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Screen Culture – Week 12

Screen Culture – Week 12

I certainly haven’t saved the best of 2009 for last. Screen Culture didn’t deliver me marks as high as my other subjects, but I’m not really sure why. I’m not a fan of complaining about lecturers/tutors through a one-way forum like my blog, but the…

Screen Culture – Week 08

Screen Culture – Week 08

Process Our presentation topic for Screen Culture was ‘Immersion’. In short, immersion seems to be the Holy Grail for many artists and in particular, those working within interaction. I have vague memories of Virtual Reality machines being toured around my local area when I was…

Screen Culture – Week 07

Screen Culture – Week 07

Research As with all my subjects this semester, ‘Week 07’ is really a week of our mid-semester break. Yes, they decided to call it ‘Research Week’, where we’re able to come in and arrange meetings with our tutors/lecturers, but as anyone who’s ever been to…

Screen Culture – Week 06

Screen Culture – Week 06

Research Bit of a strategic sickie this week for Screen Culture. So unfortunately I missed watching excerpts of the brilliant Dr. Strangelove, as part of the topic of ‘Military History of the Computer Screen’. So instead of doing any of these readings, I took a…

Screen Culture – Week 04

Screen Culture – Week 04

Classwork Digital Cinema was the focus for Screen Culture this week. Obviously, the term itself immediately connects with an image of contemporary cinema: theatres showing Hollywood-style, narrative film. However, as we stepped warily down the path of Lev Manovich‘s The Language of New Media, it…

Screen Culture – Week 02

Screen Culture – Week 02

Classwork It was interesting this week to hear the responses to McLuhan’s theories. After some clarification in the lecture, we entered a tutorial-wide discussion surrounding what was mostly a question of “do you agree that the medium is the message?” Of course, this is one…

Screen Culture – Week 01

Screen Culture – Week 01

Classwork I was encouraged by the broad scope of the introductory lecture and tutorial for Screen Culture this week. It will be the first – and only – strictly theory subject I’ve taken this year and probably a nice break from the weight of project…

Digital Theory & Aesthetics – Week 01

Digital Theory & Aesthetics – Week 01

Class Following on from what we did in Screen Culture last session, Digital Theory & Aesthetics takes a more focused look at some of the theory involved with creative practice in the digital arts. Being one of those ‘course outline walkthrough’ classes, we did little…

Digital Video 2 – Week 06

Digital Video 2 – Week 06

Classwork We went through the basics of keying (or matting) in both the lecture and tutorial this week. Programs like After Effects have really made this process much easier than it used to be. It doesn’t take much digging through older music videos to see…