The Language of New Media

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Overview

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: 3/7/2002
  • Series: Leonardo Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 823,547
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lev Manovich is Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego. His bookThe Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001) has been hailed as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan."

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Prologue: Vertov's Dataset
Acknowledgments
Introduction 2
1 What Is New Media? 18
How Media Became New 21
Principles of New Media 27
What New Media Is Not 49
2 The Interface 62
The Language of Cultural Interfaces 69
The Screen and the User 94
3 The Operations 116
Menus, Filters, Plug-Ins 123
Compositing 136
From Image Streams to Modular Media 136
The Resistance to Montage 141
Archeology of Compositing: Cinema 145
Archeology of Compositing: Video 149
Digital Compositing 152
Compositing and New Types of Montage 155
Teleaction 161
Representation Versus Communication 161
Telepresence: Illusion Versus Action 164
Image-Instruments 167
Telecommunication 168
Distance and Aura 170
4 The Illusions 176
Synthetic Realism and Its Discontents 184
Technology and Style in Cinema 185
Technology and Style in Computer Animation 188
The Icons of Mimesis 195
The Synthetic Image and Its Subject 199
Illusion, Narrative, and Interactivity 205
5 The Forms 212
The Database 218
Navigable Space 244
6 What Is Cinema? 286
Digital Cinema and the History of a Moving Image 293
The New Language of Cinema 309
Index 335
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