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Cinema, trance and cybernetics

Author: Ute Holl; Daniel Hendrickson
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]. ©2017
Series: Recursions: theories of media, materiality, and cultural techniques.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We've all had the experience of watching a film and feeling like we've been in a trance. This book takes that experience seriously, explaining cinema as a cultural technique of trance, one that unconsciously transforms our perceptions. Ute Holl moves from anthropological and experimental cinema through nineteenth-century psychological laboratories, which she shows developed techniques for testing, measuring, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ute Holl; Daniel Hendrickson
ISBN: 9789089646682 908964668X
OCLC Number: 974986150
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 326 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Cinema --
2. Cybernetics --
3. Knots --
4. To whom it may concern --
1. Discretions --
2. Depersonalizations --
3. Deviations --
4. Compressions --
1. Mental apparatuses --
2. Psycho-motor activity --
3. Psycho-drama --
4. Psycho-technology --
5. Psycho-reflexology --
1. The truth won by means of film --
1. After all: return to receiver. Machine generated contents note: Part I --
1. Cinema --
2. Cybernetics --
3. Knots --
4. To Whom it May Concern --
Part II --
1. Discretions --
2. Depersonalizations --
3. Deviations --
4. Compressions --
Part III --
1. Mental Apparatuses --
2. Psycho-Motor Activity --
3. Psycho-Drama --
4. Psycho-Technology --
5. Psycho-Reflexology --
Part IV --
1. The Truth Won by Means of Film --
Part V --
1. After All: Return to Receiver.
Series Title: Recursions: theories of media, materiality, and cultural techniques.
Other Titles: Kino, Trance und Kybernetik.
Kino, Trance und Kybernetik
Cinema, trance & cybernetics
Responsibility: Ute Holl ; translation: Daniel Hendrickson.

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