Discussion Threads are a place for you to ask questions, engage with your TAs and peers, to find collaborators, and generally deepen your engagement with the course and your own learning. You should think of these posts as mini papers. Write in complete sentences, do not use bullet points or ellipses. Your response should be between 250-500 words. The style of your post can be speculative and personal, you do need to come up with arguments, rather just reflect on your own comprehension of the material. Write in your own voice. But this is not a social media space– your posts should be thoughtful and structured.
Have you ever watched a desktop documentary before? if so, which one (and feel free to share a link in your post)? In the review of Lee’s desktop film, Transformers: The Pre-make, Steven Boone writes “Without voiceover narration, the barbed satire in Lee’s “voice” is all in the choice and timing of his juxtapositions, and a precise use of the desktop environment as frame. However scholarly its origins, this video is pure cinema.” (https://www.rogerebert.com/features/kevin-b-lees-transformers-the-premake). It’s an odd but also interesting assessment. Reflect upon your experience of watching Transformers: The Pre-make (Kevin Lee, 2015). Do you agree that Lee’s film is cinematic? If so, why? If not, why not?