Humanity has always been on the move, and humans have always been attached to their means of transportation. There is virtually no part of life that has not been shaped by the contemporary vehicles, public or private, by which people have gotten around. Where we live and work and how and with whom we spend our leisure time would not be the same without our vehicles. Our landscape has been reshaped and our built environment configured to accommodate them. Poet
The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on disability studies and science fiction to be released on January 31, 2019.
The Europaeum, co-hosted with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 26th
Although the term “documentary” with respect to film was not coined until 1926 by John Grierson, precursors to this genre have existed for ethnographic purposes from the late-nineteenth century. Defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary as “a presentation (such as a film or novel) expressing or dealing with factual events: a documentary presentation,” this cinematographic form, even from its very inception, has been grappling with the hybrid version, docu-fiction.
NECSUS - European Journal of Media Studies
Guest edited by Jens Eder (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Julian Hanich (University of Groningen), and Jane Stadler (Swinburne University)
The Paris Institute for Critical Thinking (PICT) is a non-profit educational organization located in Paris, France. Founded in early 2018 by a group of international scholars, artists, and professionals, PICT offers university-quality humanities courses in the English language to audiences beyond the university.
PICT aims to address 3 basic challenges:
2nd Global Conference:
The Changing Faces of Evil
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 9th March - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
100 Years Before and After Us:
We are now calling for papers for Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art (ISCMA), which will take place between 4th – 7th January 2019 at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. “Art Machines” will bring together Academics, Artists and Professionals in the field of Computational Media Art in a four-day symposium whose core theme will be the topic of Machine Learning and Art.
The Cold War, with its bald confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, has been widely depicted in film. Starting even before the conflict actually began with Ernst Lubitsch’s portrayals of communism in Ninotschka (1939), and ranging from Stanley Kubrick’s openly “Cold War” Dr. Strangelove (1963) to Fred Schepisi’s The Russia House (1990), Hollywood’s obsession with the Cold War, the Soviets/Russians, communism, and the political and ideological differences between the U.S. and Russia were pronounced.