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Researching Cinema and Media Technologies, their Development, Use and Impact

Edited by Annie van den Oever

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Edited by Annie van den Oever

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413 pages | 31 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089645715 Published August 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Techné/Technology offers a penetrating, close look at the origins of the term techné, which unleashed a revolution in cinema and media studies when it was first introduced and which continues to influence the study of film as the digital revolution rolls along. The contributors investigate the effects of technologies on major film debates and, moreover, how technologies have affected film theory and its key concepts.
Introduction: Researching Cinema and Media Technologies
Annie van den Oever
PART I. Philosophy of Technology: Reassessing Key Questions
The Philosophy of Technology in the Frame of Film Theory: Walter Benjamin's Contribution
Dominique Chateau
Toward an Archaeology of the Cinema/Technology Relation: From Mechanization to "Digital Cinema"
Benoît Turquety
Techne and Poiesis: On Heidegger and Film Theory
Robert Sinnerbrink
Stiegler's Post-Phenomenological Account of Mediated Experience
Patrick Crogan
What Are Media?
Lambert Wiesing
PART II. Cinema and Media Technologies: Hardware, Software, Wetware
The "History of Vision" Debate Revisited
Annemone Ligensa
Will the 3D Revolution Happen? A Brief Perspective on the Long History of Stereoscopy (with Special Thanks to Eisenstein and Bazin)
Ian Christie
Television's Many Technologies: Domesticity, Governmentality, Genealogy
Markus Stauff
Postmodern Hi-fi vs. Post-Cool Lo-fi: An Epistemological War
Laurent Jullier
PART III. Cinema and Media Technologies: A Historical Context
Marey's Gun: Apparatuses of Capture and the Operational Image
Pasi Väliaho
Re-editing as Psychotechnique: Montage and Mediality in Early Soviet Cinema
Malte Hagener
Technophobia and Italian Film Theory in the Interwar Period
Francesco Pitassio
Jean-Luc Godard's HISTOIRE(S) DU CINÉMA: Cogito Ergo Video
Céline Scemama
Performativity/Expressivity: The Mobile Micro Screen and Its Subject
Nanna Verhoeff and Heidi Rae Cooley
PART IV. Discussions: Revisiting the Past
Rethinking the Materiality of Technical Media: Friedrich Kittler, Enfant Terrible with a Rejuvenating Effect on Parental Discipline - A Dialogue
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young and Annie van den Oever
Revisiting Christian Metz's "Apparatus Theory" - A Dialogue
Martin Lefebvre and Annie van den Oever
PART V. Envisioning the Future
The Future History of a Vanishing Medium
André Gaudreault
Experimental Media Archaeology: A Plea for New Directions
Andreas Fickers and Annie van den Oever
General Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index of Names
Index of Film Titles
Index of Subjects
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