Our latest open issue! (Vol. 18, Issue 2, August 2019)
In this issue:
Nicole Starosielski articulates thermal vision as a perceptual mode that both extends beyond the infrared camera to a broader set of practices of seeing heat as well as beyond the militarized view to scientific, commercial, and cultural landscapes.
The Lebanese artist and filmaker Akram Zaatari is interviewed by Elisa Adami, and reflects on his longstanding work with photographic heritage in the Middle East, North Africa and Arab diaspora, and considers the different ways in which he has used photographs to illuminate and unfold historical truths.
Jessica Balanzategui traces the lineages of digital storytelling over the past decade to identify the emergence of a genre, particularly preoccupied with dead and residual media, and with the interface between technological and personal change.
Magda Szcześniak and Łukasz Zaremba analyse practices of contemporary iconoclastic gestures directed at monuments, examining the differences between recent iconoclastic acts (sometimes ‘progressive’, other times deeply conservative) in the United States and in Poland.
MIT scholar and MacArthur Fellow Lisa Parks is interviewed by Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes on the dialectics of distance and proximity in media and surveillance technologies, and how their historical transformations and new manifestations redefine profoundly discussions around them.
Book reviews include titles by Michele Greet, Terry Kugan, and Catherine Russell.