Posts Tagged: cinema

Film Power, Off the Grid: Electrical Networks and Studio Technologies in Paris, 1904-1925

Presentation by Brian R. Jacobson (Oklahoma State University). Alongside the cameras and projectors sold in typical early film catalogues, in 1911 the French company Gaumont advertised a more revealing, if unexpected “film” device. Gaumont’s redresseurs statiques – static inverters –

Film Power, Off the Grid: Electrical Networks and Studio Technologies in Paris, 1904-1925

Presentation by Brian R. Jacobson (Oklahoma State University). Alongside the cameras and projectors sold in typical early film catalogues, in 1911 the French company Gaumont advertised a more revealing, if unexpected “film” device. Gaumont’s redresseurs statiques – static inverters –

Building a Better Camera / First-Person Films

Presentation by Chris Cuellar (Independent Artist). Francois Truffaut stated in 1957: “The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has. The film

Building a Better Camera / First-Person Films

Presentation by Chris Cuellar (Independent Artist). Francois Truffaut stated in 1957: “The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has. The film

Amongst the Nerves of the World

Pylon Modernism

Presentation by James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge). This paper addresses the cultural resonances of the National Electricity Grid constructed in Great Britain between 1926 and 1933. It will approach the high-voltage grid through the grounded, infrastructural vision of a number

Amongst the Nerves of the World

Pylon Modernism

Presentation by James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge). This paper addresses the cultural resonances of the National Electricity Grid constructed in Great Britain between 1926 and 1933. It will approach the high-voltage grid through the grounded, infrastructural vision of a number

Marquee

Forgotten Material Histories of Repurposed Movie Theaters

Presentation by Veronica Paredes (University of Southern California). This presentation will highlight one aspect of Marquee Survivals, an interactive, digital dissertation that explores contemporary conceptions of the repurposed movie theater. Across the United States, movie theaters have been converted into

Marquee

Forgotten Material Histories of Repurposed Movie Theaters

Presentation by Veronica Paredes (University of Southern California). This presentation will highlight one aspect of Marquee Survivals, an interactive, digital dissertation that explores contemporary conceptions of the repurposed movie theater. Across the United States, movie theaters have been converted into

Optical

The Mycelium is the Mushroom

Presentation by Braxton Soderman (Miami University). This paper refashions, or de-fashions, Marshall McLuhan’s statement “The Medium is the Message” in terms of Sigmund Freud’s comment in his The Interpretation of Dreams that “the dream-wish arises like a mushroom out of

Optical

The Mycelium is the Mushroom

Presentation by Braxton Soderman (Miami University). This paper refashions, or de-fashions, Marshall McLuhan’s statement “The Medium is the Message” in terms of Sigmund Freud’s comment in his The Interpretation of Dreams that “the dream-wish arises like a mushroom out of