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Powers of Affect: The Neuro-Image in Digital Screen Culture

Wanneer:do 30-01-2014 18:00 - 20:00
Waar:Faculty of Arts, Harmony building, Marie Lokezaal

Lecture by Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam). Respondent: Barend van Heusden.
This is the first episode of the lecture series Thinking Cinema

Cinema in the digital age has become a brain cinema. In today’s cinema we move through character’s brain worlds rather than following their actions or looking through their eyes. In films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004), Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010), and Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2010) we see characters hooked up to a kind of brain scanning machine to mark the entering of brain worlds. However, also when it is not so literally emphasized...(read further)...