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Share your Life in Film: Letterboxd Lists

Share your Life in Film: Letterboxd Lists

When talking about social media platforms, names such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are often those that come to mind first. Besides these large and well known platforms however, people can connect with like-minded souls through niche platforms such...
Cinemetrics: Creative Ways to Measure and Visualize Movie Data

Cinemetrics: Creative Ways to Measure and Visualize Movie Data

Visualizations with meta data from movies is nothing new, however those mostly depict available data sets about movies’ budgets, box office and their awards. Only recently designers and film historians with the help of media visualization techniques and tools...

Dagan Cohen and Upload Cinema. Taking YouTube to the Big Screen

cinema.net/" target="_blank">Upload Cinema is a monthly video spree that quite literally takes the most valuable YouTube gems to the big screen. That is, the not-so-big one of the Uitkijk, the smallest and coziest movie theater in...
Excerpts of audiovisual astronomy

Excerpts of audiovisual astronomy

In the first systematic study about movie stardom and its heavy influence on early mass culture, Edgar Morin (1957) argues that during the golden studio-age Hollywood was able to dramatically change the ritual function of the mythical universe: by...
Moving Movie Industry Conference

Moving Movie Industry Conference

Introduction Friday October 31 the –free- Moving Movie Industry Conference organized by the Stifo@Sandberg took place at the theater in the Public Library in Amsterdam. It was a full days program with different speakers around the theme of how...
Superpowerpointcinema

Superpowerpointcinema

Conference SuperPowerPointCinema a project by Re;visie, All Media ism. Het Nederlands Film Festival keynote speakers Bruce Sterling (science fiction writer, blogger) Eboman (DJ, kunstenaar) Anne Helmond (Docent UvA & Blogger) Moderator: Koert van Mensvoort Koert van Mensvoort gives the...
Notes on Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema

Notes on Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema

This is a summary of Virilio's book, War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception. I read this for a class on German Media Theory - alongside Elias Canetti's Crowds and Power, Klaus Theweleit's Male...

The Diorama Revisited: Erkki Huhtamo at Sonic Acts

Erkki Huhtamo’s recent work deals with media archeology, an emerging approach he, according to his website, ‘has pioneered (together with others, like Siegfried Zielinski) since the early 1990’s’. At this edition of Sonic Acts, Huhtamo, together with the audience,...
Remixing Cinema Discussion Streams: Sean Cubitt and Lev Manovich

Remixing Cinema Discussion Streams: Sean Cubitt and Lev Manovich

For the Danube Telelecture series, Sean Cubitt ( “Immersion, Connectivity, Conviviality”) and Lev Manovich (“After Effects, or Invisible Revolution”) gave lectures and discussed the topic of Remixing Cinema: The Future and Past of the Moving Image. Cinema as a...

Video Vortex: Dan Oki, ‘Cinema as Research Database’

The final speaker for the session Cinema and Narrativity was visual artist Dan Oki. In contrast to Jan Simons and Thomas Elsaesser, who drew on 'old media' to analyze the Web, Oki's talk focused on how the database...

Video Vortex: Online Video Aesthetics

To much disliking of my parents, as a kid I frequently would watch low budget television programs based on audience generated video fragments and unscripted pranks. These programs included the popular America’s Funniest Home Videos and candid camera shows...