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Intro to Visual Culture. Live!. 22 Guest Lecturers. Many, MANY PowerPoint slides . 28 Class sessions. Starring Mark Olson, with your Host Professor Kristine Stiles. Keepin’ It Real. Reality Television & Visual Culture. Reality TV. Real people (real = ordinary) Unscripted

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Intro to Visual Culture


22 Guest Lecturers

Many, MANY PowerPoint slides

28 Class sessions

Starring Mark Olson, with your Host

Professor Kristine Stiles

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Keepin’ It Real

Reality Television & Visual Culture

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Reality TV

  • Real people (real = ordinary)

  • Unscripted

  • Ordinary / Extraordinary Situations

  • Commercial

  • Entertainment

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Space of the home

Segmented Flow

Liveness potential

Segmented Audiences

Divergent Platforms


Specificity of the Televisual

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Television & Real Life

  • “Television’s real value is to make people participants in ongoing experiences. Real life is vastly more exciting than synthetic life, and this is real life drama with audience participation.”

1969 - Television news anchor describing

the televising of the Apollo moon landing

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Spectacular mode of address

  • Mode of address - establishing a relationship between the text and an audience (preferred reading)

  • Play of immediacy & hypermediacy

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  • Erasure of the gap between signifier & signified / between representation and reality

  • Forget the presence of the medium

  • Grasping the real

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  • Remind the viewer of the medium -- making us conscious that the reality we see is mediated

  • Multiplying the levels and sites of mediation

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  • Reality TV promotes the idea that surveillance is a natural mode through which to observe the social world

  • Unaware of cameras, or forget that they are there, yielding “truth” and “reality”

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The Confession

  • Visual reality & the problem of interiority

  • Acting vs. Being (being real)

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  • The authentic fake (Umberto Eco)

  • A blending of reality and representation (or performance & identity) where there is no clear indication where the former stops and the latter begins.