By (author) Aylish Wood
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Digital Encounters by Aylish Wood
Book DescriptionDigital Encounters is a cross media study of digital moving images in animation, cinema, games, and installation art. In a world increasingly marked by proliferating technologies, the way we encounter and understand these story-worlds, game spaces and art works reveals aspects of the ways in which we organize and decode the vast amount of visual material we are bombarded with each day. Working with examples from The Incredibles, The Matrix, Tomb Raider: Legend and Bill Viola's Five Angels for the Millennium, Aylish Wood considers how viewers engage with the diverse interfaces of digital effects cinema, digital games and time-based installations, and argues that technologies alter human engagement, distributing our attention across a network of images and objects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415410663
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aylish Wood
Software, Animation and the Moving Image, Hardback (December 2014)
Software, Animation and the Moving Image brings a unique perspective to the study of computer-generated animation by placing interviews undertaken with animators alongside an analysis of the user interface of animation software. Wood develops a novel framework for considering computer-generated images found in visual effects and animations.
Technoscience in Contemporary American Film, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Aylish Wood
This analysis of images of science and technology from popular films of the 1980s and 1990s argues that films as diverse as the science fiction film "Jurassic Park", the melodrama "Lorenzo 's Oil" and the "Gremlin" comic fantasies contribute to popular understandings of science and technology.
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Author Biography - Aylish Wood
Aylish Wood is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Kent. Her current research interests are the impact of digital technologies on the expressive possibilities of different moving image media, including animation, digital cinema, digital games, and the time-based gallery installations.
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