Future Cinema

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

Question for class, Oct. 25

In his writing on cinema in the age of the digital baroque, Murray sees digital aesthetics as promising an “enhanced zone of interactivity through which the users’ entry into the circuit of artistic presentation simulates or projects their own associations, fantasies, and memories in consort with the artwork” (98). Is this result of inhabiting “the fold” unique to the new type of new digital art explored in the book, or do traditional artworks (especially cinema) also invite and encourage this kind of active engagement from/with their viewers?

And what do you make of his use of the term “user” for those who view these works?

Wed, October 25 2017 » Future Cinema