As part of my scholarly project, I am interested in exploring the critical possibilities of new cultural forms developed by fans and made more popular with the explosion of digital media cultures. When trying to understand these formations, I have found that making can be as important a form of research practice as reading, writing, watching, and listening. The subcultural video form of vidding has become particularly important to me, and I have learned so much from my fellow participants there.
The videos linked below provide a multimodal connecting link between my projects on Old Futures and (Queer) Geek Politics, as well as between critical media analysis and digital humanities production-as-research. In the future, I hope to continue building on this work, to expand the scholarly prospects that can emerge from this kind of fan music video without losing its specificity.