The Language of New Media

The Language of New Media

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by Lev Manovich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262632551

ISBN-13: 9780262632553

Pub. Date: 03/07/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262632553
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/07/2002
Series:
Leonardo Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
673,889
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Prologue: Vertov's Dataset
Acknowledgments
Introduction2
1What Is New Media?18
How Media Became New21
Principles of New Media27
What New Media Is Not49
2The Interface62
The Language of Cultural Interfaces69
The Screen and the User94
3The Operations116
Menus, Filters, Plug-Ins123
Compositing136
From Image Streams to Modular Media136
The Resistance to Montage141
Archeology of Compositing: Cinema145
Archeology of Compositing: Video149
Digital Compositing152
Compositing and New Types of Montage155
Teleaction161
Representation Versus Communication161
Telepresence: Illusion Versus Action164
Image-Instruments167
Telecommunication168
Distance and Aura170
4The Illusions176
Synthetic Realism and Its Discontents184
Technology and Style in Cinema185
Technology and Style in Computer Animation188
The Icons of Mimesis195
The Synthetic Image and Its Subject199
Illusion, Narrative, and Interactivity205
5The Forms212
The Database218
Navigable Space244
6What Is Cinema?286
Digital Cinema and the History of a Moving Image293
The New Language of Cinema309
Index335

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