I am pleased to announce the publication of my recent article, "Radical Refamiliarization," co-authored
with John Armitage (University of Northumbria) for The Journal of
Visual Culture (Volume 8, number 2, August 2009). The issue is out
at last. It is a Special Issue in which a number of scholars,
educators, curators, activists and artists respond to a questionnaire
on Barack Obama and visual mediation. Several of the articles
(including ours) engage the interesting developments surrounding
Shepard Fairey's Obama posters.
Click the link to download our article; see also the full Table of Contents on SAGE:
Radicalizing Refamiliarization, [PDF] Journal of Visual Culture 8:2 (Fall 2009).
Editorial, Marquard Smith; W.J.T. Mitchell; Shaun Michelle Smith; Dora Apel; Raimi Gbadamosi; Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan; Toby Miller; Jacqueline Bobo; Julian Myers, Dominic Willsdon and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough; Lauren Berlant; Marita Sturken; Lisa Cartwright and Stephen Mandiberg; John Armitage and Joy Garnett; Victor Margolin; Joanna Zylinska; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; Anna Everett; Julian Stallabrass; Ellis Cashmore; John Carlos Rowe; Robert Harvey; Curtis Marez; Cynthia A. Young; Nicholas Mirzoeff.