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 editors Andrés Romero ([email protected]) and Megan Gette ([email protected]).

Re-sounding Movements

Re-sounding Movements

In the event of Re-sounding Movements, drawing resonates across the vital spaces of the in-between, attempting to capture the felt vitality of passages forming ... More

Frontextos: A Way of Thinking

Frontextos: A Way of Thinking

I began my FRONTEXTOS project (frontexto is a blend of frontera and texto, border/text) on New Year’s Day of 2018. At first, it had to do with commitment. I mad... More

Crowds

Crowds

Elias Canetti on crowds and Gaston Bachelard on fire inform this montage of images and sounds in downtown Lima’s semi-legal market of Mesa Redonda featuring den... More

Verse Journal of the Kashmir Siege

Verse Journal of the Kashmir Siege

On August 4, 2019, my Whatsapp lit with a luminous photograph of the shrine of medieval era Muslim saint Hazrat Amir Kabir. Popularly called Khankah, the shrine... More

Underpass

Underpass

The body is part of the external world, continuous with it. In fact, it is just as much part of nature as anything else there—a river, or a mountain, or a cloud... 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

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 ma... More