In the last two issues, we argued that multi-mediated research challenges and extends the textual focus of social sciences. This challenge leads us to ask various new questions: How does social science research benefit from incorporating new media? How does time matter in academic and audio-visual cognitive labor? And, crucially, which novel criticisms become possible at the crossroads of these processes? These three moments—relation-making, time, and critique—are a heuristic key for our attempt to theorize the connection between audio-visual and textual contributions. While these three are mutually interdependent and productive, in this issue, we will mainly focus on one of them: relation-making.