Noircon 2008 panel on “Cybernoir”

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I’ll make nearly any excuse to talk about Shannon Clute and Richard Edwards’ two podcasts Behind The Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed and Out Of The Past: Investigating Film Noir. Today’s excuse comes in the form of a Noircon 2008 podcast which includes a brief mention of Blade Runner. Have a listen…

Noircon 2008 podcastPodcast Day 3: Cybernoir Panel
Panelists: Shannon Clute, Seth Harwood, and Richard Edwards
Podcaster: Out Of The Past / Behind The Black Mask
Recorded: April 5th, 2008
Recorded as part of the Noircon 2008 Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Clute and Edwards kick things off with a discussion of how noir style and pulp publishing models seem to provide the fundamental structuring logics of emerging digital media—from blogs to podcasts, mashups to video games. Seth Harwood then relates his own experience of podcasting his first novel, JACK WAKES UP—from producing the initial audio, to embracing various new media in order to cultivate an audience and tap their enthusiasm and skills to promote his work. Finally, all three panelists consider how pulp-logic productions in these various media are likely to change the ways books are published and marketed. This special edition podcast includes all Power Point slides from the panel, synchronized with the audio, for your viewing pleasure. Moreover, there are embedded links at the bottom of the images, which allow you to surf related links while listening. The podcast is optimized for iTunes, and will run on any machine that has iTunes installed.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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2 thoughts to “Noircon 2008 panel on “Cybernoir””

  1. Hi Jesse:

    First, thanks for your long term support of our podcasts. You were one of the very first bloggers to write an entry about our show, way back on Episode 3 on Batman Begins. Hard to believe that was almost 4 years ago! Even now, two of our most downloaded episodes in our film series include our analysis of Batman Begins and Blade Runner. Second, thanks for finding a reason to write about our Noircon podcasts. I think our Cybernoir panel has a lot of things that could interest sci fi fans, especially in terms of the logics of digital culture–as in the hybridization of noir and sci fi in such great films as Blade Runner, Dark City and the Matrix. While we don’t focus much on sci fi in the enhanced podcast, we definitely address the role that digital logics play in contemporary storytelling, the delivery of new content and the role of the audience. Thanks again for all of your support.

    Best, Rich Edwards
    Co-Host, Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir and Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed

  2. Thanks Rich, you and Shannon put out two absolutely terrific podcasts. It’s always a pleasure to hear you guys talk about a movie or interview an author. The depth and dissection you provide in both is absolutely unmatched in any other media. I’m hoping you can get Lawrence Block and Donald Westlake onto Behind The Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed. Any chance of that?

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