, all contributions are accompanied by statements from their makers, as well as open peer reviews that situate the works in relation to emerging forms of videographic scholarship and research. Check it the full issue here.
This coming Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2016 at 6pm), I will be presenting a talk titled “Animating Frankenstein: Film, Comics, Visual Culture.” The event is organized by the Stanford Graphic Narrative Project (under the leadership of Mia Lewis and Scott Bukatman) and hosted by the Stanford Humanities Center. More info here.
I am honored to be participating in this lecture series at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. My talk, titled “Affect and the Authority of Images in a Post-Cinematic Media Environment,” will take place on November 30.