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Media and Memory$
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Joanne Garde-Hansen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640348

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640348.001.0001

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(Re)Media Events: Remixing War on YouTube

(Re)Media Events: Remixing War on YouTube

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(p.105) 6 (Re)Media Events: Remixing War on YouTube
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Media and Memory
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Joanne Garde-Hansen

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640348.003.0007

Neither Dayan and Katz (1992) nor Andrew Hoskins (2004) could have foreseen the impact of the post-broadcast era on the re-articulation of the televised Live Event. Television news archives now exist in sliced, spliced, sampled montages of edited footage (some faithfully, some creatively, some of dubious quality) on Youtube. The boundaries between television and film become blurred as past ‘media events’ are remediated cinematically by amateur directors. Scholars, politicians, ideologues, students and surfers can access the Gulf War in constantly buffering sound/vision memory bytes that are syntheses of CNN footage and Hollywood films. This chapter tracks and analyses the remediation of broadcast television news of the Gulf War through Youtube, as (media) history is mycasted into an ironic, playful and performative critical reflection upon the past.

Keywords:   Gulf War, YouTube, media events, CNN, remix

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