Screen Genealogies: From Optical Device to Environmental Medium (MediaMatters) (Paperback)

Screen Genealogies: From Optical Device to Environmental Medium (MediaMatters) By Craig Buckley (Editor), Rüdiger Campe (Editor), Francesco Casetti (Editor) Cover Image
By Craig Buckley (Editor), Rüdiger Campe (Editor), Francesco Casetti (Editor)
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Against the grain of the growing literature on screens, Screen Genealogies argues that the present excess of screens cannot be understood as an expansion and multiplication of the movie screen nor of the video display. Rather, screens continually exceed the optical histories in which they are most commonly inscribed. As contemporary screens become increasingly decomposed into a distributed field of technologically interconnected surfaces and interfaces, we more readily recognize the deeper spatial and environmental interventions that have long been a property of screens. For most of its history, a screen was a filter, a divide, a shelter, or a camouflage. A genealogy stressing transformation and descent rather than origins and roots emphasizes a deeper set of intersecting and competing definitions of the screen, enabling new thinking about what the screen might yet become.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789463729000
ISBN-10: 9463729003
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication Date: November 11th, 2019
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: MediaMatters