New screen media : cinema/art/narrative
The advent of new media presents a serious challenge to our understanding of visual representation, of narrative and indeed the whole art of the moving image. New media forms are emerging in hypertext, multimedia, computer games, interactive broadcast and screen media. These are constantly redefining the relationship between story and text and between the creators of art and their audiences who are increasingly becoming the co-producers of meaning in a variety of media. This text presents the work of cultural theorists and philosophers of new media, together with the perspectives of artists experimenting with different interactive models critically examining their own practice. The book proposes the use of new critical tools for discussing new media forms, analyzing how the new stories of these media relate to issues of gender, race and identity, and exploring the different methods of artistic platforms like the Internet, media installation, CD-ROM or expanded cinema. The accompanying DVD-ROM provides a sampler of interactive work and videos by which to explore the experimental territory where the cinematic and digital arts converge.
List of figures List of contributors Acknowledgements Preface By Timothy Druckrey Foreword An Age of Narrative Chaos? Structural Overview: Cinema, Art and the Reinvention of Narrative PART 1 ORIENTATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORY Definitions Sean Cubitt Spreadsheets, Sitemaps and Search Engines: Why Narrative is Marginal to Multimedia and Networked Communication, and Why Marginality is More Vital than Universality Paul Willemen Reflections on Digital Imagery: Of Mice and Men Origins Soke Dinkla The Art of Narrative--Towards the Floating Work of Art Peter Weibel Narrated Theory: Multiple Projection and Multiple Narration (Past and Future) Annika Blunck Towards Meaningful Spaces Lev Manovich Computerisation and Film LanguageConvergence Andrea Zapp net.drama:// myth/mimesis/mind_mapping/ Alex Butterworth and John Wyver Interactive or Inhabited TV:Broadcasting for the 21st Century Chris Hales New ParadigmsNew Movies Interactive Film and New Narrative Interfaces Beyond Narrative? Ken Feingold The Interactive Art Gambit Jon Dovey Notes Toward a Hypertextual Narrative Theory Martin Rieser The Poetics of Interactivity: The Uncertainty Principle Eku Wand Interactive Storytelling: The Renaissance of Narration Grahame Weinbren Mastery (Sonic C'est Moi) PART 2 EXPLORATIONS: A NEW PRACTICE Restructuring Time Jill Scott Crossing and Collapsing Time: Re-constructing (Her) Historical and Ideological Film Narratives on a Transformed Stage Toni Dove The Space Between: Telepresence, Re-animation and the Re-casting of the Invisible Redefining Space George Legrady Intersecting the Virtual and the Real: Space in Interactive Media Installations Malcolm Le Grice Dream Time and Digital Media: Computers, Cinema and the Transformation of Authorship Bill Seaman Recombinant Poetics: Emergent Explorations of Digital Video in VirtualSpace Beyond the Screen Luc Courchesne The Construction of Experience: Turning Spectators into Visitors Jeffrey Shaw Movies after Film: The Digitally Expanded Cinema Merel Mirage Emotions Encoded The Personalised Interface Zoe Beloff An Erzatz of Life: The Dream Life of Technology Michael Buckley The Good Cook: A Vertical Axis versus a Horizontal Axis in Interactive Narrative Construction Graham Harwood Mongrel's National Heritage: Reporting the Experience