Video: Post-Cinema and/as Speculative Media Theory, Part 1 — #SCMS15

Shane Denson’s introduction to his panel “Post-Cinema and/as Speculative Media Theory” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Montreal

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Above, the first of five videos documenting the “Post-Cinema and/as Speculative Media Theory” panel I chaired on April 27, 2015 at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Montreal.

The room was jam-packed with people (as you can see in the images here), and the panel was equally jam-packed with dense theoretical discussions of post-cinema. These videos are meant to compensate for the limited space and the limited time (and cognitive capacity) to process these thinkers’ ideas on the spot, preserving and opening their presentations to a wider audience.

This, the shortest of the videos, contains my introductory remarks outlining my overall rationale for organizing the panel.

Stay tuned for videos of talks by Steven Shaviro, Patricia Pisters, Adrian Ivakhiv, and Mark B. N. Hansen, which will be appearing here in the coming weeks (if you like, you can subscribe to the blog to make sure you don’t…

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