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Table of Contents 2016 vol.1 no.1

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1 Table of Contents  2016 vol.1 no.1   (Dis)emancipatory technologies   (Dis)emancipatory technologies (Editorial) Magdalena Zdrodowska Tamil Documentary Naali: Low-End Technology and Subaltern History Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai Minority representation in the Digital: Narratives from Christian Communities in Delhi Rajan Benson Shaming and socially responsible […]

(Dis)emancipatory technologies (Editorial)

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 1-4 Magdalena Zdrodowska Jagiellonian University    (Dis)emancipatory technologies (Editorial)   In the 19th and especially the 20th century, powerful emancipatory processes were taking place that reached a climax in the middle of the 20th century. The massive civil rights movements of the […]

Tamil Documentary Naali: Low-End Technology and Subaltern History

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no.1, pp. 5-20 Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai Michigan State University Tamil Documentary Naali: Low-End Technology and Subaltern History   Abstract My essay on the significant Tamil social activist documentary Naali/The Stream (Dirs. Murugavel and Lakshmanan, 2012) makes a strong case against the displacement of the indigenous […]

Minority representation in ‘The Digital’: Narratives from Christian Communities in Delhi

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no.1, pp. 21-36 Rajan Benson MICA, Ahmedabad   Minority representation in ‘The Digital’: Narratives from Christian Communities in Delhi    Abstract Technology has become ubiquitous in modern life, propagating digital media as a means to social equity and empowerment. Digital culture is believed to provide […]

Shaming and socially responsible online engagement

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 37-49 Shadow W.J. Armfield Northern Arizona University Dawn M. Armfield Minnesota State University, Mankato Laura O. Franklin Wayne State College     Shaming and socially responsible online engagement   Abstract The implementation of social media environments has exacerbated the use and visibility […]

Movement as language, signification as identity

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 50-67 Hannah Ebben Hallam University   Movement as language, signification as identity: Understanding and empowering the autistic community in online spaces   Abstract This article is a contribution to ongoing research in online autistic culture by defining its overarching themes and presenting […]

“Nostalgia for the future…” – prosthesis as a pop-cultural weapon?

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 68-81 Marta Stańczyk Jagiellonian University “Nostalgia for the future…” – prosthesis as a pop-cultural weapon? Abstract Prostheses—especially those created by prosthetic limb designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata—are not treated as disempowering artefacts, but as a McLuhanian extension of man: a tool for […]

Ableism and Futuristic Technology: The Enhancement of ‘No Body’ in the Films Lucy and Her

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 82-98 nili R. Broyer University of Illinois at Chicago   Ableism and Futuristic Technology: The Enhancement of ‘No Body’ in the Films Lucy and Her[1]     Abstract: Implementing a disability studies and cultural studies framework, this paper offers a critical analysis […]

The technologies of experimental Japanese filmmakers in the digital era

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 99-114 Agnieszka Kiejziewicz Jagiellonian University   The technologies of experimental Japanese filmmakers in the digital era   Abstract In their works, new Japanese experimental cinema directors present a wonderful combination of filmmaking techniques: from found-footage animation, 3D stereoscopic film shot and double […]

My life in art. A conversation with Bill Viola

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 115-119 Andrzej Pitrus Jagiellonian Univeristy     My life in art. A conversation with Bill Viola  September 3, 2015   Andrzej Pitrus: You started making art videos in early ’70, when most of the artists were influenced by conceptualism. Although your […]

Transcultural Art of Bill Viola

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, pp.120-122 Krzysztof Loska Jagiellonian University Transcultural Art of Bill Viola Two extensive monographs devoted to the oeuvre of Bill Viola, one of the greatest contemporary video artists, were almost simultaneously published in the United States and Poland. Both books discuss not only […]

Sixty years later

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 123-128 Alicja Helman Jagiellonian University   Sixty years later A brief publication by Justyna Żelasko entitled Przygoda w Pociągu. Początki polskiego modernizmu filmowego (Adventure on a Train. Beginnings of Modernism in Polish Cinema) provokes thoughts that extend beyond its subject matter. […]