New film by Catalin Brylla: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams

Catalin Brylla – a chapter author in Conditions of Mediation – has co-directed a new feature documentary film with Florence Ayisi (University of South Wales). Zanzibar Soccer Dreams continues where Ayisi’s 2007 documentary Zanzibar Soccer Queens left off, exploring the emergence of women’s football across Zanzibar. It tells the story of how the country’s first… Continue reading New film by Catalin Brylla: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams

After ConMed: urban media tour of West End London

We’re really excited about the forthcoming Conditions of Mediation preconference on 17 June 2013. Later this week, we’ll be in touch with all of our keynotes, presenters and other attendees with some final details. There will be some posts here also, outlining further bits and bobs. But in the meantime, for those of you who… Continue reading After ConMed: urban media tour of West End London

Being in the World: a screening and discussion

Next week, on Friday 7 June 2013 Birkbeck’s Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice will host a screening and discussion of Being in the World (Tao Ruspoli | USA | 2010 | 81’). Being in the World explores the intimate connections between skilful mastery and the ways in which humans beings find themselves in… Continue reading Being in the World: a screening and discussion

The phenomenological turn in film studies

The programme for Conditions of Mediation – forthcoming in the next few days – will include a very wide range of perspectives on the various connections phenomenological approaches might have to studies of media, technology and communication. If there is an inadvertent gap, however, it would be in the phenomenology of film. Luckily for those… Continue reading The phenomenological turn in film studies