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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Academic articles on machinima

The current issue of The Journal of Visual Culture is focused on machinima, and includes essays by some of the most well-known names in the machinima scene.

Normally this journal costs a huge amount, but Henry Lowood has managed to negotiate a special deal with them. For the next month, all the machinima articles are available online free. Go and read them while you can!

Articles include:

Henry Lowood: A ‘Different Technical Approach’? Introduction to the Special Issue on Machinima

Tracy Harwood: Towards a Manifesto for Machinima

Michael Nitsche: A Look Back at Machinima’s Potential

Friedrich Kirschner: Machinima’s Promise

Kate Fosk: Machinima is Growing Up

Hugh Hancock: Machinima: Limited, Ghettoized, and Spectacularly Promising

Clint Hackleman: Where Were You the Day Onyxia Died?

Eddo Stern: Massively Multiplayer Machinima Mikusuto

Mizuko Ito: Machinima in a Fanvid Ecology

Joshua Diltz: Digital Voices

Robert Jones: Does Machinima Really Democratize?

Robert F. Nideffer: Eight Questions (and Answers) about Machinima

Marque Cornblatt: Censorship as Criticism: Performance Art and Fair Use in Virtual Territory

Mark Methenitis: Opportunity and Liability: The Two Sides of Machinima

Jun Falkenstein: Machinima as a Viable Commercial Medium

Frank R. Dellario: The Future of Machinima as a Professional Animation Resource and its Growth as Real-Time Animation in Virtual Worlds

Douglas Gayeton: Molotov Alva’s Further Adventures: A Conversation Which Could’ve Happened (But Never Did)

Kari Kraus: ‘A Counter-Friction to the Machine’: What Game Scholars, Librarians, and Archivists Can Learn from Machinima Makers about User Activism

Henry Lowood: Perfect Capture: Three Takes on Replay, Machinima and the History of Virtual Worlds

David Bradford and John Hull: Another Blinding Documentary on Channel 4?

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