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Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media 15

I-Docs as Intervention: The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony

by Judith Aston & Stefano Odorico (eds.) (2018)

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Issue 15 of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media “I-Docs as Intervention: The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony” is now online at http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue15.html

Edited by Judith Aston and Stefano Odorico, and devoted to interactive documentary, the issue contains a manifesto by Patricia Zimmermann and a range of peer-reviewed articles (by Amir Husak, Anna Wiehl, Paolo Favero, Judith Aston and Stefano Odorico), interviews (with Sharon Daniel and Florian Thalhofer) and case-study discussions (by Elizabeth Miller, Daniel Fetzner and Martin Dornberg). Through the lens of the concept of polyphony, the pieces together address in a compellingly multifaceted way this new field of nonfiction practice.

The special issue is complemented by book reviews and conference/festival reports.

Contents:

I-Docs as Intervention: The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony
Editorial
Judith Aston and Stefano Odorico (Issue Editors)

SPECULATIONS

01 Thirty Speculations Towards a Polyphonic Model for New Media Documentary
By Patricia R. Zimmermann

ARTICLES

02 Exercising Radical Democracy: The Crisis of Representation and Interactive Documentary as an Agent of Change
By Amir Husak

03 Beyond “Toolness”: Korsakow Documentary as a Methodology for Plurivocal Interventions in Complexity
By Anna Wiehl

04 Rediscovering “Wonder” through I-Docs: Reflections on “Immersive” Viewing in the Context of Contemporary Digital/Visual Practices
By Paolo Favero

05 The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony: Towards a Research Method for Interactive Documentary
By Judith Aston and Stefano Odorico

INTERVIEWS

06 Polyphony in Practice: An Interview with Sharon Daniel
By Sharon Daniel, Judith Aston, and Stefano Odorico

07 Enacting Polyphony: An Interview with Florian Thalhofer
By Florian Thalhofer, Judith Aston, and Stefano Odorico

CASE STUDIES

08 The Shore Line as Polyphony in Practice: A Case Study
By Elizabeth Miller

09 Experimental Polyphony: On the Media Ecological Research of Intermediate Bodies
By Daniel Fetzner and Martin Dornberg

REVIEWS

Abbas Kiarostami and Film-Philosophy by Mathew Abbott
Reviewer: Kelly Houck

Authoring Hal Ashby: The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur by Aaron Hunter
Reviewer: Nicholas Godfrey

Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman by Mari Ruti
Reviewer: Alice Guilluy

When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film by William Paul
Reviewer: Tober Corrigan

Book Reviews Editor: James Mulvey

Far East Film Festival 20
Reporters: Boel Ulfsdotter and Mats Björkin

“Looking Out”: The 2018 Association for Art History’s Annual Conference
Reporter: Gillian McIver

Reports Editor: Davide Abbatescianni

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
International, open access, peer reviewed
www.alphavillejournal.com

Published by the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork