Future Cinema

Course Site for Future Cinema 1 and Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory at York University, Canada

Questions about the Digital Baroque…

A key difference between human (i.e. personal) memory and the “memory” of an archival mediatic object is that personal memory is fully furnished with context, whereas mediatic memory is almost always denuded of its original context (e.g. this). What are the various possibilities and dangers of this ahistorical and, arguably, superficial mediatic memory?
Does the Baroque [...]

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Wed, October 25 2017 » archives, digital cinema, digital storytelling, emerging technologies » No Comments

Thomas Elsaesser “The New Film History as Media Archaeology:

BY CODY AND NANNA

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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Sun, October 18 2015 » archives, digital cinema, early cinema, emerging technologies, history » No Comments

background info on ‘tracing the decay of fiction’

here is some additional info on one of the dvd-roms we’ll explore tomorrow
all text from
the Labyrinth project, USC

Based on Pat O’Neill’s 35 mm film, The Decay of Fiction (2002), this interactive project is an archeological exploration of the Hotel Ambassador, a vintage building now in ruins. Erected in 1920, the hotel played a crucial [...]

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Wed, September 21 2005 » archives, database, digital cinema, digital storytelling » No Comments