Posting Up at Pigalle: The Online and Offline Worlds of Branded Basketball
Courtney M. Cox / University of Southern California
Courtney M. Cox discusses the famous Pigalle basketball court in Paris as a unique example of interactive transnational advertising that links viral marketing to the creative public consumption and experience of branded leisure space.
Podcasting’s Dirty Secret: Audio Storytelling Takes Art, Craft—and Tons of Time
Siobhán McHugh / University of Wollongong
Siobhán McHugh explores podcasting and audio storytelling as mediums and the artistry and skill involved in its production.
Media Historiography Projects: One Librarian’s Hacks
Nedda H. Ahmed / Georgia State University / College of the Arts Librarian
Nedda Ahmed, College of the Arts Librarian at Georgia State University, offers several research hacks as well as an extensive list of accessible resources for students and scholars unable to travel to media-specific collections.
Joshua Braun explores the relationship between distribution and conceptions of the public, from early postal networks to social media, and discusses the growing disconnect between inclusive public interest and the market-driven logics that propel corporate interests.
Lucifer’s Women and Doctor Dracula: Conjuring a Cult-Cult Canon
Phil Oppenheim / Oppanopticom / EPIX / Brown Sugar SVOD / Independent Scholar
Phil Oppenheim discusses forgotten cult horror films of the 1970s that could belong to what he terms a “cult-cult canon.”
Dispatch from the Inaugural Fan Studies Network – North America Conference
Jenny Keegan / Louisiana State University Press
The inaugural Fan Studies Network-North America Conference took place in October 2018. In case you couldn’t make it, Jenny Keegan is here to fill you in.