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Thomas Elsaesser “The New Film History as Media Archaeology:

Sunday, October 18th, 2015
Posted by: Nanna Rebekka


Media archeology: a theoretical approach to film history with an ambition to overcome the opposition between “old” and “new” media and other binaries which film theorists have invented for the (mis)understanding of film and film history.

In his article The New Film History as Media Archeology, Elsaesser calls for the embrace of an [...]

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Posted by: Caitlin

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Summary of Benjamin’s Work of Art Part

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Posted by: erinryan

Walter Benjamin wrote as a political writer in the interwar period. He proposed that art as a whole had changed and was able to be used as an engine for political and social change. He felt that technologically produced art like photography and film had changed how people feel about art.
The “work [...]

Game as Documentary?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Posted by: Neil

This links to an article on a new game by Konami, that is set in the current Iraq war. There are mixed messages about this game, even from Konami itself, as the subject matter is so serious and current that it may be a taboo to make a game of it.

Thought I would share

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
Posted by: metisgirl

I was thinking about how we perceive the world around us and ways to convey what we see to others and came across this:
Then I was thinking about how easy it is, when you are looking for something specific, to become blind to everything else and found this:

Marker’s IMMEMORY….

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Posted by: City Ninja

“…electronic texture is the only one that can deal with sentiment, memory, and imagination.” – Chris Marker

Augmented Reality Home Pages – Introduction

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Posted by: andrew

An extremely technical look at Interactive Augmented Reality.
Augmented Reality Home Pages – Introduction

Early Online Interactive Documentaries

Friday, March 16th, 2007
Posted by: Alla

I’m posting URL links to two well-known early online documentaries, made in Flash.
These were done before Flash could handle video streaming, so they’re made with photographs, texts, etc.
I remember looking at these 3 years ago, so they’re at least that old.
The first one, “Black Friday”, documents a terrible 1939 fire in Australia. It’s a cross [...]

Refresh in Toronto

Thursday, September 29th, 2005
Posted by: janine

REFRESH! Conference and Discussion on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 at the Banff Centre for the Arts
Live streaming at the Goethe-Institut Toronto
Discussion at the Goethe-Institut Toronto:
Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 7 pm
Professor Dieter Daniels of Leipzig, Germany
and new media artists and experts David Rokeby and Nina Czegledy
Goethe-Institut Toronto
163 King [...]

webstreaming of REFRESH!

Friday, September 16th, 2005
Posted by: Caitlin

These sessions represent the emergence of a new field…
Refresh! the 1st International Conference on the
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
” Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, this Conference on the Histories of Media Art will discuss for the first time the history of media art within the interdisciplinary [...]