Dreaming of Cinema / Slow Cinema

Adam Lowenstein’s Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015) and Slow Cinema (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University P... Read more →

Transcending obsolescence in technological ruins? Questions of conservation and presentation in Nam June Paik’s ‘Something Pacific’ and ‘Rembrandt Automatic’

by Hanna B. Hölling Introduction Standing amidst the lively garden of the campus of the University of California, San Diego, I am looking at the many television sets, Buddhas, and elements ... Read more →

The tactile and the index: From the remote control to the hand-held computer, some speculative reflections on the bodies of the will

by Lorenz Engell This article is motivated by the experience of the traditional television user. The experience of television is (at least in one of its dominant forms), as everyone can asse... Read more →

Branding Television

Catherine Johnson’s book Branding Television (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2012) contributes to television studies by describing, explaining, and illustrating why and how television i... Read more →

Aporias of the touchscreen: On the promises and perils of a ubiquitous technology

by Timo Kaerlein We may debate whether our society is a society of spectacle or of simulation, but, undoubtedly, it is a society of the screen. – Lev Manovich[1] Screens attached to comput... Read more →