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Casey McCormick analyzes the relationship of the season finale cliffhanger to the economic, formal, and fandom elements of television, focusing in particular on the season 6 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
#TrumpIsRight: The Paradox of Digital Database Histories and Collective Memory
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Eric Hahn explores how user-generated digital databases complicate our understanding of the nature of reportage, history, and news coverage.
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Germaine Halegoua explores the under-investigated networks within infrastructure studies: networks of “always off” connection that are purposefully constructed as dark or inactive.
Bunker Mentality: Fortified Domesticity and the “Crazy Prepper” in 10 Cloverfield Lane
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Greg Clinton considers apocalyptic futures, survivalism, and “crazy preppers” as responses to changing social mores through 10 Cloverfield‘s representation of bunkers as fortified domestic spaces.
To See and Not to See: Racial Economies of Visibility and Invisibility
Roopali Mukherjee / CUNY, Queens CollegeRead more »
Roopali Mukherjee discusses racial (in)visibility and the modern technical malfunctions that misidentify people of color while organizing and reifying powerful epidermal schema of differentiation and discrimination.