• Fatty foods such as cheese, butter, and cream are often considered culprits of heart disease – but according to a new study, a diet high in saturated fat could in fact bring significant health benefits.
  • Beyoncé’s Lemonade is a 56-minute film composed of twelve music videos with interludes comprised of spoken-word poetry, concrete sound, and visual tableaux.
  • By Lisa Perrott, Holly Rogers, and Carol Vernallis. Beyoncé calls Lemonade a “visual album.
  • Learn how to use a series of photos and frame animation to create an animated GIF. (Try it, 4 min) In this tutorial, you'll learn how to turn a series of photos into a looping animated GIF using Photoshop.
  • Continuing our series of excerpts from the Ant Farm 1968 - 1978 exhibition catalog, we present this essay by Pacific Film Archive video curator Steve Seid. See also Constance Lewallen’s Introduction to Ant Farm and Michael Sorkin’s Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, Cars, Dolphins, and Architecture.
  • She's been a suffragist, a soldier and a sex symbol. But it took 75 years to bring the world's most famous female superhero to the big screen. Why we need Wonder Woman now. It was supposed to be a photo-op.
  • Liked on Vimeo: Fembot in a Red Dress This video essay examines the cultural trope of the “lady in red” as it evolved from the genre of film noir to science fiction and from the human to the artificial female in a variety of film and television texts. It was developed during the NEH Video Criticism Workshop on Scholarship in Sound & Image at Middlebury College in 2015 and is featured with commentary on [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Issue 2.4, January 2016 (http://ift.tt/1S0bkst)
  • Liked on Vimeo: HBO | The Rise of TV as Film Not a single name has had more of an impact on an artistic medium than HBO. When their first programs aired, TV had never quite been cinematic. The medium was a step down from film; it was melodrama to be broadcast to the masses. Fast forward nearly two decades (and 174 HBO programs) to now and TV is telling stories leaps and bounds more imaginative and ambitious than most films today. Enjoy this ride through their growth from a scrappy young network to one that changed the game forever. This is my last work as a tribute editor. I am focusing fully on my narrative filmmaking and achieving success telling my own stories — but I had a hell of a time doing these. Thank you for watching and supporting my work. SONGS USED — 
“Infinity Guitars“ by Sleigh Bells (GIRLS) “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey (THE SOPRANOS)
 “Fresh Blood” by Eels (THE JINX) 
“Heroes” by Scala & Kolacny Brothers (BALLERS) 
“I Don’t Care” by Icona Pop (GIRLS) COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER — 
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  • Liked on Vimeo: The Place of Voiceover in Academic Audiovisual Film and Television Criticism This essay video appears, with written accompaniment, in the audiovisual essay section of the NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies (Autumn 2016), guest edited by Catherine Grant: http://ift.tt/2gWeSzY
  • years of data on what media is popular on Tumblr (just lists) - an interesting quantitative view of this taste culture
  • there are additional Flow articles related to the election in issues around the same time
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  • Gena Zuroski, an associate professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, was extremely surprised when a book she re-ordered turned out to be the exact same copy of the book that she had lost.
  • Last night President-elect Donald Trump used his Twitter account to criticize Chuck Jones, an Indiana union organizer who has been sharply critical of Trump’s recent Carrier deal to keep jobs from moving to Mexico.
  • Like millions of other Americans, I was shocked, but perhaps not entirely surprised, by Donald Trump’s victory on election night. His blatant racism and misogyny, cynical exploitation of economic populism, and ties to fascist ideology have generated enormous fears.
  • Oxford Dictionaries chose post-truth. Dictionary.com selected xenophobia. The Cambridge Dictionary picked paranoid, and the Collins Dictionary Brexit. Merriam-Webster is coming later this week, but fascism is leading its pack.
  • Female professors earn less on average than their male counterparts because they focus on underappreciated “academic citizen” roles that do not lead to promotion or pay rises, a new study suggests.
  • As with last year, we polled esteemed video essay creators, scholars, programmers, and devoted followers of the form to highlight the best video essays of the year.
  • As of a few days ago, the IP addresses for blogging service LiveJournal have moved to 81.19.74.*, a block that lookup services locate in Moscow, Russia. Now users -- especially those who do not trust the Russian government -- are leaving the platform and advising others to leave.
  • If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience. You’ll be asking for the weather, the news, and your favorite songs without having to poke around on your phone. You’ll be turning off lights and requesting videos from bed. The world is yours.

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