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Keaton Fox, EGO LIBIDO

EGO LIBIDO | Keaton Fox

The Ego Libido Series is a collection of thirty video art experiments that analyze the perceptual complexities of the digital reflection. The five selections featured here show the various permutations of the project as Fox explores mediation and identity. EGO LIBIDO from Keaton Fox on Vimeo.   EGO LIBIDO II…

Little Boy | Daniel Wechsler

As images and video footage of war and terror are inescapable in the Digital Age, we grow paradoxically overwhelmed and numb at the sacrifice and carnage. Little Boy abstracts the banal images of war and removes them from their time and place. We are reminded, through Wechsler’s smoldering filters, that…

Eric Pickersgill | Removed (2015)

Removed | Eric Pickersgill

Removed avails performance, portraiture, and photography to question the physical utility of personal devices and the ways they influence society, relationships, and the body. The photographed scenes are derived from observations in my daily life. I ask the sitters to reenact my original observations of them and seconds before the…

“Mosaic” & “Nation Time” | Christine Lucy Latimer

Christine Lucy Latimer’s videos explore the movement between film and video, navigating the disparate quality and temporality of the two mediums. In Mosaic she uses footage of a digitally scrambled cable TV kickboxing fight, transferring the video to 16mm B&W film and printing it by hand. The digital interference creates a jittering, pulsatile rhythm…

What Did You Mean By That? | James Galloway

This is a paper about my efforts to continue being honest, both within myself and my professional work as a journalist, under the watchful stare of government agencies whose intentions, and even those of the agents themselves, are unknown to their subjects. Though delivered in a narrative arc, this story…

How social media is changing Hollywood | Nicola Freedman

The advent of the digital age has significantly changed the strategies of filmmakers and—in particular—Hollywood. The marketing process, as well as the very window a film has to succeed, has been transformed and shortened. More so than ever, the importance of delivering a big opening box office weekend for a…

Cyberactivism, Its Past and Its Future | Elizabeth Sherer

There is always that one overly-political Facebook friend who spams the site with incessant posts about the same issue, relentlessly reminding others how little they care about said user’s opinion. This friend or follower is frustrating, even annoying, and all social media users have one. But perhaps this user deserves…

Cyberutopian Politics in the 21st Century

Cyberutopianism*—or the belief in the power of the Internet to serve as an emancipatory and even inherently democratic force—is a set of ideals impinged with a seductive romanticism and one that has been embraced by everyone from independent, horizontal** groups like Anonymous to neoliberal political parties. Its 21st-century manifestation has…