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Playing in fractal universes: Thinking with scalable patterns in interdisciplinary game studies

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 47-64.   Garfield Benjamin University of Birmingham     Playing in fractal universes: Thinking with scalable patterns in interdisciplinary game studies   Abstract Games offer a scaled and scalable experience of technologically mediated human action and interaction. The study of games therefore […]

Warping Diegesis: The Evolving Role of the Sound-track in Virtual Reality Gaming

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 83-101.     Katherine Mancey University of Liverpool     Warping Diegesis: The Evolving Role of the Soundtrack in Virtual Reality Gaming   Abstract Whilst the study of music in audio-visual media is a well-established academic field, the fast and constant evolution […]

Intermediality and Digital Games: On Player-figures and Media Borders in Uncharted 4

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 102-121.   Kristian Ahm University of Copenhagen     Intermediality and Digital Games: On Player-figures and Media Borders in Uncharted 4   Abstract This paper will present the argument that Nathan Drake, the player-figure in Uncharted 4, is an intermedial entity. By […]

Creation Myths, Community, and Collectanea: A Folk Group Case Study, or “Welcome to Dota, You Suck”

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 142-161.   Ciara Smith Auburn University     Creation Myths, Community, and Collectanea: A Folk Group Case Study, or “Welcome to Dota, You Suck”[1]   Abstract This paper posits folklore studies as an appropriate lens through which to examine a specific gaming community. […]

New American Patriotism in Games: WWII-Themed Military Shooters in the Shadow of Post-9/11 Politics

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 5-20.   Filip Jankowski Jagiellonian University     New American Patriotism in Games: WWII-Themed Military Shooters in the Shadow of Post-9/11 Politics Abstract In the 1980s, American popular culture started to restore its reputation as a dominant political power—weakened after the Vietnam […]

Technology and the War on Terror: Film and the Ambivalence of Transhumanism

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 50-61.   Tatiana Prorokova Philipps University of Marburg   Technology and the War on Terror: Film and the Ambivalence of Transhumanism     Abstract:   The War on Terror declared by the U.S. government after 9/11 resulted in the two most technologically […]

Rinko Kikuchi in Space: Transnational Mexican Directors’ Global Gaze

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 34-50. Jane Hanley Macquarie University   Rinko Kikuchi in Space: Transnational Mexican Directors’ Global Gaze   Abstract Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro are contemporaries and compatriots who have charted different paths in their careers as makers of major international releases. […]

Postcolonial adaptations of classic British literature

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 79-89. Bartłomiej Nowak   Postcolonial adaptations of classic British literature   Abstract: The article is an attempt of re-reading selected film adaptations of the classic British literature. The author confronts them with the images of history, British culture and ‘Others’ that are […]

Transnational Bodies of Yogis: A Flow from Analogue Photography to Social Media

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 90-99. Bilge Gölge Bilkent University   Transnational Bodies of Yogis: A Flow from Analogue Photography to Social Media   Abstract In the initial stages of “modern, transnational yoga”, the image of the Indian yogi in a yoga pose became an effective medium […]

Vampires, zombies, and phantoms – histories of horror stories. Review

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 152-156. Magdalena Zdrodowska Jagiellonian University    Vampires, zombies, and phantoms – histories of horror stories. Review   The second half of the year 2016 was generous for Polish fans of dreadful stories as two interesting books came along. The first, Wiedza potworna. […]

“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 […]