It’s a while since the excellent Fibreculture Journal had a new issue, but their archive is worth visiting if you’re interested in digital media, networks, interaction design, etc. http://fibreculturejournal.org/
Short and somehow insightful supercut about humans and machines by DUNK3D: Percussive Maintenance. DUNK3D’s tumblr blog is here.
Tony McKiver shows us how to write a film review at The Quietus. It’s a salutary lesson: even if all you’ve been assigned is a Blu-Ray release of a forgettable film from 25 years ago, you can still spin something good from it. Read it here.
The second Transatlantic Connections conference will take place in January 2015 in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Run by Drew University, it focuses on American-Irish connections in a range of disciplines, including film studies. Appropriately for Bundoran, there is also a section on Surf Culture, where Irish Screen Studies veteran Stephen Boyd of IADT will be presenting. […]
Sean Cubitt’s blog is well worth the visit. His big research theme these days brings together ecology and media studies, though there is a lot else here besides: http://seancubitt.blogspot.ie/
Most of the content on Antti Alanen’s Film Diary is in English. Good links to other film sites too. Recommended. http://anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.co.uk/
A sign of the times: a journal dedicated to video essays. Only a few back issues so far, but there is some good stuff in there. The title looks like a typo: [in]Transition.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, drop in to the Douglas Hyde Gallery at the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College Dublin to see Irish Silent Films (1910-1915). Nine hard-to-find films are screening in an ongoing loop all day every day until 1 October. Free entry, open to the public. More information here: http://www.douglashydegallery.com/ […]
Teaching film studies next year and trying to get materials together for first- and second-year courses? Here are some handy clips with commentaries on basic film terms and concepts, from Yale University: http://classes.yale.edu/film-analysis/index.htm
Film historian Kevin Brownlow will be presenting a day of screenings and talks down in Waterford at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat on Saturday 13 September. Book now to avoid disappointment.