Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

ISSN (Online): 1558-478X

Philosophy

Our aim is to create a forum which takes an interdisciplinary approach to visual cultural studies. Conceptually, we see this journal as focusing on the moving image and all its manifestations.

We want to endorse a non-exclusive treatment of visual culture and will look for cross-disciplinary, cross-technological, and cross-cultural perspectives of our field to make up the content of the journal.

Our staff includes members of UCLA’s School of Film, Television and Digital Media and represents both the field of critical studies, as well as the moving image archive program.

We are interested in the constantly changing face of our field and the places where it crosses over into other disciplines.

Interdisciplinary scholarship brings the issue of vocabulary, terminology, and language in general to the fore.

It is our intent that Mediascape be a place to explore the cross-pollination of perspectives, approaches, media, and culture that make up the ecology of our growing field.

Website: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php

Follow the Mediascape Blog via Twitter: @MediascapeBlog

Current Issue: Fall 2013

FEATURES

Moving Through Videogame Cities

    • Bobby Schweizer

REVIEWS

The Impossible – Or How I Learned Thailand Was Filled with European Tourists

      • Jose Gallegos

Absolute Anxiety Test: Urban Wreckage in The Dark Knight Rises

James Gilmore

COLUMNS

Dimensions of the Digital City

      • Oscar Moralde

Space-Wars: Mapping the Aesthetics of Post-Cinematic City Space in Action Films and Video Games

Matthias Stork

META

Negotiating Transitional Spaces in Classic Games

      • Harrison Gish

Invisible Walls: Narrativizing Spatial Limitation in Ico and Assassin’s Creed II

Bryan Wuest

Perpetual Game Space in Crime City: Game Design in the Age of Social Network Gaming

Andrew Young

Staff, Fall 2013

Co-Editors-in-Chief

      • Matthias Stork
    • Andrew Young

Features

      • James Gilmore
      • Dennis Lo
      • Daniel Langford
    • Laura Swanbeck

Reviews

      • Diana Dill
    • Kevin Hall

Columns

    • Matthew Perkins

META

      • Bryan Wuest
    • Alice Royer

Blog

      • Karrmen Crey
    • J.M. Olejarz

Editorial Board

      • Nick Browne – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
      • John Bridge – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies, Co-founder, Mediascape
      • John Caldwell – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
      • Eric Faden, Bucknell University, Film/Media Studies
      • David Gerstner, City University of New York, Cinema Studies
      • James Hay – University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Speech Communication
      • Erin Hill – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies, Co-founder, Mediascape
      • David James – USC, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies
      • Henry Jenkins – USC, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies
      • Steve Mamber – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
      • Toby Miller – UC Riverside, English/Sociology/Womens Studies
      • Chon Noriega – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
      • Lisa Parks – UC Santa Barbara, Film and Media Studies
      • Dana Polan – NYU, Cinema Studies
      • Steven Ricci – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
      • Jeffrey Sconce – Northwestern University, Screen Cultures
      • Vivian Sobchack – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
      • Lynn Spigel – Northwestern University, Screen Cultures

Contact

Email: mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

For full online call for papers, visit: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Submissions.html

Staff Members:

Editors in Chief

Jennifer Porst – jenporst@mac.com

Maya Montañez Smukler – msmukler@ucla.edu

Features Editor

Mila Zuo – mzuo@ucla.edu

Assistant Features Editor

Corella Difede – difede@ucla.edu

Reviews Editor

Brian Hu – brianhu@ucla.edu

Columns Editor

Bryan Hartzheim – bhartz@ucla.edu

Jonathan Cohn – beatnikd@ucla.edu

META Editor

David O’Grady – david@davidogrady.com

Research Assistant

Katherine Simon – kesimon0918@gmail.com

Copy Editor

Paula Perez – pmperez@ucla.edu

Web Designer

Jordan Jennings – http://portfolio.jordanjennings.com

Editorial board

  • Nick Browne – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • John Caldwell – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Teshome Gabriel – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • James Hay – University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Speech Communication
  • David James – USC, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies
  • Henry Jenkins – MIT, Comparitive Media Studies
  • Steve Mamber – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Toby Miller – UC Riverside, English/Sociology/Womens Studies
  • Chon Noriega – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Lisa Parks – UC Santa Barbara, Film and Media Studies
  • Dana Polan – NYU, Cinema Studies
  • Steven Ricci – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Jeffrey Sconce – Northwestern University, Screen Cultures
  • Vivian Sobchack – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Lynn Spigel – Northwestern University, Screen Cultures
  • John Bridge – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies, Co-founder, Mediascape
  • Erin Hill – UCLA, Cinema and Media Studies, Co-founder, Mediascape

Logo:

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ISSN (Online):

1558-478X