Prompt Unit Five: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Communication

Prompt Unit Five: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Communication

The readings for this unit consider the relationship between popular forms of communication – such as films, television programs, and music – to examine their…

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Unit Four Prompt: Identity, Communication and Strategy

Unit Four Prompt: Identity, Communication and Strategy

The Stuart Hall Project documents the contributions that Stuart Hall made to the study of culture, media and identity over the course of his career. The…

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Identity and Narration: The Unfinished Conversation

Identity and Narration: The Unfinished Conversation

As mentioned in class, The Unfinished Conversation – the installation on which The Stuart Hall Project (2014) is based – is now being shown at The Power…

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Media and the Environment: The Anthropocene

Media and the Environment: The Anthropocene

All of the readings for this unit ask us to reconsider the place of the non-human world within our understanding of human culture and communication….

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Media and the Environment: Examples from Class

Media and the Environment: Examples from Class

Last class, we discussed the articles by Gabrys, Miller and Maxwell in which they drew attention to relative absence of interest in the environment consequences…

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Unit Three Prompt: Materialism and Media Artifacts

Unit Three Prompt: Materialism and Media Artifacts

The readings from this unit ask us to consider the ways in which “media,” whether understood as a technological objects or as tools for sharing…

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Trends in Affective Labour: Cuddles and 'Happy' Meals

Trends in Affective Labour: Cuddles and ‘Happy’ Meals

Here are a few recent discussions of affective labour in the media that you might find interesting. The first of these is the rise of…

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Media, Sensation and Affect

Media, Sensation and Affect

Following on and leading into our ongoing discussion of affect, embodiment and communications, I wanted to share a few examples of how embodiment, as discussed…

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