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Hi,

Someone should go talk to Bill Maund, late of the UW Dept of 
Photo-Cinema, right there in Madison.  He is a treasure trove of 
information, from combat cinematography in the Korean War, through 
days in NYC, ending up in Madison in '70.

Bob Cham

Photo-Cinema	'70-71
WHA		'72-82



>Greetings!
>
>The Velvet Light Trap, a scholarly journal of film and media, produced
>by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of
>Texas-Austin, has extended the deadline for its upcoming issue, Useful
>Media: Industrial, Educational, Institutional, until October 15th.
>
>This issue seeks submissions concerning the production, distribution,
>exhibition, and/or reception of educational, industrial, and other
>institutional film, video, television, audio, and new media, past and
>present.
>
>The call is pasted below. Also included is the link to our website
>through the University of Texas Press, where our call can also be
>found.
>
>http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jvlt.html
>
>Thank you for your time and please let me know if you need any
>additional information from me to help distribute our call.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Amanda McQueen
>Co-ordinating Editor
>University of Wisconsin-Madison
>
>
>The Velvet Light Trap
>Call for Papers: Issue 72
>
>Useful Media: Industrial, Educational, Institutional
>
>Submission deadline: October 15, 2012
>
>As breakthroughs in digital technologies compel scholars to address
>media consumption outside the traditional contexts of the theater and
>the home, media historians remind us that audio/visual materials have
>always proliferated in other places: city halls, churches, courtrooms,
>classrooms, hospitals, union halls, corporate offices, factories, and
>laboratories. Within such alternative venues, media function as tools
>of education, justice, agitation, advocacy, professionalization,
>strategy, training, and proselytizing. These frequently overlooked
>uses of media, beyond art and entertainment, remind us that the
>patterns of production, distribution, and consumption commonly invoked
>by terms like "the movies" or "television" represent only certain
>configurations within the broader field of media practice.
>
>Recent developments in the accessibility of educational and industrial
>media-through the Internet Archive, YouTube postings of leaked
>training videos, and DVD anthology collections (e.g., Treasures from
>American Film Archives)-have brought these other media venues and
>practices to a new prominence. Likewise, an increase in scholarly
>attention paid to "useful" media, as in the recent anthologies Useful
>Cinema (Acland and Wasson, 2011) and Learning with the Lights Off
>(Orgeron, Orgeron, and Streible 2012), encourages us to revise our
>assumptions about how media function in everyday life and rethink the
>very definitions of media forms that scholars often take for granted.
>
>In that spirit, The Velvet Light Trap seeks essays for an issue on
>"useful" media. We welcome submissions concerning the production,
>distribution, exhibition, and/or reception of educational, industrial,
>and other institutional film, video, television, audio, and new media,
>past and present.
>
>Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:
>
>Examples of educational, industrial, and useful media:
>-       media used by religious institutions, civic organizations, NGOs,
>unions, libraries, governments, and prisons
>-       training films, videos, and software
>-       closed-circuit television in educational contexts
>-       sponsored films and institutional advertising
>-       ambient music within institutional settings (malls, factories,
>restaurants, waiting rooms)
>-       audio/visual materials in museum and factory tours
>-       medical films
>-       other institutional uses of sound media (records, podcasts, etc.)
>-       audiovisual and applied media in scientific and social
>scientific research
>
>Approaches to studying useful media:
>-       reception, compulsory viewing, and resistant readings
>-       audiovisual aesthetics and stylistic trends
>-       useful media and emotional engagement
>-       production cultures of industrial media
>-       histories of key practitioners and production houses
>-       policy and educational media
>-       useful media and ideology
>-       representation in educational and industrial media
>-       educational and industrial media as "found footage"
>-       institutional media, architectural design, and spatial politics
>
>Submissions should be between 6,000 and 7,500 words (approximately
>20-25 pages double-spaced), in Chicago style. Please submit an
>electronic copy of the paper, along with a one-page abstract, both
>saved as a Microsoft Word file; remove any identifying information so
>that the submission is suitable for anonymous review. The journal's
>Editorial Board will referee all submissions. Send electronic
>manuscripts and/or any questions to [log in to unmask] All
>submissions are due October 15, 2012.
>
>The Velvet Light Trap is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of film,
>television, and new media studies. Graduate students at the University
>of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas-Austin coordinate
>issues in alternation. Our Editorial Advisory Board includes such
>notable scholars as Charles Acland, Richard Allen, Harry Benshoff, Mia
>Consalvo, Radhika Gajjala, Darrell Hamamoto, Joan Hawkins, Scott
>Higgins, Barbara Klinger, Jon Kraszewski, Diane Negra, Michael Newman,
>Alisa Perren, Yeidy Rivero, Nic Sammond, Beretta Smith-Shomade,
>Cristina Venegas, and Michael Williams.
>
>--
>The Velvet Light Trap is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of film,
>television, and new media. It is collectively edited by graduate
>students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of
>Texas at Austin, with the support of media scholars at those
>institutions and throughout the world. Each issue provokes debate
>about critical, theoretical, and historical topics relating to a
>particular theme.
>
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