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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Postcinematic Vision: The Coevolution of Moving-Image Media and the Spectator Postcinematic Vision The Coevolution of Moving-Image Media and the Spectator Roger F. Cook 2020 Spring
A study of how film has continually intervened in our sense of perception, with far-ranging insights into the current state of lived experience
Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Happiness by Design Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Justus Nieland 2019 Spring
A cultural history of modern lifestyle viewed through film and multimedia experiments of midcentury designers Charles and Ray Eames
Curating as Ethics Curating as Ethics Jean-Paul Martinon 2020 Spring
A new ethics for the global practice of curating
Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Furious Feminisms Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Alexis L. Boylan, Anna Mae Duane, Michael Gill and Barbara Gurr 2020 Spring
A provocative peek into this complicated film as a space for subversion, activism, and imaginative power
The Monster Theory Reader The Monster Theory Reader Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Editor 2020 Spring
A collection of scholarship on monsters and their meaning—across genres, disciplines, methodologies, and time—from foundational texts to the most recent contributions
Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games Playing Nature Ecology in Video Games Alenda Y. Chang 2019 Fall
A potent new book examines the overlap between our ecological crisis and video games
Sound, Image, Silence: Art and the Aural Imagination in the Atlantic World Sound, Image, Silence Art and the Aural Imagination in the Atlantic World Michael Gaudio 2019 Fall
A visionary new approach to the Americas during the age of colonization, made by engaging with the aural aspects of supposedly “silent” images
Scenarios III: Stroszek; Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night; Where the Green Ants Dream; Cobra Verde Scenarios III Stroszek; Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night; Where the Green Ants Dream; Cobra Verde Werner Herzog 2019 Fall
For the first time in English, and in his signature prose poetry, the film scripts of four of Werner Herzog’s early works
Spoiler Alert: A Critical Guide Spoiler Alert A Critical Guide Aaron Jaffe 2020 Spring
All of this information at our fingertips—and we might not need any of it
Variations on Media Thinking Variations on Media Thinking Siegfried Zielinski 2019 Fall
A diverse, enriching volume of media analysis from a pioneering thinker in the field
Organize Organize Timon Beyes, Reinhold Martin and Lisa Conrad 2019 Fall
A pioneering systematic inquiry into—and mapping of—the field of media and organization
How to Do Things with Sensors How to Do Things with Sensors Jennifer Gabrys 2019 Fall
An investigation of how-to guides for sensor technologies
The Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film The Eloquent Screen A Rhetoric of Film Gilberto Perez 2019 Spring
A lifetime of cinematic writing culminates in this breathtaking statement on film’s unique ability to move us
Archives Archives Andrew Lison, Marcel Mars, Tomislav Medak and Rick Prelinger 2019 Fall
How digital networks and services bring the issues of archives out of the realm of institutions and into the lives of everyday users
Architectures of the Unforeseen: Essays in the Occurrent Arts Architectures of the Unforeseen Essays in the Occurrent Arts Brian Massumi 2019 Spring
A beautifully written study of three pioneering artists, entwining their work and our understanding of creativity
Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism Arne De Boever 2019 Fall
Reconsiders exceptionalism between aesthetics and politics
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2019 Spring
The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether
Remain Remain Ioana B. Jucan, Jussi Parikka and Rebecca Schneider 2019 Spring
Engaging with remains and remainders of media cultures
Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Theory for the World to Come Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2019 Spring
Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future?
Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy Star Wars after Lucas A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy Dan Golding 2019 Spring
Politics, craft, and cultural nostalgia in the remaking of Star Wars for a new age
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Prison Land Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Brett Story 2019 Spring
From broken-window policing in Detroit to prison-building in Appalachia, exploring the expansion of the carceral state and its oppressive social relations into everyday life
Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Cyberwar and Revolution Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko 2019 Spring
Uncovering the class conflicts, geopolitical dynamics, and aggressive capitalism propelling the militarization of the internet
Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive Bad Film Histories Ethnography and the Early Archive Katherine Groo 2019 Spring
A daring, deep investigation into ethnographic cinema that challenges standard ways of writing film history and breaks important new ground in understanding archives
The Platform Economy: How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet The Platform Economy How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet Marc Steinberg 2019 Spring
Offering a deeper understanding of today’s internet media and the management theory behind it
Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé Zoological Surrealism The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé James Leo Cahill 2019 Spring
An archive-based, in-depth analysis of the surreal nature and science movies of the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Painlevé
Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China Information Fantasies Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China Xiao Liu 2019 Spring
A groundbreaking, alternate history of information technology and information discourses
Machine Machine Thomas Pringle, Gertrud Koch and Bernard Stiegler 2019 Spring
On the social consequences of machines
Markets Markets Armin Beverungen, Philip Mirowski, Edward Nik-Khah and Jens Schröter 2019 Spring
A media theory of markets
Communication Communication Paula Bialski, Finn Brunton and Mercedes Bunz 2019 Spring
On contemporary communication in its various human and nonhuman forms
Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities Bodies of Information Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities Elizabeth Losh and Jacqueline Wernimont, Editors 2018 Fall
A wide-ranging, interconnected anthology presents a diversity of feminist contributions to digital humanities
Graphic Assembly: Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s Graphic Assembly Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s Craig Buckley 2018 Fall
An innovative look at the contribution of montage to twentieth-century architecture
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Kathryn Yusoff 2019 Spring
Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene
Internet Daemons: Digital Communications Possessed Internet Daemons Digital Communications Possessed Fenwick McKelvey 2018 Fall
A complete history and theory of internet daemons brings these little-known—but very consequential—programs into the spotlight
Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Bad Environmentalism Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Nicole Seymour 2018 Fall
Traces a tradition of ironic and irreverent environmentalism, asking us to rethink the movement’s reputation for gloom and doom
Disconnect: Facebook’s Affective Bonds Disconnect Facebook’s Affective Bonds Tero Karppi 2018 Fall
An urgent examination of the threat posed to social media by user disconnection, and the measures websites will take to prevent it
Scenarios II: Signs of Life; Even Dwarfs Started Small; Fata Morgana; Heart of Glass Scenarios II Signs of Life; Even Dwarfs Started Small; Fata Morgana; Heart of Glass Werner Herzog 2018 Fall
The second in a series: the master filmmaker’s prose scenarios for four of his notable films
Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture Elements of a Philosophy of Technology On the Evolutionary History of Culture Ernst Kapp 2018 Fall
The first philosophy of technology, constructing humans as technological and technology as an underpinning of all culture
Pattern Discrimination Pattern Discrimination Clemens Apprich, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Florian Cramer and Hito Steyerl 2019 Spring
How do “human” prejudices reemerge in algorithmic cultures allegedly devised to be blind to them?
Survival of the Fireflies Survival of the Fireflies Georges Didi-Huberman 2018 Fall
Seeking out the minor lights of friendship in a time of fascism
The Neocolonialism of the Global Village The Neocolonialism of the Global Village Ginger Nolan 2018 Fall
Uncovering a vast maze of realities in the media theories of Marshall McLuhan
The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure The User Unconscious On Affect, Media, and Measure Patricia Ticineto Clough 2018 Spring
Wide-ranging essays and experimental prose forcefully demonstrate how digital media and computational technologies have redefined what it is to be human
After Extinction After Extinction Richard Grusin, Editor 2018 Spring
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next
The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse The End of Man A Feminist Counterapocalypse Joanna Zylinska 2018 Spring
Debugging the Anthropocene’s insistence on apocalyptic tropes
The Anime Ecology: A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media The Anime Ecology A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media Thomas Lamarre 2018 Spring
A major work destined to change how scholars and students look at television and animation
What Is Information? What Is Information? Peter Janich 2018 Spring
A novel way of looking at information challenges longstanding dogmas—from a preeminent German thinker
Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing Archaeologies of Touch Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing David Parisi 2018 Spring
A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media
Playing with Feelings: Video Games and Affect Playing with Feelings Video Games and Affect 2018 Spring
How gaming intersects with systems like history, bodies, and code
The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst Christopher Paul 2018 Spring
An avid gamer and sharp media critic explains meritocracy’s negative contribution to video game culture—and what can be done about it
Interpreting Anime Interpreting Anime Christopher Bolton 2018 Spring
For students, fans, and scholars alike, this wide-ranging primer on anime employs a panoply of critical approaches
Movement, Action, Image, Montage: Sergei Eisenstein and the Cinema in Crisis Movement, Action, Image, Montage Sergei Eisenstein and the Cinema in Crisis Luka Arsenjuk 2018 Spring
A major new study of Sergei Eisenstein delivers fresh, in-depth analyses of the iconic filmmaker’s body of work
A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art A Capsule Aesthetic Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art Kate Mondloch 2018 Spring
How new media art informed by feminism yields important and original insights about interacting with technologies
Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities Making Things and Drawing Boundaries Experiments in the Digital Humanities Jentery Sayers, Editor 2017 Fall
A major new look at why art, digitization, and design are vital to “making” in the humanities
Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless Callous Objects Designs against the Homeless Robert Rosenberger 2018 Spring
Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings
Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film Spectacle of Property The House in American Film John David Rhodes 2017 Fall
A fascinating and unprecedented look at our relationship with the house in cinema
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity Black on Both Sides A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton 2017 Fall
Uncovering the overlapping histories of blackness and trans identity from the nineteenth century to the present day
Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Five Thousand Years of Urban Media Shannon Mattern 2017 Fall
A breathtaking tour through thousands of years of urban life and its attendant technologies, rewriting the history of our cities
Aspirational Fascism: The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism Aspirational Fascism The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism William E. Connolly 2017 Fall
Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities
Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s Lewd Looks American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s Elena Gorfinkel 2017 Fall
The untold story of the American sexploitation film—a major development in screen sex in the decade before “porno chic”
Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity Ready Player Two Women Gamers and Designed Identity Shira Chess 2017 Fall
A timely look at the implicit biases in video games as they construct and define feminine identity
Scenarios: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo Scenarios Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Every Man for Himself and God Against All; Land of Silence and Darkness; Fitzcarraldo Werner Herzog 2017 Fall
The first in a series: Urtexts of the quintessential early films of Werner Herzog
Shareveillance: The Dangers of Openly Sharing and Covertly Collecting Data Shareveillance The Dangers of Openly Sharing and Covertly Collecting Data Clare Birchall 2018 Spring
Cracking open the politics of transparency and secrecy
A Third University Is Possible A Third University Is Possible la paperson 2017 Spring
Uncovering the decolonizing ghost in the colonizing machine
Metagaming: Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames Metagaming Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux 2017 Spring
A playful and provocative call to stop playing videogames and begin making metagames
Bodies in Suspense: Time and Affect in Cinema Bodies in Suspense Time and Affect in Cinema Alanna Thain 2017 Spring
How can cinema make us live time?
Queer Game Studies Queer Game Studies Bonnie Ruberg and Adrienne Shaw, Editors 2017 Spring
A landmark anthology opens video game studies to queer culture
Film as Philosophy Film as Philosophy Bernd Herzogenrath, Editor 2017 Spring
Film studies meets philosophy as never before
Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary Sexography Sex Work in Documentary Nicholas de Villiers 2017 Spring
A bold challenge to rethink the ways we view sex work and documentary film
Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention Carceral Humanitarianism Logics of Refugee Detention Kelly Oliver 2017 Spring
Considering the uneasy alliance between humanitarian aid, human rights, and military operations
The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne and Tamar Tembeck, Editors 2016 Fall
An unprecedented transdisciplinary call to reassess the meaning of participation in the digital age
Cinema’s Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating Cinema’s Bodily Illusions Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating Scott C. Richmond 2016 Fall
On the history and theory of perceptual illusions in cinema
Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers: Past as Prologue Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers Past as Prologue Sohail Daulatzai 2016 Fall
A fresh, important intervention into understanding our post-9/11 world
Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom Human Programming Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom Scott Selisker 2016 Fall
The first cultural history of the idea of the programmable mind in U.S. culture, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
How Noise Matters to Finance How Noise Matters to Finance N. Adriana Knouf 2016 Spring
The stock market is the background of how we begin to deal with the complex imbrication of humans, machines, and noise
Dark Deleuze Dark Deleuze Andrew Culp 2016 Spring
Rekindling Deleuze’s opposition to what is intolerable about this world
Cinema without Reflection: Jacques Derrida’s Echopoiesis and Narcissism Adrift Cinema without Reflection Jacques Derrida’s Echopoiesis and Narcissism Adrift Akira Mizuta Lippit 2016 Spring
Excavates a theory of cinema in Derrida’s writing on love, narcissism, echopoiesis, and fluidity
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction Speculative Blackness The Future of Race in Science Fiction André M. Carrington 2016 Spring
Examines race through fanzines, Star Trek, comic books, and Harry Potter
On the Existence of Digital Objects On the Existence of Digital Objects Yuk Hui 2016 Spring
How and why digital objects are best theorized through relations
Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self Ambient Media Japanese Atmospheres of Self Paul Roquet 2016 Spring
How atmospheric media have come to shape urban Japan
Mandela’s Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming Mandela’s Dark Years A Political Theory of Dreaming Sharon Sliwinski 2016 Spring
Inspired by one of Nelson Mandela’s recurring nightmares, Mandela’s Dark Years offers a political reading of dream-life
Our Own Image: A Story of a Māori Filmmaker Our Own Image A Story of a Māori Filmmaker Barry Barclay 2015 Fall
An insightful look at the introduction of Fourth Cinema into the mainstream
How to Talk about Videogames How to Talk about Videogames Ian Bogost 2015 Fall
A fond look at the preposterous—and yet essential—pursuit of games criticism
Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade Coin-Operated Americans Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade Carly A. Kocurek 2015 Fall
How and why video gaming culture became the domain of young men and boys
Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Grant Farred 2015 Fall
Could there be a bigger paradox than the black man using Martin Heidegger to repel the white woman's racism?
Cosmic Pessimism Cosmic Pessimism Eugene Thacker 2015 Fall
“A philosophy exists between the axiom and the sigh. Pessimism is the wavering, the hovering.”
Of Walking in Ice: Munich–Paris, 23 November—14 December 1974 Of Walking in Ice Munich–Paris, 23 November—14 December 1974 Werner Herzog 2015 Spring
Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s remarkable account of his journey on foot from Munich to Paris
The Geek’s Chihuahua: Living with Apple The Geek’s Chihuahua Living with Apple Ian Bogost 2015 Spring
The evolution and meaning of our love affair with Apple and its devices
A Geology of Media A Geology of Media Jussi Parikka 2015 Spring
A sweeping new ecological take on technology
Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915–1945 Fiery Cinema The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915–1945 Weihong Bao 2015 Spring
Examines media spectatorship and affect through the unique case of modern China
Deep Mapping the Media City Deep Mapping the Media City Shannon Mattern 2015 Spring
Examines the material spaces in which our networks entangle themselves
Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory Cinema Approaching Reality Locating Chinese Film Theory Victor Fan 2015 Spring
Examines ways in which Chinese and Euro-American film theorists conceptualize reality and cinema

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