The Language of New Media

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MIT Press, 2001 - Art - 354 pages
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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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User Review  - Rubayya - Goodreads

a book on new media culture that references Althusser. nuff said. Read full review

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Lev Manovich does have a heavy vocabulary so this book is not for novices, but he does seem to know a lot about the topicm which of course is very broad and constantlz changing. Read full review

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Contents

FOREWORD
VERTOVS DATASET
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Introduction
A PERSONAL CHRONOLOGY
THEORY OF THE PRESENT
METHOD
ORGANIZATION
Illusion versus Action
ImageInstruments
Telecommunication
Distance and Aura
The Illusions
SYNTHETIC REALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS
Technology and Style in Cinema
Technology and Style in Computer Animation

LANGUAGE OBJECT REPRESENTATION
What Is New Media?
HOW MEDIA BECAME NEW
PRINCIPLES OF NEW MEDIA
2 Modularity
3 Automation
4 Variability
5 Transcoding
WHAT NEW MEDIA IS NOT
Cinema as New Media
The Myth of the Digital
The Myth of Interactivity
The Interface
THE LANGUAGE OF CULTURAL INTERFACES
Printed Word
Cinema
Representation versus Control
THE SCREEN AND THE USER
A Screens Genealogy
The Screen and the Body
Representation versus Simulation
The Operations
MENUS FILTERS PLUGINS
Postmodernism and Photoshop
From Object to Signal
COMPOSITING
The Resistance to Montage
Cinema
Video
Digital Compositing
Compositing and New Types of Montage
TELEACTION
The Icons of Mimesis
THE SYNTHETIC IMAGE AND ITS SUBJECT
Georges Méliès the Father of Computer Graphics
Jurassic Park and Socialist Realism
ILLUSION NARRATIVE AND INTERACTIVITY
The Forms
THE DATABASE
Data and Algorithm
Database and Narrative
Paradigm and Syntagm
A Database Complex
Greenaway and Vertov
NAVIGABLE SPACE
Computer Space
The Poetics of Navigation
The Navigator and the Explorer
KinoEye and Simulators
EVE and Place
What Is Cinema?
DIGITAL CINEMA AND THE HISTORY OF A MOVING IMAGE
A Brief Archeology of Moving Pictures
From Animation to Cinema
Cinema Redefined
From KinoEye to KinoBrush
THE NEW LANGUAGE OF CINEMA
The Loop as a Narrative Engine
Spatial Montage and Macrocinema
Cinema as an Information Space
Cinema as a Code
INDEX
Copyright

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The Language of New Media - The MIT Press
A stimulating, eclectic account of new media that finds its origins in old media, particularly the cinema
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About the author (2001)

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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