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Books Aren’t Dead- Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits

In this BAD interview Phaedra Shanbaum (Doctoral Candidate, Goldsmiths, University of London) talks with Krista Geneviève Lynes (Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies, Concordia University in Montréal), author of Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits: Feminism in a Globalized Present (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

This podcast marks the return of BAD to Soundcloud, in part because of the generosity of Soundcloud for upgrading our account.

Both the podcast and the transcript for this interview (as well as BAD’s past interviews) will be available for download in the near future. BAD is Fembot’s series of monthly interviews with feminist authors of recent books on media, science, and technology. For those who are interested in participating in the ongoing BAD project please contact the BAD editor, Hye Jin Lee (hyejinjlee@gmail.com), or Carol Stabile (cstabile@uoregon.edu).


About Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits: Feminism in a Globalized Present (from the back cover):

What are the political and aesthetic dimensions of video art, documentary, and global cinema in contemporary image culture? Here, Lynes makes visible how sites of political struggle, exploitation, and armed conflict can be theorized and interpreted through a feminist politics of location, attentive to the frictions and flows within transnational circuits of exchange. Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits traces how formal modes of experimentation provide prismatic visions of sites of political struggle–multiple, mediated points of view–and thus open space for complex and emancipatory relations among cultural producers, activists, and viewers in a globalized present.


About the Author:

Krista Geneviève Lynes is Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University, Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of California and her work has been included in Signs and Third Text as well as the anthology Space (Re)Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture (2011).

About the Interviewer:

Phaedra Shanbaum is a contemporary arts curator and researcher from Detroit, MI, USA. She is currently a Mphil/PhD candidate in the Media and Communications department at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Her thesis is on new media art, focusing on the use of the interface within interactive new media art installations.