Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film

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Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel
University of Sydney Library, Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service, 2003 - Art - 635 pages
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Throughout the history of cinema, a radical avant-garde has existed on the fringes of the film industry. A great deal of research has focused on the pre- and early history of cinema, but there has been little speculation about a future cinema incorporating new electronic media. Electronic media have not only fundamentally transformed cinema but have altered its role as a witness to reality by rendering "realities" not necessarily linked to documentation, by engineering environments that incorporate audiences as participants, and by creating event-worlds that mix realities and narratives in forms not possible in traditional cinema. This hybrid cinema melds montage, traditional cinema, experimental literature, television, video, and the net. The new cinematic forms suggest that traditional cinema no longer has the capacity to represent events that are themselves complex configurations of experience, interpretation, and interaction.

This book, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the ZKM Institute for Visual Media, explores the history and significance of pre-cinema and of early experimental cinema, as well as the development of the unique theaters in which "immersion" evolved. Drawing on a broad range of scholarship, it examines the shift from monolithic Hollywood spectacles to works probing the possibilities of interactive, performative, and net-based cinemas. The post-cinematic condition, the book shows, has long roots in artistic practice and influences every channel of communication.

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Jeffrey and Courtney Shaw have a combined experience of more than 20 years in ministry, healthcare and the fitness industry. They are both ministers out of Faith and Power Worship Center, located in the Central Florida area where they have preached, taught youth, and led in countless ministry programs. They have been married for 8 years and are the proud parents of a son, Kingston Reigns. They are a dynamic force in the Kingdom and have a passion to deliver the message of total freedom in Christ. They are the founders of FIT 2-B FREE Ministries and the FIT 2-B FREE Movement . They are both entrepreneurs and have developed and led multiple business and volunteer organizations. They are partners in marriage, business, and ministry; and have traveled all over the world to learn and impart the message of freedom in the Kingdom of God. The FIT 2-B FREE Movement was birthed out of a passion to see the body of Christ and world be released from their bondage and enjoy their liberty during their Christian walk.

Peter Weibel is Director of ZKM - Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, and coeditor of other ZKM books, including "Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy" (MIT Press).

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