This book undertakes a thoughtful, two-part study of the "expansion of the senses" provoked by the rise of new moving media images. The book appreciates, through a detailed interrogation of cinema's constitutive "cinaesthetic" experience, the blurring of the sensuous self and the transgression of borders already inscribed in media. It then explores the interplay among new media's moving images and the transformation of our sensuous and mental capacities through techniques of modulation, simulation, prosthetics, networking, and digital cartography, drawing on theories and frameworks from philosophy, sociology, and neurobiology.
About the Author
Bernd Kracke is professor of electronic media at the University of Art and Design Offenbach/Main, Germany, and, since 2006, also its president.
Marc Ries is professor of media theory at the University of Art and Design Offenbach/Main, Germany.