• New article “Sensing the Opaque: Seriality and the Aesthetics of Televisual Form”

    New article “Sensing the Opaque: Seriality and the Aesthetics of Televisual Form”

    Our colleague Sudeep Dasgupta has just published an article entitled “Sensing the Opaque: Seriality and the Aesthetics of Televisual Form.” In this article, Sudeep responds to the recent abundance of media scholarship in textual analyses of narrative complexity. The focus on narrative meaning-making, he argues, risks ignoring the material presence…

  • New book “Nocturnal Fabulations”

    New book “Nocturnal Fabulations”

    We are happy to announce the publication of the book Nocturnal Fabulations, co-authored by Érik Bordeleau, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski and our colleague Toni Pape. Nocturnal Fabulations is a collective engagement with the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This project, which proposes a collaboration across two practices: cinema and writing, is animated…

  • First GAME LAB on Feb 17, 2-5pm

    First GAME LAB on Feb 17, 2-5pm

    We are happy to announce the first GAME LAB, a forum to play and think about videogames together. The first meeting will take place on Friday, February 17, from 2-5pm in room 0.16 (BG1). In our first meeting, we will chat briefly about what we all want to get out of…

  • The Power of Cross-media Practices in SKAM

    The Power of Cross-media Practices in SKAM

    At the end of last year, many television critics noticed the exceptional success of a small Norwegian cross-media programme called Skam. The New York Times and Dazed published articles on the show; the Guardian even published two (see here and here). This attention comes at the heels of the show’s…

  • Research group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Sep 27, 4:30-6:30 – with Eszter Polonyi

    Research group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Sep 27, 4:30-6:30 – with Eszter Polonyi

    The research group “New Directions in Sound Studies” is meeting on September 27, 4:30-6:30pm, in room 1.15B at the Department of Media Studies (BG1). This time, we are welcoming visiting scholar Eszter Polonyi who will present some of her work on “The Sounds of Silent Cinema: Bela Balazs and Fraeulein…

  • Next meeting of reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” June 14, 4-6pm

    Next meeting of reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” June 14, 4-6pm

    The next meeting of our reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies” will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 4-6pm. We’re meeting in room 1.15B of BG1 (Turfdraagsterpad 9). This time we’re reading Caleb Kelly’s Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009). We will focus on the…

  • New book “Cities Interrupted: Urban Space and Visual Culture,” edited by Christoph Lindner and Shirley Jordan

    New book “Cities Interrupted: Urban Space and Visual Culture,” edited by Christoph Lindner and Shirley Jordan

    We are happy to announce the publication of the volume Cities Interrupted: Urban Space and Visual Culture, edited by Shirley Jordan and our colleague Christoph Lindner. Cities Interrupted explores the potential of visual culture – in the form of photography, film, performance, architecture, urban design, and mixed media – to…

  • EYE Research Lab “Enjoy Your Entertainment”, March 1, 19:15

    EYE Research Lab “Enjoy Your Entertainment”, March 1, 19:15

    We are happy to announce that The EYE film institute is hosting an evening program and exhibition entitled “Enjoy Your Entertainment” curated by students from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and UvA’s Research Master in Media Studies. In our current times of 24/7 markets and culture, work and the production…

  • Maarten Reesink talks about humanized animals on “Jan Rijdt Rond”

    Maarten Reesink talks about humanized animals on “Jan Rijdt Rond”

    On February 17, our colleague Maarten Reesink appeared on “Jan Rijdt Rond” to discuss the anthropomorphization of animals in Disney films. On the occasion of Disney’s latest release Zootopia, Maarten discussed the advantages and disadvantages of humanized animals. Have a look here!

  • Lecture “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern, May 13, 3-5pm

    Lecture “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern, May 13, 3-5pm

    The ASCA Cities project invites you to a lecture entitled “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern. This talk – part of a larger project that explores the longue durée, the deep time, of urban mediation – examines the aggregated histories of city-building, mud-molding and mark-making. For millennia mud and…