Monthly Archive: February 2018

New Article: Whimsical Bodies and Performative Machines: Aesthetics and Affects of Robotic Art

Treva Michelle Pullen Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0048 Abstract This article explores the ways in which robots’ behaviours are designed and curated to elicit reactions from their human counterparts. Through the work of artists such as...

New Article: This Pussy Grabs back: Humour, Digital Affects and Women’s Protest

Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore / Anne Graefer / Allaina Kilby DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0050 Abstract The “affective” turn has enabled many scholars to theorise media representations not only as texts that can be distantly decoded but also as a matter of emotional...

New Article: Motion Capturing Emotions

Karen Wood / Rosemary E. Cisneros / Sarah Whatley Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0047 Abstract The paper explores the activities conducted as part of WhoLoDancE: Whole Body Interaction Learning for Dance Education which is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. In...

New Article: Stranger-ness and Belonging in a Neighbourhood WhatsApp Group

Natalie Dixon Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0046 Abstract The messaging application WhatsApp is often adopted in urban neighbourhoods to distribute and discuss information as part of neighbourhood watch programmes. In this context, certain notions of information...

New Article: “just hanging out with you in my back yard”: Mark Zuckerberg and Mediated Paternalism

Ben Little  and Alison Winch Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0039  Abstract In a video that showcases a new Facebook feature, Mark Zuckerberg chats to his users, telling them that he’s “just hanging out with you in my...

New Article: Liberated from Their Language: Polish Migrant Authors Publishing in English

Joanna Kosmalska Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0061 Abstract The article opens with a brief analysis of the publishing industry in the UK and Ireland to provide an informed assessment of how difficult it is for Polish...

2/25/17 - sock knitting workshop, February 25, 2017 | © Courtesy of romanlily.

New Article: How Bell Canada Capitalises on the Millennial: Affective Labour, Intersectional Identity, and Mental Health

Meg Peters Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0037. Abstract Since 2010, the large telecommunications company, Bell Canada, has invited Canadians to “break the stigma” around mental illness through a campaign called #BellLetsTalk. The campaign claims...

Life as Fair Use, December 14, 2007 | © Courtesy of Thomas Hawk.

New Article: Showrunner as Auteur: Bridging the Culture/ Economy Binary in Digital Hollywood

Elizabeth Blakey Published Online: 2017-11-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0029. Abstract This article engages the metaphor of showrunner as auteur to examine freedom of expression in television. News articles offer the metaphor of showrunner as auteur, with...

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