The Language of New Media

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MIT Press, 22.02.2002 - 400 Seiten
A stimulating, eclectic accountof new media that finds its origins in old media, particularly the cinema.

In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media's reliance on conventions of old media, such as the rectangular frame and mobile camera, and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space. He also analyzes categories and forms unique to new media, such as interface and database.

Manovich uses concepts from film theory, art history, literary theory, and computer science and also develops new theoretical constructs, such as cultural interface, spatial montage, and cinegratography. The theory and history of cinema play a particularly important role in the book. Among other topics, Manovich discusses parallels between the histories of cinema and of new media, digital cinema, screen and montage in cinema and in new media, and historical ties between avant-garde film and new media.

 

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In The Language of New Media, Lev Manovich “uses the history and theory of cinema to map out the logic driving the technical and stylistic development of new media" (pg. 287). Manovich writes, “Just ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

FOREWORD by Mark Tribex
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxvii
A PERSONAL CHRONOLOGY 3
METHOD 8
What Is New Media? 18
PRINCIPLES OF NEW MEDIA 27
Automation 32
Variability 36
The Resistance to Montage 141
Digital Compositing 152
TELEACTION 161
Distance and Aura 170
SYNTHETIC REALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS 184
The Icons of Mimesis 195
ILLUSION NARRATIVE AND INTERACTIVITY 205
The Forms 212

Transcoding 45
WHAT NEW MEDIA IS NOT 49
The Myth of Interactivity 55
The Interface 62
THE LANGUAGE OF CULTURAL INTERFACES 69
Representation versus Control 88
THE SCREEN AND THE USER 94
A Screens Genealogy 95
Representation versus Simulation 111
The Operations 116
Postmodernism and Photoshop 129
Database and Narrative 225
Greenaway and Vertov 237
Computer Space 253
The Navigator and the Explorer 268
EVE and Place 281
What Is Cinema? 286
A Brief Archeology of Moving Pictures 296
From KinoEye to KinoBrush 307
Spatial Montage and Macrocinema 322
INDEX 335
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2002)

Lev Manovich is Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego. His book The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001) has been hailed as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan."

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