Hye Jean Chung

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About

Hye Jean Chung is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Kyung Hee University in South Korea. Her book, Media Heterotopias: Digital Effects and Material Labor in Global Film Production (Duke University Press, 2018), discusses the material conditions of digital pipelines and global film production. Her work has been published in Cinema Journal, Visual Studies, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and also in the edited collection, Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema. She is currently working on projects that examine posthuman characters in digital cinema and virtual geographies in contemporary science fiction.

Areas of Focus

digital aesthetics, visual effects, computer animation, digital production pipelines, digital labor, media technology, industrial and cultural discourse, production studies 

Relevant Publications

Media Heterotopias: Digital Effects and Material Labor in Global Film Production

Media Heterotopias and Science Fiction: Transnational Workflows and Transgalactic Spaces in Digitally Composited Ecosystems

The Reanimation of the Digital (Un)Dead, or How to Regenerate Bodies in Digital Cinema

Media Heterotopia and Transnational Filmmaking: Mapping Real and Virtual Worlds

Kung Fu Panda: Animated Animal Bodies as Layered Sites of (Trans)National Identities

Global Visual Effects Pipelines: An Interview with Hannes Ricklefs