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Inventing Cinema

Author: Benoit Turquety

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With machines mediating most of our cultural practices, and innovations, obsolescence and revivals constantly transforming our relation with images and sounds, media feel more unstable than ever. But was there ever a ‘stable’ moment in media history? Inventing Cinema proposes to approach this question through an archaeology and epistemology of media machines. The archaeology analyses them as archives of users’ gestures, as well as of modes of perception. The epistemology reconstructs the problems that the machines’ designers and users have strived to solve, and the network of concepts they have elaborated to understand these problems. Drawing on the philosophy of technology and anthropology, Inventing Cinema argues that networks of gestures, problems, perception and concepts are inscribed in vision machines, from the camera obscura to the stereoscope, the Cinematographe, and digital cinema. The invention of cinema is ultimately seen as an ongoing process irreducible to a single moment in history. show more

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Weight 562 g
Author

Benoit Turquety

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

9463724621

Dimensions

162 x 272 x 17

Language

English

Country of Pub

Netherlands

Book Condition

New

Notes

52 Illustrations, black and white

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