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#64, Fall 2009

The Velvet Light Trap

Failures, Flops, and False Starts

Claiming the Found: Archive Footage and Documentary Practice
(preface by Vance Kepley, Jr.)
Hollywood Party, Jimmy Durante, and the Cultural Politics of Coherence
Allen Larson
A Virtual Failure: Evaluating the Success of Nintendo's Virtual Boy
Steven Boyer
Convergent Consortia: Format Battles in High Definition
Bryan Sebok
StarCraft Fan Craft: Game Mods, Ownership, and Totally Incomplete Conversions
Derek Johnson
Public Service Broadcasting and the Failure of Political Representation
Kyle Conway

Dossier: Perspectives on Failure