Looking past traditional cinema into avenues of visual media and other light-related phenomena across the online landscape—and beyond.

By Chloe Lizotte | March 29, 2022

Much of the current deepfake hysteria stems not from questions of consent, but from fears about election manipulation. It has never been as easy to undercut the “truth” of filmed reality, but verifying truth in image-making was never so straightforward.

By Chloe Lizotte | November 4, 2021

Its creative interactivity distinguishes TikTok from image-based social networks like Instagram, and also explains its dominance as a short-form video app, a larger trend in China.

By Chloe Lizotte | September 17, 2021

Ulman has described herself as an artist “based in airports”: functional travel hubs with a navigable universality, regardless of their actual location.

By Chloe Lizotte | May 14, 2021

New logistical work-arounds sought to overcome the difficulties of physically congregating; each decision about tone could trigger dozens of questions. Are the problems we are experiencing self-contained within the pandemic, or perennial?

By Chloe Lizotte | November 10, 2020

"A radically new way to watch story and interact with story" conceals the true subversion out there.

By Chloe Lizotte | August 21, 2020

This is a contemporary American hellscape, but if Chaplin and Tati were socially aloof within environments of cold modernity, O’Malley’s outcasts can barely communicate as they navigate a world corroded by mediation.