Future Cinema

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

Week 10 Q’s

  1. Knowing what we know about AR, how, and to what extent, might we think of ARG’s as “virtual”?

  2. Jagoda runs down how networks and network imaginaries have come to function as a hermeneutic for thinking through/describing all aspects of contemporary life (social, cultural, political, economic), gesturing to the dominant “view of networks as the universal, originary, or necessary form that promises to explain everything” (221). Can the network, as a technology for thinking our world, enable one to think the world outside of it’s morphology? Do any of the technologies or strategies we’ve discussed so far this year point to or suggest a possibility for what comes after?

  3. How much is the varied experience of networked togetherness shaped (or hampered) by profit-driven, informatic individualizations, rather than inherent qualities of the networks and users themselves? What is the nature of the relation?

  4. How is the network, in both its physical and imaginary instantiations, a colonial/imperial form? Can we apply this to a parsing of human/non-human networks?

Wed, November 13 2019 » Future Cinema