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Summary: N. Kathryn Hayles, Timely Art: Hybridity in New Cinema and Electronic Poetry”

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Posted by: Alicia Edwards

By Aly Edwards
Cinema and literature have a history of co-habitation, evidence of this is found in the multitude of adaptions, translations and transformations from literature to film and vice versa. The digital computer provides a platform for the two mediums to commingle, transforming literary and cinematic practices.

Hayles expresses the uncertainty in categorizing this practice into [...]

Oral Presentation Summary – Week 3: Virtual reality (Sarah Stang)

Monday, September 28th, 2015
Posted by: smstang

Here is the written summary for my presentation on Kac’s article. I’ve provided links to some of the holographic art (they were difficult to find, but I managed to hunt down a few). Questions are at the end.
Eduardo Kac – Beyond the Spatial Paradigm: Time and Cinematic Form in Holographic Art (1995)
-At the time of [...]

Monday, October 26th, 2009
Posted by: eve_tch

Moving in Place: The Question of Distributed Social Cinema
Documentation of Exhibit:
Event Images:
Press release for exhibit
Moving in Place: The Question of Distributed Social Cinema is an exchange between the director/producer of SPECFLIC, Adriene Jenik, and associate professor at The SIUC College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, Sarah Lewison. Artist Adriene Jenik considers herself a telecommunications [...]

Protected: “The Secret of Augmented Spaces: Yellow Arrow.” Seminar Summary, Helen Papagiannis

Monday, February 4th, 2008
Posted by: helen

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Summary of First-Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game–Chapter 1, “Cyberdrama”

Thursday, February 8th, 2007
Posted by: Erin

First-Person Website
This chapter on Cyberdrama contains three pieces, all concerned not only with how interactive experiences can be presented as narratives, but also with developing theoretical approaches to these new interactive narrative experiences. Janet Murray and Ken Perlin both examine the complexities and potential approaches to creating and interacting with “cyberdrama,” while Michael Mateas [...]

Michel Chaouli: How Interactive Can Fiction Be?

Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Posted by: aleks

Last week’s reading by Lev Manovich presented a dichotomy between the form of the database and that of the narrative. In his words, “many new media object do not tell stories; they don’t have beginning or end…’ (Manovich, 1). It is in this context, one in which we presume the supremacy of the database [...]

Assignment #3 – Carolyn Steele

Thursday, January 18th, 2007
Posted by: Carolyn

Lev Manovich – Database as Symbolic Form
Taking perhaps the concept of technological determinism to its logical evolution in the digital age, Manovich explores the database as the dominant cultural or symbolic form of postmodernism in contrast with the linearity of the modernist era suggested by Panofsky. Manovich uses the term ‘database’ in the basic sense [...]