It will be quite an event for Peirce scholars. My proposed paper will be on applications of Peirce to film theory, and in particular the two neo- (quasi-?) Peircian approaches that I present in Ecologies of the Moving Image. The first of these builds on Sean Cubitt’s three-part typology of the image (pixel–cut–vector, which I […]
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Ecologies of the Moving Image will be out next month. (Some seven years after I started working on it.) Here is a poster for it. Many thanks to Steven Shaviro and Sean Cubitt for their generous endorsements, which I reproduce here: “Ecologies of the Moving Image is an ambitious book, and a capacious and satisfying […]
A key question for a process-relational account of a film is the question of how that film shows objects and subjects in the process of being made — how it shows subjectivation and objectivation arising together. Much of Ecologies of the Moving Image is about this, but what remains more implicit throughout the book is the way […]
Teaching my film course (especially in its current rendition as “Ecology Film Philosophy”) and the book that goes with it (Ecologies of the Moving Image, which will be publicly available in July) — and especially teaching the Andrei Tarkovsky film Stalker, which serves as a sort of template for the book — makes me feel […]
Here’s what I’m slated to teach this summer, for 3 weeks beginning May 20. Ecology – Film – Philosophy
In Media Res is calling for guest curators on the theme of the representation of environmental issues in the media. The deadline (alas) is March 11. See the call here. H/t to Ecomedia Studies.
Here are my introductory comments to the 2010 documentary Waste Land, delivered yesterday at the Fleming Museum in Burlington and shown in connection with the exhibition High Trash, which runs until May 19.
On e²mc we’re thinking through the various meanings of “media ecology.” The first, chronologically, is the medium theory of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Ong, and others — sometimes called the Toronto School of communication theory. Neil Postman’s “New York school” can be considered a more critical and pessimistic adjunct to this tradition. As a […]
e2mc, short for “evolving ecological media cultures,” has gone online. e2mc begins as the class blog for the University of Vermont course “Media Ecologies and Cultural Politics.” Its long-term goal is to become the online face of the UVM Ecomedia Studies Lab, which is still in development. The blog is open to anyone interested in participating, […]
The Immanence Shadow Blog — that space where I scoop up little things of interest found on the internet — has been reinvented and reloaded as scoop.it/t/immanence. You can subscribe to it here. The latest piece I’ve added is the following bit of prescient (or perhaps eternally relevant) American humor: H/t to Jon Cogburn at […]