Medium Specificity, Iterative Ethics, and Algorithmic Culture in The Good Place

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Abstract

In conversation with Carl Plantinga's persuasive account of emotion and the ethics of engagement in Screen Stories, this article considers how audiences engage with film and television in an emotive, evaluative manner that is mediated by technology. Because sensory experience and immersive technologies set screen media apart from forms of storytelling such as literature and because technological developments affect the formal strategies of screen media, I argue that the distinctiveness of and differences between film and television warrant attention. I focus on the ethical implications of sustained engagement with immersive narratives and technologies in contemporary television and algorithmic culture.

Contributor Notes

Jane Stadler is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is author of Pulling Focus: Intersubjective Experience, Narrative Film and Ethics (2008) and coauthor of Screen Media (2009), Imagined Landscapes: Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives (2016), and Media and Society (2016). E-mail: jane.stadler@qut.edu.au

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