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Critical Cyberculture › An interview with Matt Tierney
On March 31, 2016, Matt Tierney delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "Critical Cyberculture in the Large World House." This follow-up interview was conducted by John Schneider, the DCMI's graduate assistant from 2014–2016, by email between June 7 and June 14, 2016. The interview covers topics including media studies' critical lexicon; the logic of the "post-" in "post-45", "postwar", and "post-politics"; interdisciplinarity; and the disruptive possibilities of negativist aesthetics. Read More ›

Feminism, posthumanism, new media art › An interview with María Fernández
On April 9, 2015, María Fernández delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "Reading Posthumanism in Feminist New Media Arts." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during May–August 2015. The interview covers topics including the intersection of media theory with postcolonial studies and with feminism and gender and sexuality studies; feminist, posthumanist, and new materialist approaches to cultural analysis; and feminism and the linguistic turn. Read More ›

Gaming at the edge › An interview with Adrienne Shaw
On March 19, 2015, Adrienne Shaw delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "Gaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video Games." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during May 2015. The interview covers topics including questions of intersectionality and representation, audience research and game studies, qualitative research methodologies, ideology critique, and the influence of Stuart Hall. Read More ›

The Open Internet › An interview with Andrew L. Russell
On January 29, 2015, Andrew L. Russell delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "The Open Internet: An Exploration in Network Archaeology." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during February and March 2015. The interview covers topics including overly tidy Internet histories, the Internet's autocratic origin, Internet history as an episode in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley cyberlibertarianism, and the history and ideological function of terms like "open" and "neutrality." Read More ›

The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media › An interview with Brian Hochman
On December 9, 2014, Brian Hochman delivered a lecture for the DCMI speaker series in Critical Media and Digital Studies titled "The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media: A Brief History, in Color." This follow-up interview was conducted by Brian Lennon, DCMI Director, by email during December 2014 and January 2015. The interview covers topics including the origin of media studies in ethnographic linguistics, sound technologies and cultural historiography, the title phrase "savage preservation," and the inevitability of digital obsolescence. Read More ›