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Televisual (RSS) explores film, television and online video, from YouTube vlogs and original web series to independent film and scripted television. Why? Because as media converge, so follows visual culture, meaning we all must be polyglots. I’m a journalist-turned-academic enticed by what’s new and visual — be it celebrity or race, politics or sexuality.


I’m a doctoral student in communication at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. I research visual culture — include web shows, vlogging, film and television —  write freelance articles, and occasionally delve into other visual and curatorial projects. I have been published in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Root, the journals First Monday and Communication, Culture and Critique and contribute film and TV reviews and pop culture commentary to the websites Splice Today and Ronebreak. I run the small-but-proud Film@Perelman program and lecture on film at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I occasionally film small video projects.

For more information, including news and links to my work, see my homepage.

For an academic CV, click here.

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1. Dal - September 30, 2009

Great blog, Aymar.

Aymar Jean Christian - October 2, 2009

Thank you!

2. anandaleeke - December 29, 2009

Fantastic blog. Best wishes on your Ph.D. in visual culture.

3. Lisa Lanore - January 11, 2010

Great Blog! Kudos! Very Much Needed….Keep up the great work.

4. Shandor Garrison - March 17, 2010

cool blog aymar!
wanted to let you know about our webseries, Brooklyn is for Lovers which should belong on your gay/lesbian webseries list. check it out at http://www.youtube.com/user/brooklynlovers?feature=mhw4, or http://bi4L.tv. thanks!

Aymar Jean Christian - March 23, 2010

Thanks! Done. How about an interview?

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