Virtual Exhibit Hub: Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2022

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.

Film and media studies book sale

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Press's virtual presence at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Pull up a chair, browse our books on sale, and read a letter from our editor (or schedule an appointment!). All books below are 40% off using code MN89020. Code expires November 1, 2022.

A letter from humanities editor Leah Pennywark.

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FILM     //    MEDIA THEORY    //    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL CULTURE     //    MUSIC AND SOUND STUDIES    //    VISUAL CULTURE

DESIGN     //    PHILOSOPHY    //    ANIMATION    //    VIDEOGAMES

COMMUNICATIONS     //    GRAPHIC ARTS    //    PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Horror of Police The Horror of Police Travis Linnemann 2022 Spring
Unmasks the horrors of a social order reproduced and maintained by the violence of police
On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth The Gothic Anthropocene Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund and Johan Höglund, Editors 2022 Spring
An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era
Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism Exceptionally Queer Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism K. Mohrman 2022 Spring
How perceptions of Mormonism from 1830 to the present reveal the exclusionary, racialized practices of the U.S. nation-state
Technopharmacology Technopharmacology Joshua Neves, Aleena Chia, Susanna Paasonen and Ravi Sundaram 2022 Spring
Exploring networked technologies and bioeconomy and their links to biotechnologies, pharmacology, and pharmaceuticals
Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Viral Cultures Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Marika Cifor 2022 Spring
Delves deep into the archives that keep the history and work of AIDS activism alive
Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Game Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Thomas R.J. Tyler 2022 Spring
A playful reflection on animals and video games, and what each can teach us about the other
Tsuchi: Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Tsuchi Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Bert Winther-Tamaki 2022 Spring
An examination of Japanese contemporary art through the lens of ecocriticism and environmental history
Mediating Alzheimer’s: Cognition and Personhood Mediating Alzheimer’s Cognition and Personhood Scott Selberg 2022 Spring
An exploration of the representational culture of Alzheimer’s disease and how media technologies shape our ideas of cognition and aging
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2022 Spring
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
Algorithms of Education: How Datafication and Artificial Intelligence Shape Policy Algorithms of Education How Datafication and Artificial Intelligence Shape Policy Kalervo N. Gulson, Sam Sellar and P. Taylor Webb 2022 Spring
A critique of what lies behind the use of data in contemporary education policy
Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Domenico Fiormonte, Sukanta Chaudhuri and Paola Ricaurte, Editors 2022 Spring
A necessary volume of essays working to decolonize the digital humanities
The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan The Dylan Tapes Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan Anthony Scaduto 2021 Fall
The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era
What If?: Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images Vilém Flusser 2022 Spring
An imagination of possibilities, of miscalculations, of futures off-kilter
Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence Cosplay The Fictional Mode of Existence Frenchy Lunning 2022 Spring
An exploration of cosplay and its relationship with the realms of its global fandom, performance, and the modes of fictional existence
Robert Heinecken and the Art of Appropriation Robert Heinecken and the Art of Appropriation Matthew Biro 2022 Spring
The first comprehensive study of the artist Robert Heinecken and his critical views on the culture of mass media
A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal Andrew Culp 2022 Spring
A field guide to a nonfascist life at the end of the world as we know it
Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Eco Soma Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Petra Kuppers 2022 Spring
Modeling a disability culture perspective on performance practice toward socially just futures
Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Allison Page 2022 Spring
How media shapes our actions and feelings about race
The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies The Lab Book Situated Practices in Media Studies Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson and Jussi Parikka 2022 Spring
An important new approach to the study of laboratories, presenting a practical method for understanding labs in all walks of life
Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Accumulation The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Daniel A. Barber and Anton Vidokle, Editors 2022 Spring
Examines how images of accumulation help open up the climate to political mobilization
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr The Poetics of Cruising Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr 2022 Spring
A groundbreaking new history of urban cruising through the lenses of urban poets
Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art Technics Improvised Activating Touch in Global Media Art Timothy Murray 2022 Spring
Seeing new media art as an entry point for better understanding of technology and worldmaking futures
Art and Posthumanism: Essays, Encounters, Conversations Art and Posthumanism Essays, Encounters, Conversations Cary Wolfe 2021 Fall
A sustained engagement between contemporary art and philosophy relating to our place in, and responsibility to, the nonhuman world
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
People, Practice, Power: Digital Humanities outside the Center People, Practice, Power Digital Humanities outside the Center Anne B. McGrail, Angel David Nieves and Siobhan Senier, Editors 2021 Fall
An illuminating volume of critical essays charting the diverse territory of digital humanities scholarship
The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy The Digital Is Kid Stuff Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy 2021 Fall
How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America
Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now 2022 Spring
A call to arms exploring the protest movements of 2020 as they reverberated through the athletic world
Safety Orange Safety Orange Anna Watkins Fisher 2022 Spring
How fluorescent orange symbolizes the uneven distribution of safety and risk in the neoliberal United States
Life in Plastic: Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Life in Plastic Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Caren Irr, Editor 2021 Fall
A vital contribution to environmental humanities that explores artistic responses to the plastic age
The World Is Gone: Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic The World Is Gone Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic Gregg Lambert 2022 Spring
Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations
Scale Theory: A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Scale Theory A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Joshua DiCaglio 2021 Fall
A pioneering call for a new understanding of scale across the humanities
The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories The Burden of Representation Essays on Photographies and Histories John Tagg 2021 Fall
A powerhouse in photographic theory—updated and with a new essay
Young-Girls in Echoland: #Theorizing Tiqqun Young-Girls in Echoland #Theorizing Tiqqun Heather Warren-Crow and Andrea Jonsson 2022 Spring
Who’s worse, the Young-Girl or the Man-Child?
Anime's Identity: Performativity and Form beyond Japan Anime's Identity Performativity and Form beyond Japan 2021 Fall
A formal approach to anime rethinks globalization and transnationality under neoliberalism
How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation How We Became Sensorimotor Movement, Measurement, Sensation Mark Paterson 2021 Fall
An engrossing history of the century that transformed our knowledge of the body’s inner senses
Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk Calamity Theory Three Critiques of Existential Risk Joshua Schuster and Derek Woods 2021 Fall
What are the implications of how we talk about apocalypse?
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Profit over Privacy: How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Profit over Privacy How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Matthew Crain 2021 Fall
A deep dive into the political roots of advertising on the internet
Envisioning Evil: “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky Envisioning Evil “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky Rachel McGarry 2021 Fall
The definitive study of this powerful series of drawings by the influential artist
The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America The Editor Function Literary Publishing in Postwar America Abram Foley 2021 Fall
Offering the everyday tasks of literary editors as inspired sources of postwar literary history
Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover Assuming the Ecosexual Position The Earth as Lover Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens 2021 Spring
The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth
Media and Management Media and Management Rutvica Andrijasevic, Julie Yujie Chen, Melissa Gregg and Marc Steinberg 2021 Spring
An essential account of how the media devices we use today inherit the management practices governing factory labor
Art and Cosmotechnics Art and Cosmotechnics Yuk Hui 2020 Spring
In light of current discourses on AI and robotics, what do the various experiences of art contribute to the rethinking of technology today?
Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Savage Mind to Savage Machine Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Ginger Nolan 2020 Fall
An examination of how concepts of “the savage” facilitated technological approaches to modernist design
The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value The Digitally Disposed Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value Seb Franklin 2021 Spring
Locates the deep history of digitality in the development of racial capitalism
The Rhythm of Images: Cinema beyond Measure The Rhythm of Images Cinema beyond Measure Domietta Torlasco 2021 Spring
A rigorous and imaginative inquiry into rhythm’s vital importance for film and the moving image
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
The Lesser Existences: Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual The Lesser Existences Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual David Lapoujade 2021 Spring
On the complex aesthetics and ontology at work in Étienne Souriau’s unique oeuvre
The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information The Filing Cabinet A Vertical History of Information Craig Robertson 2021 Spring
The history of how a deceptively ordinary piece of office furniture transformed our relationship with information
Really Fake Really Fake Alexandra Juhasz, Ganaele Langlois and Nishant Shah 2020 Fall
More important than flagging things “really fake” is to understand why they are dismissed as fake
Singularity: Politics and Poetics Singularity Politics and Poetics Samuel Weber 2021 Spring
An influential thinker on the concept of singularity and its implications on politics, theology, economics, psychoanalysis, and literature
Radical Secrecy: The Ends of Transparency in Datafied America Radical Secrecy The Ends of Transparency in Datafied America Clare Birchall 2021 Spring
Reimagining transparency and secrecy in the era of digital data
The Digital Black Atlantic The Digital Black Atlantic Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs, Editors 2021 Spring
Exploring the intersections of digital humanities and African diaspora studies
Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Deep Mediations Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Karen Beckman and Jeff Scheible, Editors 2021 Spring
The preoccupation with “depth” and its relevance to cinema and media studies
The Other Side of the Digital: The Sacrificial Economy of New Media The Other Side of the Digital The Sacrificial Economy of New Media Andrea Righi 2021 Spring
A necessary, rich new examination of how the wired world affects our humanity
Undoing Networks Undoing Networks Tero Karppi, Urs Stäheli, Clara Wieghorst and Lea P. Zierott 2020 Fall
Exploring and conceptualizing practices, technologies, and politics of disconnecting
Clang Clang Jacques Derrida 2020 Fall
A new translation of Derrida’s groundbreaking juxtaposition of Hegel and Genet, forcing two incompatible discourses into dialogue with each other
Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class Virtue Hoarders The Case against the Professional Managerial Class Catherine Liu 2021 Spring
A denunciation of the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroism
The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art Peggy Wang 2021 Spring
A revelatory reclaiming of five iconic Chinese artists and their place in art history
Molecular Capture: The Animation of Biology Molecular Capture The Animation of Biology Adam Nocek 2021 Spring
How computer animation technologies became vital visualization tools in the life sciences
Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Timescales Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff and Patricia Eunji Kim, Editors 2020 Fall
Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis
Ends of Cinema Ends of Cinema Richard Grusin and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece, Editors 2020 Fall
Leading film and media scholars discuss multiple “ends” in the history of cinema
The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri The Computer’s Voice From Star Trek to Siri Liz W. Faber 2020 Fall
A deconstruction of gender through the voices of Siri, HAL 9000, and other computers that talk
Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City Design, Control, Predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City Aaron Shapiro 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at life in the “smart” city
Pulses of Abstraction: Episodes from a History of Animation Pulses of Abstraction Episodes from a History of Animation Andrew R. Johnston 2020 Fall
Reshapes the history of abstract animation and its importance to computer imagery and cinema
Blackness in Morocco: Gnawa Identity through Music and Visual Culture Blackness in Morocco Gnawa Identity through Music and Visual Culture Cynthia J. Becker 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking study of Blackness in Morocco through the lens of visual representation
Sounds from the Other Side: Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Sounds from the Other Side Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Elliott H. Powell 2020 Fall
A sixty-year history of Afro–South Asian musical collaborations
Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence Remote Warfare New Cultures of Violence Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran, Editors 2020 Fall
Considers how people have confronted, challenged, and resisted remote warfare
“But He Doesn’t Know the Territory”: The Story behind Meredith Willson’s The Music Man “But He Doesn’t Know the Territory” The Story behind Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Meredith Willson 2020 Fall
Chronicles the creation of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man—reprinted now as the Broadway Edition
Trans Care Trans Care Hil Malatino 2020 Fall
A radical and necessary rethinking of trans care
Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Invoking Hope Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Phillip E. Wegner 2020 Spring
An appeal for the importance of theory, utopia, and close consideration of our contemporary dark times
Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information Gilbert Simondon 2020 Spring
A long-awaited translation on the philosophical relation between technology, the individual, and milieu of the living
Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information, Volume II: Volume II: Supplemental Texts Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information, Volume II Volume II: Supplemental Texts Gilbert Simondon 2020 Spring
Unique access to archival material of a major thinker, including presentations, early drafts, and a thorough introduction to the history of the philosophical notion of the individual
Documents of Doubt: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art Documents of Doubt The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art Heather Diack 2020 Spring
A major reassessment of photography’s pivotal role in 1960s conceptual art
Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Things Worth Keeping The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Christine Harold 2020 Spring
A timely examination of the attachments we form to objects and how they might be used to reduce waste
Arrested Welcome: Hospitality in Contemporary Art Arrested Welcome Hospitality in Contemporary Art Irina Aristarkhova 2020 Spring
Interpreting the meaning of hospitality in an unwelcoming political moment
Action at a Distance Action at a Distance John Durham Peters, Florian Sprenger and Christina Vagt 2020 Fall
How are human actions shaped by the materiality of media?
Kill the Overseer!: The Gamification of Slave Resistance Kill the Overseer! The Gamification of Slave Resistance Sarah Juliet Lauro 2020 Fall
Explores the representation of slave revolt in video games—and the trouble with making history playable
Listening: Interviews, 1970–1989 Listening Interviews, 1970–1989 Jonathan Cott 2020 Spring
A wide-ranging collection of interviews and profiles from twenty years of Jonathan Cott’s remarkable writings
Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop Bring That Beat Back How Sampling Built Hip-Hop Nate Patrin 2020 Spring
How sampling remade hip-hop over forty years, from pioneering superstar Grandmaster Flash through crate-digging preservationist and innovator Madlib
News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle News Parade The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle Joseph Clark 2020 Spring
A fascinating look at the United States’ conflicted relationship with news and the media, through the lens of the newsreel
The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction The Metabolist Imagination Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction William O. Gardner 2020 Spring
Japan’s postwar urban imagination through the Metabolism architecture movement and visionary science fiction authors
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Hacked Transmissions: Technology and Connective Activism in Italy Hacked Transmissions Technology and Connective Activism in Italy Alessandra Renzi 2020 Spring
Mapping the transformation of media activism from the seventies to the present day
Clocking Out: The Machinery of Life in 1960s Italian Cinema Clocking Out The Machinery of Life in 1960s Italian Cinema Karen Pinkus 2020 Spring
An original reflection on Italy’s postwar boom considers potentials for resistance in today’s neoliberal (dis)order
Circuit Listening: Chinese Popular Music in the Global 1960s Circuit Listening Chinese Popular Music in the Global 1960s Andrew F. Jones 2020 Spring
How the Chinese pop of the 1960s participated in a global musical revolution
Perpetual Motion: Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common Perpetual Motion Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common Harmony Bench 2020 Spring
A new exploration of how digital media assert the relevance of dance in a wired world

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