Category Archives: C21 Events

Come as You Are: Community, Conversation, and the Milwaukee Film Festival

By Molly McCourt This fall I am teaching a course entitled “Introduction to the Road Film” here at UWM.  So when Cara Ogburn told me about Come as You Are, a Belgian film in which three men with special needs … Continue reading

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We Are a Legion of…?

by Matthew Boman We Are Legion tells the story of Anonymous, a loosely-connected hactivist collective, from its inception on the /b/ board of 4chan, to its pranks and political activism. The Milwaukee Film Festival hosted a conversation after the Thursday … Continue reading

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Difference and the Digital Turn: Beyond Good and Evil?

By Kyle Henrichs “When they ask how you, feeling you, tell em you, feeling like, something important died screaming” – Aesop Rock, “ZZZ Top” Is the digital turn in twenty-first century cinema “beyond good and evil” as J. Hoberman says … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Film Festival Panel Preview

By Cara Ogburn The Milwaukee Film Festival is just around the corner.  C21 is involved with two events- it is cosponsoring J. Hoberman’s keynote, and partnering with the film WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists.  Get your tickets now! With … Continue reading

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Intermediality and Transmedia Storytelling

By Michael Z. Newman A colleague who studies the history of media and popular culture was excited and a bit astonished recently to discover than an excellent book addressing a main topic of her research had been published in the … Continue reading

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Crossing Borders

By Ryan Holifield Some borders are easier to cross than others. This is true of both countries and disciplines, as I and my colleagues Timothy Ehlinger and Manu Sobti have learned in our experience as collaborators on the first Center … Continue reading

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Alternate History and Popular Culture

By Molly McCourt “In the huge realm of the possible, the actual is just this tiny bit,” Catherine Gallagher remarked as she seemed to pinch the air with her thumb and index finger.  As she charted a history of counterfactual … Continue reading

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