Photography in the Middle: Dispatches on Media Ecologies and Aesthetics

Published: 10/31/2016

Read an Excerpt from Photography in the Middle Here! It’s easy to forget there’s a war on when the front line is everywhere encrypted in plain sight. Gathered in this book’s several chapters are dispatches on the role of photography in a War Universe, a space and time in which photographers such as Hilla Becher,[…]

The Afterlife of Genre: Remnants of the Trauerspiel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Published: 02/21/2014

Could there have been television without California? California without television? The one shows the other: the ostentatiously novel singularity of the place and the seemingly self-effacing transparency of the medium. Yet if television and California both promise again and again to offer us something new, young, immaculate in its transience — a pure surface that[…]

Making the Geologic Now

Published: 12/04/2012

Access interactive companion web-book here. Making the Geologic Now announces shifts in cultural sensibilities and practices. It offers early sightings of an increasingly widespread turn toward the geologic as source of explanation, motivation, and inspiration for creative responses to conditions of the present moment. In the spirit of a broadside, this edited collection circulates images[…]