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  • New Media and American Literature

    Curtis Marez, Jeffrey Shandler, Steve Anderson and Jentery Sayers

    Special issue of American Literature which includes four essays authored in Scalar.

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  • Freedom’s Ring

    Direction and Art by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

    A multimedia exploration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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  • Hearing the ‘Music of the Hemispheres’

    Erin B. Mee

    A multimodal article examining the concert as an aural rendering of acts of spectatorship.

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  • Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality

    Colin Gordon

    An examination of inequality in modern America.

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  • Performing Archive: Edward S. Curtis + ‘the vanishing race

    Amy Borsuk, Beatrice Schuster, David J. Kim, Heather Blackmore, Jacqueline Wernimont, and Ulia Gosart

    A meta-archive and collection of essays on the ethnographic and photographic work of Edward S. Curtis.

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  • Exhibitions Close Up—Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

    Sheryl E. Reiss

    A virtual experience of the exhibition, Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

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  • D|N|A: Seven Interactive Essays on Nonlinear Storytelling

    Matt Soar and Monika Gagnon

    Brings together seven ‘essays’ by nine thinkers and artists to explore the emergent medium of nonlinear digital storytelling.

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  • “Publishing The Art Bulletin: Past, Present, and Future”

    Thelma K. Thomas

    A celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the first issue of The Art Bulletin.

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  • The Nature of Dreams

    Seth Rogoff

    This book collects and analyzes over 150 media files in a lively exploration of dream-like moments in literature, film, visual art, and music.

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  • The Nicest Kids in Town

    Matthew F. Delmont

    The history of American Bandstand re-examined, with direct access to archival video.

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  • Filmic Texts and the Rise of the Fifth Estate

    Virginia Kuhn

    Scalar enables the careful, sustained analysis of film and video clips in an article that explores the meaning and value of such analysis.

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  • The Knotted Line

    Direction and Painting by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

    A richly interactive visual interface combined with a deep pedagogical resource, both powered by Scalar.

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  • We Are All Children of Algeria: Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011

    Nicholas Mirzoeff

    Nicholas Mirzoeff explores uses Scalar and the metaphor of the march to experiment with rhetorical structures.

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A selection of projects authored with Scalar.

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We Are All Children of Algeria: Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011 Nicholas Mirzoeff

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We are All Children of Algeria combines film clips, to-camera videos and imagery in an interwoven structure that adopts the metaphor of a march.

Noted visual culture theorist Nicholas Mirzoeff takes Scalar in an experimental direction by embedding the metaphor of the march into the structure of his essay “‘We Are All Children of Algeria’: Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011.” Mirzoeff’s text, richly interspersed with archival footage, film clips, and to-camera videos, explores the history and continuing significance of revolution and decolonization in contemporary Algeria. Scalar’s support for multiple intersecting paths is invoked as Mirzoeff begins his text with a figurative “mic check”—a page which introduces the project’s multiple paths, which wind their way through various permutations of the subject at hand before converging at a final page entitled “Platform.” Here, the reader is advised that they have reached “the destination but not the terminus” and is then asked, “Where is the Algeria in the work that you do?”

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The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture was created with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.