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Jose M. Hernandezjmhernan@ucsc.edu
Ekaette AkpanEric DanchMichael DiCenzoNoah FinneburghJose M. HernandezKiel OlffAdam Weinstein
is a quarterly, student run film and digitalmedia journal founded in the fall of 1999.
focuses on analytical, critical, and theoreticalissues in film and digital media, as opposed to themore evaluative criticism found in popular press.
examines film and digital media in relationto other significant issues such as art form, socialand cultural theory and politics. Above all,
is a forum for writers from all fields to discuss andraise issues about film and digital media as a popu-lar phenomenon and area of critical study.
is published at the end of each academicquarter (November, March & June) and is availableby postal subscription for a $25 donation per year.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to StudentPress Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064.All images contained within are copyright and prop-erty of their respective owners. Articles representthe expressed opinions of individual writers andnot necessarily those of the Film and Digital MediaDepartment, UC Santa Cruz, or the University ofCalifornia. Please direct all inquiries to The StudentPress Center, UCSC.
The UCSC collegesThe UCSC Film and Digital Media DepartmentRobin Chanin and Student MediaArthur Finman and Porter College Faculty ServicesJames Rambo and UCSC Printing ServicesDouglas RennieTable of contents images (top to bottom):Bruce Willis in a scene from
Tears of the Sun
;the marquee at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco,CA, featuring Prefuse 73 and Four Tet; an exampleof a computer game mod; a screen-shot of CNNduring the east coast blackout of 2003, taken froman internet blog; Seann William Scott (left) and TheRock in a scene from
; an issue ofHarvey Pekar’s
comic book;Craig Robinson’s “Minipops.”
on the web for additional content and an archive of past issues.
A Journal of Film and Digital MediaUniversity of California, Santa CruzFall 2003
Friendster, Camera Phones, Blogs and Mobs:
The emergence of an intelligent medium
by Jose M. Hernandez
Waiting for the Ball to Drop:
Upper-Division film education meetsthe casual moviegoing experience
by Adam Weinstein
Standing on the Cusp of an Elevated Sound:
An interview with Prefuse 73 and Four Tet
by Noah Finneburgh
British Humor Goes International:
An interview with digital artist Craig Robinson
by Michael DiCenzo
Another Short Term Goal Accomplished:
The glorification of ordinary life in
by Eric Danch
Historical construction in Antoine Fuqua’s
Tears of the Sun
by Ekaette Akpan
Computer Game Mods:
Interactive digital art
by Kiel Olff