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The Language of New Media : 20cfb - Lev Manovich

The Language of New Media

20cfb

By: Lev Manovich, Roger F. Malina (Editor), Sean Cubitt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd February 2002
ISBN: 9780262632553
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

Forewordp. x
Prologue: Vertov's Datasetp. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Introductionp. 2
A Personal Chronologyp. 3
Theory of the Presentp. 6
Mapping New Media: Methodp. 8
Mapping New Media: Organizationp. 11
The Terms: Language, Object, Representationp. 12
What Is New Media?p. 18
How Media Became Newp. 21
Principles of New Mediap. 27
What New Media Is Notp. 49
The Interfacep. 62
The Language of Cultural Interfacesp. 69
The Screen and the Userp. 94
The Operationsp. 116
Menus, Filters, Plug-Insp. 123
Compositingp. 136
Teleactionp. 161
The Illusionsp. 176
Synthetic Realism and Its Discontentsp. 184
The Synthetic Image and Its Subjectp. 199
Illusion, Narrative, and Interactivityp. 205
The Formsp. 212
The Databasep. 212
Navigable Spacep. 244
What Is Cinema?p. 286
Digital Cinema and the History of a Moving Imagep. 293
The New Language of Cinemap. 309
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780262632553
ISBN-10: 0262632551
Series: 20cfb
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 22nd February 2002
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.5