Call for Submissions: Disinformation Cultures

“Disinformation” emerged from the Soviet intelligence bureaucracy during the Cold War as a tactic for managing perception and consensus through the media. Rather than refuting or suppressing ideas that undermined the state agenda, false information and simulated events were disseminated to destabilize the positive character of truth itself.  In the decades following the collapse of […]

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Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Talk, “The Horrors of Insulated Selfhood”

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4 PM – 6 PM Nicholson Hall Room 135(216 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis MN 55455) “The Horrors of Insulated Selfhood”: Psychedelic Culture, Governance, and Intoxicated Spectatorship 1966, the year that psychedelic art stormed American mainstream culture, brought a cavalcade of explosive media experiences, often inspired by Marshall McLuhan, to the […]

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MIMSGG Fall 2019 Events

Incremental Love Eugenie Brinkema (MIT), IAS Thursdays Talk October 24th, 3:30 PM Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Michael Haneke’s Amour (2012) is set in a single restricted location, the Parisian apartment in which a dying, suffering woman is being cared for by her husband. The film plots an obsessive formal language of spatial […]

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Working/<3-ing Dead Media: A Roundtable Discussion Featuring Dying Media Enthusiasts

Presentations and a panel discussion focussed on the long lives of dead media including featured guests Jill Vuchetich(Head of Archives Walker Art Center), John Moret(Programmer and Projectionist Trylon Cinema), Sam Hoolihan(Visual Artist and Educator), and Show & Tell with Super-8 & 16 mm film presentations, rare 9.5 mm film stock (and digital migration), and a […]

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Call for Presenters! “Fellow Gritizens: Gritty, Memes, and Left Internet Culture”

Since his introduction to an “unprepared world” on September 24, 2018, Gritty, the mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, has experienced an unlikely rise. He threatened Iceburgh the Pittsburgh Penguin, fell spectacularly, came in like a wrecking ball. A Philadephia city resolution declared Gritty a “ghastly empty-eyed muppet” and “an acid trip of a mascot,” before […]

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MIMSGG Calendar Spring 2019:

1. Videographic Criticism Workshop Phase I: Autodidactics(CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)First session: Feb 8th, 2-5 pm, Nicholson 325 (future session dates TBD) – Phase I, Topic: In Transition Journal (all content is accessible for free) 2.  IAS Thursdays: Rick Prelinger  “The Romance of Obsolescence and the Promise of Hybridity”Feb. 14th, 3.30 pm Northrop Crosby Room 3. MIMSGG presents: Rick Prelinger”COMMON GEOGRAPHIES: […]

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Videographic Criticism Workshop Phase I: Autodidactics (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)

First session: Feb. 8th, 2-5 pm, Nicholson 325 (future session dates TBD) Phase I, Topic: In Transition Journal (all content is accessible for free)The videographic criticism workshop will give participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the multimedial form of academic scholarship whose topics can range much wider than media studies. The workshop stretches over two semesters, […]

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