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  • The Meaning of Life: Locarno Film Festival 2017

    The Meaning of Life: Locarno Film Festival 2017

    The 70th Locarno film festival − held during the first days of August on the shores of Lake Maggiore on the border of Italy and Switzerland − again proved magical. But as Golshifteh Farahani, an actress staring in The Song of Scorpions (d. Anup Singh, Switzerland/France/Singapore, 2017), one of the films that was screened to more than 6,000 outdoor spectators on the Piazza Grande, said: “The power of the mountains, lake and rivers combined with movies and the best risotto in the world. What could be better than that?”

    Robert K. Johnston
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Rights at Risk: Observatory on the Universality of Rights Trends Report 201

    Rights at Risk: Observatory on the Universality of Rights Trends Report 201

    The trend is unmistakable and deeply alarming: in international human rights spaces, religious fundamentalists are now operating with increased impact, frequency, coordination, resources, and support.


    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • It’s Time … a speech that shaped a life and Australia

    The following article is part of a memories project being carried out with a ;local council in Sydney, Australia, recording memories of senior citizens in a city that has changed culturally and geographically and in many other ways. Stories are recorded in video format and posted on the council’s website with other layers of investigation and research as well as full transcriptions of the interview.

    Asha Chand
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • The political economy of historical digital games

    The political economy of historical digital games

    The late science-fiction author Octavia Butler once wrote in her unpublished work Parable of the Trickster that: “There’s nothing new / under the sun, / but there are new suns.”

    Emil Lundedal Hammar
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Museums that travel

    Museums that travel

    “New museology” is a notion which has been gaining popularity in museum studies since the 1980s when Peter Vergo (1989) proposed it in a book he edited. The “novelty” of new museology concerns a shift of focus in museum work: redefining the institution from collection driven into audience-oriented (Hooper-Greenhill, 1994: 134).

    Aleksandra Kubica
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Digital narratives: me, us, and who else?

    Digital narratives: me, us, and who else?

    “I’m here to tell you a little bit of my story, and I’d like you to please read to the end. My name is R, I’m 29 years old and I’m from a working class family - or perhaps I should say from a very poor family. I’ve fought long and hard to get where I am today. 

    Karen Worcman
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Video games, transmedia, and cultural memory

    Video games, transmedia, and cultural memory

    I’ve played video games for as long as I can remember. From the electronic games like Munchman and Astro Wars developed by the British and New Zealand manufacturer Grandstand in the 1970s and 1980s, through my first Atari computer in 1983, to arcade games and consoles like Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox, games have been a recurring feature of both my personal and professional life.

    Colin Harvey
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Asylum seekers, new media, and society’s memory

    Asylum seekers, new media, and society’s memory
    More than 60 million people were forcefully displaced from their homes in recent years, making the contemporary refugee crisis the most significant human tragedy of contemporary times. At the borders of “Fortress Europe”, in huge camps all through the Middle East, asylum seekers’ cry for help is reshaping societies’ politics. Noam Tirosh
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Go-ogle: Gender and memory in the “globital” age

    Go-ogle: Gender and memory in the “globital” age

    For millennia humankind has given future generations access to the past by making recitords of events and genealogies. Now we go-ogle the past through the internet.


    Anna Reading
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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  • Media Development 2017-4 Editorial

    Media Development 2017-4 Editorial

    Memory is power and power is politics.

    Philip Lee
    Posted: November 12, 2017
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