Reflection on The aesthetics of flow and the aesthetics of catharsis

Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Posted by: AdonayGC

The thesis that today´s Media culture is a result of the tension between the aesthetics of catharsis and flow proposed by Jay D. Bolter initially makes sense to me, as I observe the effects of these two aesthetics in the users of Media, the deep involvement, the need of being connected and exposed to its [...]

On Roderick Coover’s Digital Panoramas

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Posted by: janus

A Digital Panoramic Essay by Roderick Coover
Roderick Coover begins his essay by pointing out that the fundamental dialetic in documentary filmmaking (and perhaps filmmaking in general) is between continuity and montage – between, as he puts it, “the representation of a continuous flow of time” and “the interruption of a continuous shot to introduce an [...]