This issue launches with a dual focus on authorship and technology. Our authors in this issue grapple with the tensions between these two principles that have often defined the course of cinema as well as larger forms of media. With authorship, the essays tackle questions about authorial voice and legacy as well as the meaning behind the media that so defines an author. Our goal with technology is to similarly approach the scope of how both the industry and the idea of film itself have been characterized by both innovations and failures. The growth and development of authorship and technology continue to challenge media scholars and media makers alike. Here, the faults and foibles are as open to discussion as the merits and accolades. It has always been so at Mediascape, where we remain dedicated to exploring the vast expanse of cinema and media. We hope you enjoy the innovative ideas of our writers and staff.