Representing Ourselves into Existence: Tracing the History of Trans Filmmaking in the United States and Canada
Dr. Laura Horak
Click here to Register Despite recent attention to representations of trans people in media, media created by trans people is often overlooked. Creating and circulating audiovisual media is a particularly powerful way to create new representations and new worlds. When trans people create audiovisual media, rather than simply being represented in it, they help make these new...
The Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Presents: SKIN IN THE GAME: GREYMARKET GAMBLING AND VIRTUAL CURRENCIES IN COUNTER-STRIKE
Speakers: Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux
Click Here to Register Points, scores, tokens, chips, coins, cash, stocks, scrips, after the the US housing bubble and the global financial crisis in 2008 and with the emergence of the gig economy, crypto assets, and platform capital over the last decade, money has gotten weird. Credit card points and frequent flyer miles make a game of...
Click Here to Register In this paper, I argue that cinema’s stories of species survival at once hide and duplicate the racialization of matter that has marked the history of geology. In my account, the Anthropocene—the epoch in which humans have become a planet-wide “force of nature”—figures as a discourse that mainstream cinema does not simply translate but, rather...