Talks by scholars and graduate students on all aspects of film, television, and screen-based media

23 May May


Ben Eldridge

Presented by Ben Eldridge, a postgraduate at The University of Sydney. Ben provides a rumination on mainstream interactive media, grounded in a brief case study of two texts spattered with violence and security content – Crytek’s first-person shooter video game Crysis 2 (2010) and Peter Watts’ subsequent novelization of the game, Crysis: Legion (2011). He contrasts the visual grammar of the game with the textual grammar of the novel, and is particularly concerned with their construction of temporality, subjectivity and person. Ben’s paper is followed by a Q&A session with the audience and a response by Dr Ari Mattes.