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Dr Patrick Brian Smith

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Film & Television Studies
Email: patrick dot smith dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

 

About

Patrick Brian Smith is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, working on a project entitled Mediated Forensics. He completed his PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University in 2020. His research interests include documentary theory and practice, spatial and political theory, forensic media, and human rights media activism. He has taught courses on visual culture, film and media histories, documentary theory, and activist media cultures. His book Spatial Violence and the Documentary Image is forthcoming from Legenda/MHRA. He is the director of the Emergent Nonfiction LabLink opens in a new window and co-convener of the BAFTSS Documentary SIGLink opens in a new window. His work has been, or will be, published in journals such as JCMS, Discourse, Media, Culture & Society, NECSUS, Afterimage, and Mediapolis.

Selected Publications:

Monographs

Smith, Patrick Brian. Spatial Violence and the Documentary Image. Cambridge: Legenda, MHRA (Forthcoming).

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Smith, Patrick Brian. “Counter Logistics/Counter Forensics: Seeing the Rot.” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 45, no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2023).

Smith, Patrick Brian and Kenzie Burchell. “Teaching Media Forensics.” JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 61, no. 9 (2022): Online first. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian and Ryan Watson. “Mediated Forensics and Militant Evidence: Rethinking the Camera as Gun.” Media, Culture & Society (2022): Online first. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian. “Documenting Extractive and Indigenous Futurities: Thirza Cuthand and Thomas Kneubühler’s Radical Work.” Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 47, no. 4 (2020): 50–68. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian. “The Politics of Spatiality in Experimental Nonfiction Cinema: Jonathan Perel’s ‘Toponimia.’” NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies 5, no. 2 (2016): 49-71. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Journal Articles (Non-Peer Reviewed)

Smith, Patrick Brian and Adam Harvey. “Counter(media) Visioning and AI.” Heliotrope, 14 September 2022. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian. “Critical Media Forensics: Theme Week Introduction.” In Media Res, 7 February 2022. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian, Stephen Connolly and Matthew Gibson. “Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation, Q&A with Alberto Toscano and Miranda Pennell.” Mediapolis, 3 July 2018. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian and Patrick Brodie. “Documenting Capital: Intersections of Free Trade Zone Architecture and Digital Filmmaking.” Pause Button 4 (2017). [linkLink opens in a new window]

Book Chapters

Smith, Patrick Brian and Sasha Crawford-Holland. “Forensics.” In The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies, edited by Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson, and Jussi Parikka, online. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2022. [linkLink opens in a new window]

Smith, Patrick Brian. “Working/Slow: Cinematic Style as Labour in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks.” In Traditions in World Cinema: Slow Cinema, edited by Tiago de Luca and Nuno Jorge, 180-191. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. [linkLink opens in a new window]