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A Prize for Bright Signals: A History of Color Television

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Bright Signals: A History of Color Television (Duke University Press, 2018) by Susan Murray, associate professor of media, culture, and communication, has received the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ 2019 Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award.

Bright Signals tells the story of color television within a broader cultural history of twentieth-century aesthetics. In tracing the development and commercial introduction of the medium, Murray considers the way the idea of color was debated, theorized, and monetized.  

Susan Murray

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication; Director of Graduate Studies

susan.murray@nyu.edu

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In her book Bright Signals: A History of Color Television (Duke University Press), MCC Associate Professor Susan Murray positions the story of color television within a broader cultural history of twentieth-century aesthetics. In tracing the development and commercial introduction of the technology, she considers the way the idea of color was debated, theorized, and monetized.