Telescoping, Part Two: How to (Not) Watch One Million Moving Images

In my last post I argued for a form of “distant reading” that could be applied to film studies, and claimed that such a practice could be just as useful as our current close reading practices. In this post I continue this line of argumentation by considering one such way in which distant reading couldContinue reading “Telescoping, Part Two: How to (Not) Watch One Million Moving Images”

Telescopía, o ¿Cómo Ver El Cine Desde Lejos?

¿Qué significará ver el cine “desde lejos”? En este escrito quiero considerar cómo algo similar a lo que Franco Moretti ha llamado “la literatura vista desde lejos” (distant reading) en los estudios literarios podría funcionar en el estudio del cine. Si nuestro actual método para analizar películas es semejante al close reading, es decir, verContinue reading “Telescopía, o ¿Cómo Ver El Cine Desde Lejos?”

Telescoping, or Distant Reading for Film Studies

What would it mean to “distantly watch” films? In this post I am interested in considering how something akin to what Franco Moretti has called distant reading* in literary studies might function in film studies. If our current method of evidence gathering for film analysis is close reading—watching a film or a series of filmsContinue reading “Telescoping, or Distant Reading for Film Studies”

Introduction to the Problems of Film

As I mentioned in a previous post, this term I am taking an introductory grad course on digital humanities, and as part of it, I will be writing a series of posts relating this area of humanistic inquiry to the field of media studies. I have chosen to begin exploring these intersections by zeroing inContinue reading “Introduction to the Problems of Film”

#AmellWednesdays, Physical Labor & the Male Star’s Body

It’s no surprise by now that Twitter has become a central medium for TV stars and creative types to interact with fans, critics, and potential audiences. It has also become commonplace for said actors to engage with audiences through live-tweetings of their shows, especially if they’re just starting out. In following the live-tweets of actorContinue reading “#AmellWednesdays, Physical Labor & the Male Star’s Body”

Intersections between Digital Humanities & Media Studies: Attempts At A Primer

The time is now ripe to join the insights of decades of film and media studies with the new modes of information management, visualization, and dissemination that digital technologies are enabling. Who better to reimagine the relationship of scholarly form to content than those who have devoted their careers to studying narrative structure, representation andContinue reading “Intersections between Digital Humanities & Media Studies: Attempts At A Primer”

Infrastructures, Piracy, and Breakdown

I’ve recently taken to Prezi less as a presentation software and more as a space for creating visualizations -concept maps, timelines, etc – that help me work through my readings and research material. This particular visualization is inspired from a seminar presentation I prepared on Brian Larkin’s Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban LifeContinue reading “Infrastructures, Piracy, and Breakdown”