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Flow or Compulsion

It was 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon when I first decided to upload my notes to the Future Cinema blog, but then well… I had to check my emails first. So, I went to my hotmail account and did so. When I logged out, I saw this news about an amateur prospector who found his [...]

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Sun, January 20 2013 » futurecinema2_2012 » 2 Comments

some thoughts on catharsis and flow

Catharsis is the name given to the emotional release experienced by the spectator on experiencing identification with the travails of a literary or cinematic character. For Freud it was the release experienced upon transference and this is where the analysand gains the perspective of the therapist and thus is released from the constraints of the [...]

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Sat, January 19 2013 » futurecinema2_2012 » 1 Comment

Remediation and the aesthetics of catharsis and flow

In thinking about the relation between catharsis and flow, film and digital media; Bolter’s notable theory of remediation and its concomitant twin logics of immediacy and hypermediacy can be useful in furthering our discussion. Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin illustrate in their book Remediation: Understanding New Media, the ways in which old and new media [...]

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Fri, January 18 2013 » futurecinema2_2012 » No Comments