Visual and New Media Review

Visual and New Media Review is a multimedia forum for expanding the boundaries of academic and artistic engagement. Working at the intersections of anthropology, contemporary art, media, sound and film studies, and the digital humanities, the section seeks to sustain dialogues among these kindred pursuits and to provide a platform for experimental and innovative work, as well as critical assessment and reviews of scholarship, film, and visual culture.

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Questions and proposals for guest posts can be sent to section editor Andrés Romero at [email protected]

Out of the Ordinary: A Review of The Hundreds

Out of the Ordinary: A Review of The Hundreds

Perhaps a theory orders the world; perhaps poetry disrupts it . . . Perhaps The Hundreds (Duke University Press, 2019)—Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart’s col... More

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

What if we approached our pedagogical and scholarly engagements with ethnographic cinemas as a series of curatorial exercises in seeing, as a practice of second... More

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

The American Anthropology Association and the Canadian Anthropology Society will co-host their yearly national conference in Vancouver, Canada, from November 20... More

Final Writing with Light Series

Final Writing with Light Series

The Writing with Light collective was a SCA/SVA joint initiative which provided editors and authors the opportunity to focus closely on the photo-essay as a dis... More

Con-text-ure

Con-text-ure

We welcome you to Con-text-ure, a series on experimental media and writing. The word Con-text-ure is borrowed from the book Culture/Contexture: Explorations in ... More

The Erotics of Destruction and the End of the Anthropocene

The Erotics of Destruction and the End of the Anthropocene

In Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, feminist philosopher of science Donna Haraway (2016) attempts to imagine an alternative to what she ... More

The Possibility of Spirits

The Possibility of Spirits

A barely perceptible breeze brushes through quivering feathers adorning a statue. For a fleeting moment, one has the sensation that the statue has come alive. V... More

Programming Improvisation

Programming Improvisation

In a recent article in Cultural Anthropology, Nick Seaver (2018) asks, “What should an anthropology of algorithms do?” Seaver urges anthropologists to avoid por... More

The Screening Room

The Screening Room

We welcome you to the re-launching of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s film series, The Screening Room. In this new incarnation, we have curated a set of... More

Ghosts and Numbers

Ghosts and Numbers

We welcome you to the newest iteration of The Screening Room film series! For our inaugural film we have selected Alan Klima's Ghosts and Numbers, a film that m... More