MARKUS STAUFF

Markus Stauff is a professor of media studies at the University of Amsterdam. From 2005-2008 he conducted a research project on the Visual Culture of Media Sports at the Research Centre ‘Media and Cultural Communication’ in Cologne. His main interests are television theory, digital media, and politics of media/governmentality. You can follow him on Twitter at @staumar.

 

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Technology & the Referee, Part III: Vanishing Spray & the Future of Sport
Technology & the Referee, Part III: Vanishing Spray & the Future of Sport
While the foam lines it creates on a football pitch last only minutes, vanishing spray is a significant development in the game and in our use of technology to bring order to sport.
Technology & the Referee, Part II: Smart Phone Referees
Technology & the Referee, Part II: Smart Phone Referees
At any given sporting event, nearly every fan, coach, trainer, beer vendor, television camera operator, stadium steward, sideline attendant, and ball boy or girl has a device capable of taking high-definition photos and videos. But the referee can't look at any of those images. Why not?
Technology & the Referee, Part I: Competing Visualities in the Stadium
Technology & the Referee, Part I: Competing Visualities in the Stadium
Nobody objects when an athlete looks to the stadium Jumbotron, to check on the opponents' position during the action or to engage in self-critique (or admiration) after the play. Why do we forbid referees from doing the same?
How We Speak Sports
How We Speak Sports
The announcer's call, the fan's curse, the songs from the terrace – we hear and speak our games as much as we watch them. Four of our writers – hailing from Rome, Munich, Amsterdam, and Buenos Aires – discuss how language shapes the life of a fan.
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
In 1971 a team from Taiwan won the Little League World Series, winning their three games by a combined score of 30-3. The coach later acknowledged that he had his 12-year-old players practice for nine hours a day and had his pitchers throw 300 pitches a day.
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