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Future Cinema: Digital Narratives (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2012-13)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
Film, video and digital media have converged and continue to open new possibilities for multimedia production. Classical cinematic narrative is transforming into a new culture of drama, gaming and fiction-based forms that merge traditional cinema, experimental literature, television, video, and the Internet. This seminar focuses on a range of contemporary film, video and digital artists who move across analogue and digital media forms to construct experimental narratives and to represent developing discourses of post-human existence and embodied imaginaries produced by media convergence. The course will present a range of contemporary theoretical approaches to frame analogue and digital narratives, including Peter Weibel’s "Future Cinema" and Katherine Hayles "How We Became Post-Human". As well, key theoretical approaches to new multimedia narratives will be presented. The course involves weekly screenings and discussion of readings; assignments include a research paper and analytical essays.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 4B05: Cosmopolis: New Narrative in Contemporary Media or VISC 4B05: Future Cinema: Digital Narratives may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: New Title 2008-09
Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 14, 2012 - 4:22 PM