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Vertov: Machine Vision and the Posthuman David Tomas

Vertov: Machine Vision and the Posthuman

David Tomas

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ISBN : 9781441163936
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303 pages
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Vertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman begins with a comprehensive and original anthropological analysis of Vertovs film The Man With a Movie Camera. Tomas then explores the films various aspects and contributions to media historyMoreVertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman begins with a comprehensive and original anthropological analysis of Vertovs film The Man With a Movie Camera. Tomas then explores the films various aspects and contributions to media history and practice through detailed discussions of selected case studies. The first concerns the way Snows La R(r)gion Centrale and De La extend and/or develops important theoretical and technical aspects of Vertovs original film, in particular those aspects that have made the film so important in the history of cinema. The linkage between Vertovs film and the works discussed in the case studies will also serve to illustrate the historical and theoretical significance of a comparative approach of this kind, and illustrate the pertinence of adopting a relational approach to the history of media and its contemporary practice, an approach that is not longer focused exclusively on the technical question of the new in contemporary media practices but, in contrast, situates a work and measures its originality in historical, intermedia, and ultimately political terms.