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Shivers down Your Spine Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View

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ISBN-10: 0231129882

ISBN-13: 9780231129886

Edition: 2008

Authors: Alison Griffiths

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Description:

Since their inception, museums of science and natural history have mixed education and entertainment to incredible, eye-opening effect. Such modern technologies as touch-screen kiosks, videowalls, 3-D animation, podcasts, and IMAX draw spectators to museums in large numbers, promising a deeper understanding of the natural world through an expansive form of sensual experience. These interactive modes of exhibition send "shivers" down our spines, reflecting the distinct cognitive and visceral mapping skills we bring to spectacular architecture and illusionistic media. Focusing on several historical case studies, Alison Griffiths explores the uncanny and unforgettable impact of the panorama,…    
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 9.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction
From Cathedral to IMAX Screen: Case Studies in Immersive Spectatorship
Immersive Viewing and the "Revered Gaze"
Spectacle and Immersion in the Nineteenth-Century Panorama
Expanded Vision IMAX Style: Traveling as Far as the Eye Can See
"A Moving Picture of the Heavens": Immersion in the Planetarium Space Show
Museums and Screen Culture: Immersion and Interactivity Over Centuries
Back to the (Interactive) Future: The Legacy of the Nineteenth-Century Science Museum
From Daguerreotype to IMAX Screen: Multimedia and IMAX at the Smithsonian Institution
Film and Interactive Media in the Museum Gallery: From "Roto-Radio" to Immersive Video
Conclusion
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index