Coherent light from projectors to fibre optics

Cubitt, Sean (2011) Coherent light from projectors to fibre optics. In, Screen Studies Conference: Repositioning Screen Histories, Scotland, GB, 01 - 03 Jul 2011. 8pp.


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Arguments for the 'Death of Cinema" hold that film's realist destiny has been betrayed by digital technologies. Arguments for the 'Post medium Condition' hold, against the medium-specificity of Greenberg and after de Duve's art made of 'n'importe quoi', that medium no longer matters. In papers on colour separation and management, the temporalities of film and electronic frames, optical construction of volume and chip design, I argue that the material matters more than ever, but that crude binaries do not help understand the dialectic of standardization and divergence characteristic of contemporary mediation. This is especially true of the glass technologies that are key to the history of projection and of digital networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
ePrint ID: 192465
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2 July 2011Delivered
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 14:32
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:42

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