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Shivers down your spine : cinema, museums, and the immersive view

Author: Alison Griffiths
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013. ©2008
Series: Film and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Through a series of detailed historical case studies, Alison Griffiths explores the uncanny and unforgettable visceral power of the medieval cathedral, the panorama, the planetarium, the IMAX theater, and the science museum. Examining these structures as exemplary spaces of immersion and interactivity, Griffiths reveals the sometimes surprising: antecedents of modern media forms, suggesting the spectator's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Griffiths
ISBN: 9780231129886 0231129882 9780231129893 0231129890
OCLC Number: 900796362
Notes: Publié à l'origine en 2008.
Http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0817/2008018701.html.
Description: xv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm.
Contents: 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 --
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.
Series Title: Film and culture
Responsibility: Alison Griffiths.

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Since their inception, museums of science and natural history have mixed education and entertainment to incredible, eye-opening effect. Focusing on several historical case studies, this work explores  Read more...

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