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Cinema, Trance and Cybernetics

Holl, Ute. (2017) Cinema, Trance and Cybernetics. Recursions. Amsterdam.

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Abstract

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 classifying the mind that can be seen as a prehistory of cinema, one that allows us to see the links among cinema, anthropology, psychology, and cybernetics.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement K√ľnste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Medienwissenschaft > Medienwissenschaft (Holl)
UniBasel Contributors:Holl, Ute
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
ISBN:978-9-08964-668-2
Number of Pages:352
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book
Last Modified:05 Sep 2018 15:00
Deposited On:05 Sep 2018 15:00

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