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War&Technology (Editorial)

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 1-4. Joanna Walewska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń     War&Technology (Editorial)   Jacques Derrida (2008), when asked if the attacks of 9/11 would become one of the major events of the last century, answered that it is symptomatic that we refer […]

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 […]

Moving Image as Political Tool: The impact of neoliberalism on the role of the moving image in postmodern warfare

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 21-36. Bethany Crawford Dutch Art Institute     Moving Image as Political Tool: The impact of neoliberalism on the role of the moving image in postmodern warfare Abstract This research critically examines the interrelation of neoliberalism, the moving image, and postmodern warfare […]

The Concept of War without Casualties: The Influence of the American Taboo of Death on the Perception of the Events of 9/11

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 37-49.   Kaja Łuczyńska Jagiellonian University   The Concept of War without Casualties: The Influence of the American Taboo of Death on the Perception of the Events of 9/11     Abstract The article focuses on the paradoxical phenomenon of modern war […]

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 […]

Unseen war? Hackers, tactical media, and their depiction in Hollywood cinema

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 62-77. Marta Stańczyk Jagiellonian University     Unseen war? Hackers, tactical media, and their depiction in Hollywood cinema     The geeks have emerged in politics. (Tim Jordan, Activism! Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society) The feelings of vulnerability, fear […]

Emergent International Humanitarian Law in the Context of Cyber Warfare

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 78-99.   Ivory Mills Northwestern University   Emergent International Humanitarian Law in the Context of Cyber Warfare   Abstract Over the last decade, actors throughout the international community have begun to engage in information operations (IO)—the use of information technology such as […]

Knowledge is for Cutting: Waging War on the Human Terrain

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 100-116.   Sandra L. Trappen City University of New York     Knowledge is for Cutting: Waging War on the Human Terrain   Abstract: The notion of war as a social problem is derived from a troubled legacy in the social sciences. […]

The nuclear technology debate returns. Narratives about nuclear power in post-Fukushima Japanese films

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 117-131.   Agnieszka Kiejziewicz Jagiellonian University     The nuclear technology debate returns. Narratives about nuclear power in post-Fukushima Japanese films     Abstract The presented article revolves around the widespread debate on the Fukushima catastrophe in Japanese cinematography and the artists’ […]

War rape in the face of heroic narrative. The case of Polish cinema

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 132-149.   Magdalena Podsiadło-Kwiecień Jagiellonian University     War rape in the face of heroic narrative. The case of Polish cinema   Abstract War rape seals the status of women as passive victims and excludes them from heroic narratives. Despite women’s suffering […]

Eat like a Republican and you won’t get AIDS – a conversation with Barbara Hammer

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 150-160.   Andrzej Pitrus Jagiellonian University     Eat like a Republican and you won’t get AIDS – a conversation with Barbara Hammer     Andrzej Pitrus: In 2009 I had the honor to speak to Jonas Mekas. Many people consider him […]