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Language of New Media

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ISBN-10: 0262133741

ISBN-13: 9780262133746

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lev Manovich

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In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media's reliance on conventions of old media, such as the rectangular frame and mobile camera, and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space. He also analyzes categories and forms unique to new media, such as interface and database. Manovich uses concepts from film theory, art history, literary theory, and computer science and also develops new theoretical constructs, such as cultural interface, spatial montage, and cinegratography. The theory and history of cinema play a particularly important role in the book. Among other topics, Manovich discusses parallels between the histories of cinema and of new media, digital cinema, screen and montage in cinema and in new media, and historical ties between avant-garde film and new media.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 394
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Foreword
Prologue: Vertov's Dataset
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Personal Chronology
Theory of the Present
Mapping New Media: Method
Mapping New Media: Organization
The Terms: Language, Object, Representation
What Is New Media?
How Media Became New
Principles of New Media
What New Media Is Not
The Interface
The Language of Cultural Interfaces
The Screen and the User
The Operations
Menus, Filters, Plug-Ins
Compositing
Teleaction
The Illusions
Synthetic Realism and Its Discontents
The Synthetic Image and Its Subject
Illusion, Narrative, and Interactivity
The Forms
The Database
Navigable Space
What Is Cinema?
Digital Cinema and the History of a Moving Image
The New Language of Cinema
Index