October 4 Lecture Outline - 3 Second meaning attributed to...

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October 4, 2011 AAS 120 Introduction to Asian American Popular Culture Lecture Outline Topic: Terror Television Technology and the Media Media, Television and Visual Culture Visual culture derives from the field of art history. Need to understand media beyond classic arts: photography, documentary, video, internet, television, film…everything in the visual register The culture in visual culture denotes the emphasis on pattern, process, and discourse READING: Nakamura Biometric technology (eg. Fingerprinting, facial recognition) reifies ideas of racial categories and classification Technology as crude profiling Technophilic television uses these ideas in extreme
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Terror television: use digital special effects to reveal hidden identities, pleasure out of paranoia, drama out of identification. Terror Television 1. Use digital special effects to reveal hidden identities, pleasure out of paranoia, drama out of identification. 2. First meaning: entertainment in the form of horror TV programs
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Second meaning: attributed to use found in anti- Islamic campaign 4. Third meaning: use in popular narrative TV programs 5. Horrific and the sublime is a way to think about terror in the post 9/11 world Television Horror and Digital Sublime • Deployment of spectacular surveillance, identification technologies, aerial and satellite photography, facial recognition, biometrics, frame enhancement technology, infrared visioning systems, and extensive databases • Mythology of technological certainty, creation of the idea of the omniscient(全全全), omnipresen(全全全全全)t security state Torture, Horror, and Security 1. inscrutable & vicious idea of Asian 2. China as anti-democratic & violent 3. Torture as a crude device of obtaining information 24 as History of the War on Terror 1. Digital & visual orientalism 2. From Orientalism to Islamophobia : TV spectacle...
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