Features:

Editorial Necsus

A philosophy of weaving the web: An interview with media theorist Sebastian Giessmann by Geert Lovink

Remake: Chantal Akerman’s and John Smith’s plays on reality by Clara Miranda Scherffig

Videographic film studies and the analysis of camera movement by Volker Pantenburg

Photobiographies: The Derrida documentaries as film-philosophy by Robert Sinnerbrink

‘The Right Stuff’: From Western to melodrama and comedy by Wim Staat

Pleasure | Obvious | Queer: A conversation with Richard Dyer by Catherine Grant and Jaap Kooijman


Special section: Small data

Forms of binding: On data and not ‘fitting in’ by Anirban Gupta-Nigam

Compact cinematics by Pepita Hesselberth and Maria Poulaki

From Saul Bass to participatory culture: Opening title sequences in contemporary television series by Valentina Re

Database aesthetics, modular storytelling, and the intimate small worlds of Korsakow documentaries by Anna Wiehl

Towards a minor data manifesto by Jacek Smolicki and Alberto Frigo


Exhibition reviews:

edited by Miriam De Rosa and Malin Wahlberg (NECS Publication Committee)

Ryoji Ikeda at ZKM by Joo Yun Lee

Re-enacting pre-existing image collections in Akram Zaatari’s ‘Unfolding’ by Olivia Eriksson

The milieu of poetry: Yuri An’s ‘The Unharvested Sea’ and ‘Sailing Words’ by Adeena Mey


Festival reviews:

edited by Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist (Film Festival Research Network)

Of calendars and industries: IDFA and CPH:DOX by Aida Vallejo

Human rights, film, and social change: Screening Rights Film Festival, Birmingham Centre for Film Studies by Sonia Tascón

Rediscovering Frantz Fanon at Scotland’s Africa in Motion film festival by Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu


Book reviews:

edited by Lavinia Brydon and Alena Strohmaier (NECS Publication Committee)

Complex series and struggling cable guys by Anne Gre Wabeke

New media configurations and socio-cultural dynamics in Asia and the Arab world by Najmeh Moradiyan Rizi


Audiovisual essays:

guest edited by Dana Linssen

Whose Cinema: The video-essay on the big screen of the International Film Festival Rotterdam by Dana Linssen

Live Streaming US by Paula Albuquerque

re_making by Juan Daniel Molero

Warped Reflections: The Cinematic Identity of Helmut Berger by Hugo Emmerzael