Technologies of Seeing
Photography, Cinema and Television
By (author) Brian Winston
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Technologies of Seeing by Brian Winston
Book DescriptionThis text examines the complex forces pushing and constraining technological developments in cinema. It contests the view that technological advance is simply the result of scientific progress. Rather, the author argues that social forces control the media technology agenda at every stage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780851706023
(234mm x 153mm x 12mm)
Imprint: BFI Publishing
Publisher: British Film Institute
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Brian Winston
BRIAN WINSTON is the Lincoln Professor of Communications at the University of Lincoln, and has been involved with documentary since 1963. He has an Emmy for documentary scriptwriting; has taught documentary in both the US and the UK; and has long been involved with many international documentary film festivals and the Visible Evidence conference series. Winston first wrote about documentary in 1978. He is the author of a number of books, including Media, Technology and Society: A History, from the Telegraph to the Internet (1998), a volume on "Fires Were Started-" (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, Lies, Damn Lies and Documentaries (2000) and Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West, from Gutenberg to Google (2005).
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