Media Amateurs in Gay Culture investigates the dynamics of social taboos, the forging of identity
and the practice of visual self-representation by amateurs. Taking gay male self-representation
on the Web 2.0 as a point of departure, it addresses issues related to the history of private
communication through images and the hybridization of private spheres in gay milieus, an area on which surprisingly little research has been done to date.
Going by bus in Los Angeles is always an adventure. Not just that it takes you ages getting from one spot to the other it offers you an insight in the American society you would not expect on the first sight. Are all the homeless people being in such a bad shape a marker for the financial crisis and the expression of this deep gap evolving out of capitalism? Without being polemic speaking about the American society in its complexity and often astonishingly ambivalences the issue of homelessness intersects with my second observation in Los Angeles and San Francisco.more
On April 26th 2012 at 7:30pm Jennifer Evans will give a lecture within the context of the lecture series ´Talking Eyes` and in cooperation with the Media Amateur research project as well as with the C/O Berlin-International Forum for Visual Dialogues on the subject of “Queering the Gays/Gaze: sex, street, and subculture in 1970s queer erotic photography” in the C/O Berlin. Katrin Köppert will present the talk.more