Thinking Digital Cinema
Review of debates regarding digital cinema. Exploration of impact of new media technologies on contemporary cinema cultures. Examines question of medium specificity, cinema ontology, conventions of analog cinema vs. digital cinema, mediation/remediation/media convergence, applications of CGI, interactivity, cinephilia and DVD consumption, and spectatorship. Explores a series of philosophical questions surrounding our understanding and experience of contemporary cinema. Includes one trip to a local museum or gallery to examine digital installation art. One course. 3 graduate units.