Entries by Chantal

THE CYBERNETIC ADVERTISING AGENCY

SUMMER SCHOOL 2018: THE CYBERNETIC ADVERTISING AGENCY West Summer School for Art and Activism in the Algorithmic Attention Economy 13.08.2018 – 18.08.2018 As a follow-up to the ‘Winter School of Discontent’, West is pleased to invite you to a new Summer School program for 2018, the Cybernetic Advertising Agency! The course will be led by Shailoh Phillips […]

Media in Transition @Utrecht University

In four plenary sessions scholars such as William Uricchio, Henry Jenkins, Lisa Parks, Vicky Mayer, Amanda Lotz, Erkki Huhtamo, Jussi Parikka, Jennifer Holt, Lynn Spiegel, and Roberta Pearson will address topics such as datafication, changing media infrastructures, public values, participatory empowerment, and niche strategies in conversation with discussants from VPRO, Mediawijzer, EYE Filminstitute Netherlands, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Beeld en Geluid), and the European Broadcasting Union.

The Politics of Depression. A critical analysis of the political-epistemological limits of major depressive disorder

Joe van der Eerden | University of Amsterdam
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 6.7% of adults in the United States suffered from a major depressive episode in 2014. The goal of this research will be to argue that this prevalence of depression should be understood as a function of the operation of contemporary knowledge about depression, and of the normative forces that underlie, and arise from, this knowledge.

Cinema and Gender Politics in Contemporary Iran: Subversive or Co-extensive?

Shekoufeh Behbehani | University of Amsterdam
The 1979 Iranian Revolution was exceptional as it led to the establishment of a modern Shi’a theocracy in Iran. After the establishment of the new regime, Iranianized Shi’a fiqh, jurisprudence, became the main source for Iran’s constitution and criminal law, leading to radical changes in Iran’s law.

Middlebrow Musical Misogyny

Rebecca Erickson | University of Amsterdam
Between 1945 and 1970, film musicals ranged among the most popular film genres made in the United States of America. The stereotypical consumer of this music was the “middle brow” American, as caricatured for Life magazine by Russell Lynes (1949).