The December issue of Journal of Visual Culture is out! (Vol. 16, No. 3, December 2017)
Shifting road signs (screen grabs from Nuclear
Hallucinations, 2016, dir. Fathima Nizaruddin).
JVC's newest issue out Now! (Vol. 16, No. 2, August 2017), plus CFP for the IAVC Biennial conference, and more!Our third issue of 2017 closes an eventful year in the fields of politics, with radical populist movements sweeping elections across the globe; technology, with big data, surveillance systems and artificial intelligence mastering yet more critical spheres of human existence; and our ecology’s transformation and destruction reaching yet another profoundly disturbing milestone that’s redefining our relations with the natural world – redefining in fact what the natural world even means. The contributions on this new issue of Journal of Visual Culture attend to these issues in various ways:
Rahul Mulherjee investigates the political proceses, and power and social relationships involved in the emergence of sites of waste and obsolescence.
Diana Kaminski explores two contrasting approaches to the management of large-scale image collections, which reveal different genealogies between humans, language, and images.
Tung Hui Hu reflects on the lethargy he identifies as characteristic of reactionary art in a digital age, where capitalism has metabolized most forms of resistance.
Steven Connor, Tom Corby, Dawn Nafus, Hannah Redler Hawes, Marquard Smith, and Sara Teasley discuss the influence of numbers in contemporary visual, material, immaterial, and media culture.
and finally, our review section presents four titles at the forefront of current political and ecological debates, from the unique perspective of visual culture and its study.