Volume III


Jayden Dreher

Being In Time (dancing with David) is an experimental short film which considers temporal specificity and its effects on the queer body.

Fred Oliver Beeby

Using the example of YouTubers’ responses to Bridgerton and its approach to representing race in its fantastical regency setting, this essay explores audience reception in our “new media”-saturated world and argues that the affordances of platforms that host discussions about media texts and the willingness of the original content to be renegotiated through audience involvement catalyzes audiences’ ability to respond to and radically alter the source material.

Hui Wong

In this paper, I read Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl as a critique of capitalism’s deployment of media technologies as a “solution” to the climate crisis, also termed “geoengineering.” Lai’s text demonstrates the incommensurability of capitalism and climate justice, tracing the outlines of another way out. 

Bryan Huang

Written within the speculative narrative of the Blade Runner films, reflections of contemporary information policy issues including privacy, personal data usage, and commodification of memory are investigated in this fictional policy briefing. 

Kay Snell

To better explain the transfer between analog and digital technologies, I make the case for a model of history that emphasizes the technological foundations already present in the development of “new” inventions.

Claire Lin

This essay investigates the operation of a broken music box to examine how malfunctioning objects contribute to our understanding of media history and what it means for technology to be “obsolete”.

Jiayin Luo

Conspiracy theories are gaining more prominence than ever in our political discourses. In this paper, I explore that phenomenon by examining the spaces our political discourses take place on.

Colby Payne

This paper explores the role of popular culture in Lolita, as well as how perceptions of the text’s protagonists may shift based on the reader and time period.

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