Intro to Cinema and New Media

N. Baumbach

This class will provide an advanced introduction to theories of media, technology and culture as they relate to the study of cinema, focusing in particular on cinema in the age of “new media” or computer technologies.  Film studies has tended to take the projected live-action narrative feature film as its object, but increasingly new forms of technology are transforming the way we perceive and interact with moving images.  The class will survey the central concepts and major theoretical debates associated with cinema in relation to new media, putting these debates in the context of film’s relation to other now older media such as photography, television and home video.