Shoot, Rip & Burn: Cinema's Digital Insurgency
San Francisco State University
November 1-2, 2007
Presented by the SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
The rapid development and proliferation of digital media technologies have been alternately heralded as a revolution, a revelation, and a curse. For cinema, the rise of digital culture still seems to raise more questions than answers...
*Is digital cinema an oxymoron? In an age of new media, do "cinematic" practices and theories remain useful?
*How have new digital media changed our conceptions of what cinema is... and what it can be?
*What cinematic possibilities have been opened or foreclosed by digital media?
*To what extent will a digital cinema contravene the politics of traditional cinema?
Regardless of the speculations offered about the future of cinema, it remains clear that new modes of making, distributing, viewing, and reading “films” suggest not only new sets of critical concerns, but new means of addressing those concerns.
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