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Description - New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative by Martin Rieser

The advent of new media presents a serious challenge to our understanding of visual representation, of narrative and indeed the whole art of the moving image. New media forms are emerging in hypertext, multimedia, computer games, interactive broadcast and screen media. These are constantly redefining the relationship between story and text and between the creators of art and their audiences who are increasingly becoming the co-producers of meaning in a variety of media. This text presents the work of cultural theorists and philosophers of new media, together with the perspectives of artists experimenting with different interactive models critically examining their own practice. The book proposes the use of new critical tools for discussing new media forms, analyzing how the new stories of these media relate to issues of gender, race and identity, and exploring the different methods of artistic platforms like the Internet, media installation, CD-ROM or expanded cinema. The accompanying DVD-ROM provides a sampler of interactive work and videos by which to explore the experimental territory where the cinematic and digital arts converge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780851708645
ISBN-10: 0851708641
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: BFI Publishing
Publisher: British Film Institute
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Rieser

Martin Rieser is an electronic artist, and writer, currently Senior Lecturer in New Media at the University of Bath Spa and has curated and exhibited internationally in this field since 1981. Andrea Zapp is a freelance lecturer, writer and electronic artist based in Manchester with a particular interest in the transformation of traditional media into digital networked environments