Tim Blackmore, Western University

Information And Media Studies Professor London, Ontario tblackmo@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88513

Bio/Research

My major research interests continue to be focused on the ways that culture and cultural products revolve around each other. When I study popular, mass, and folk culture (comix, art, film, bande dessinee, fiction), I'm looking for the ways in which we tell stories to each other. I study and write...

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Bio/Research

My major research interests continue to be focused on the ways that culture and cultural products revolve around each other. When I study popular, mass, and folk culture (comix, art, film, bande dessinee, fiction), I'm looking for the ways in which we tell stories to each other. I study and write a great deal about war -- more about war culturally than historically, although history must underpin all these kinds of discussions. My book about war technologies and the body in the 21stC (War X: Human Extensions in Battlespace, University of Toronto Press, 2005). 9/11 has brought neither military nor policy surprises when we look at the last ten years of killer culture: the Revolution in Military Affairs is being televised (so you have to adjust your set). I am also interested in industrial culture, heavy industry, and the emotional costs of full throttle capitalism. When I study these things, it is almost always by looking at one or more cultural production(s). The more I work in these areas, the more I am convinced that art, art of all kinds, is the best thing humans do.

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