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]

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

Book Forum: Guerrilla Marketing

Book Forum: Guerrilla Marketing

In the wake of Colombia's peace process after the longest civil war in the Western Hemisphere, somewhere in that "liminal space that is not quite war nor peace"... More

Inverting a Sense of Home: Review of Evicted Exhibition

Inverting a Sense of Home: Review of Evicted Exhibition

The glass doors to the Evicted exhibition at the National Building Museum open to a wall of eviction notices. The pink sheets of paper inform tenants that they ... More

Refusal and Resurgence: A Review of Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Refusal and Resurgence: A Review of Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Jeremy Dutcher’s captivating Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (2018), winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize as well as a Juno Award, is the debut album o... More

Book Forum: The Blind Man

Book Forum: The Blind Man

And if seeing was fire, I required the plenitude of fire, And if seeing would infect me with madness, I madly wanted that madness.–Maurice Blanchot Robert Desja... More

(De)compositions: A Review of Anthropocene

(De)compositions: A Review of Anthropocene

Our entrance into Anthropocene was initiated by a loud noise of what we imagined to be a bomb exploding. Repeated on a loop from a concealed source, this sonic ... More

Streaming Closeness: A Review of Present.Perfect

Streaming Closeness: A Review of Present.Perfect

Since its inception in 2005, the live-streaming industry has grown into a $5 billion enterprise. Today, hundreds of thousands of Chinese anchors (主播; zhu bo) ar... More

Review: I’ve got a little problem

Review: I’ve got a little problem

I’ve got a little problem (2018) Directed by Ren Hang Documentary film, 44 min. * * *... More