Going Viral: The Changing Faces of (Inter)Media Culture

In the age of social media, signs of an ever-growing online culture permeate contemporary media aesthetics, discourses and practices in a way that re-shapes understandings of representation and communication, thereby breaking frames and challenging traditional definitions of cinema. Developments in the production, distribution and reception of moving images range from video-sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo to the growing presence of crowd-funded works within the festival circuit (i.e. Iron Sky) to the emergence of specific mobile (phone) festivals.
In the 2015 fall issue of Frames, the palpable effects of this ‘contagiousness’ on media culture will be explored. Topics may include but are not limited to:
-The influence of New Media on low budget / no budget filmmaking and studio advertising strategies
-Piracy and copyright issues
-Online film reception and its influence on fan culture
-Changes in film and media studies through online scholarship, digital humanities and social media
-Modifications in cultural participation (festival blogs, online polls, the creation of specific online communities)
All submissions (including a brief biographical note) should be sent by 14 September, 2015, to:
Eileen Rositzka and Amber Shields (editors-in-chief) @ framesjournal@gmail.com

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