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The Resource Cinematic perspectives on digital culture : consorting with the machine, Norman Taylor, (electronic book)

Cinematic perspectives on digital culture : consorting with the machine, Norman Taylor, (electronic book)

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Cinematic perspectives on digital culture : consorting with the machine
Title
Cinematic perspectives on digital culture
Title remainder
consorting with the machine
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Norman Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
Exploring research into mobile phone use as props to subjective identity, Norman Taylor employs concepts from Michelle Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and actor network theory to discuss the affect of mechanisms of make-believe, from celebrity culture to avatar-obsessed game players, and digital culture.
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Taylor, Norman
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Deleuze, Gilles
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Actor-network theory
  • Motion pictures
  • Digital electronics
  • Identity (Psychology)
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By 1920 one of the most recognised faces on the planet belonged to Charlie Chaplin, confirming the influence of a powerful new medium. Today's film fans turn to Facebook and Twitter to follow their heroes. While the ubiquitous smart phone enmeshes consumers in nets of connectivity, interactivity requires that actors are also ensnared: thirty-two cameras simultaneously scrutinizing the face of the actor enables performance to blend with game logic. However, this book denies that new technology constitutes a hiatus. Instead the author argues that interaction with smart phones and tablet computers is part of a complex, historic continuum. The moving image represents a leap forward, proving that technology extends into (and out of) the mind as well as the body. Exploring research into mobile phone use as props to subjective identity, and employing concepts from Michelle Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and actor network theory, the author employs Sunset Boulevard (1950) as a key text. Discussing the affect of mechanisms of make-believe and celebrity that extend from an early victim of emerging celebrity culture (in 1915), to the avatar-obsessed game player of digital culture, this book makes visible previously ignored relations with machinic assemblages of desire
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Cinematic perspectives on digital culture : consorting with the machine, Norman Taylor, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-235) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements Contents Foreword Introduction PART I: APPROACHES TO DIGITAL CULTURE A Conceptual History Mobile Affect Affective Networks PART II: CINEMATIC PERSPECTIVES Classical Hollywood's Mature Technology Stars and Avatars Film and Hybridity PART III: CONSORTING WITH THE MACHINE Machines of Celebrity Machines of Legal Subjectivity Machines of the Networked Assemblage Machines to Consort With Notes Bibliography Index
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9781137284624
Extent
xiv, 242 p.
Form of item
electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137284617
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ill.
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
Cinematic perspectives on digital culture : consorting with the machine, Norman Taylor, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-235) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements Contents Foreword Introduction PART I: APPROACHES TO DIGITAL CULTURE A Conceptual History Mobile Affect Affective Networks PART II: CINEMATIC PERSPECTIVES Classical Hollywood's Mature Technology Stars and Avatars Film and Hybridity PART III: CONSORTING WITH THE MACHINE Machines of Celebrity Machines of Legal Subjectivity Machines of the Networked Assemblage Machines to Consort With Notes Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137284624
Extent
xiv, 242 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137284617
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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