Courses / Graduate

Fall 2014

  • Archaeologies of the Projected Image

    Film 240 Section 002 | CCN: 31858

    Mary Ann Doane

    4 Units

    Analysis of the history and theory of projected images from the magic lantern to IMAX. We will examine theories of scale, architecture, and perspective in order to consider the changing size of moving images, from the flip book to the cinema screen to the cell phone. We will also consider theories of mass culture, aesthetic technologies, the sublime, public art and the emerging field of media archaeology. What are the aesthetic, technological, cultural and psychoanalytic implications of the practice of projecting images? Readings in Jonathan Crary, Siegfried Kracauer, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre, Jean-François Lyotard, Friedrich Kittler, Laurent Mannoni, Erkki Huhtamo, and others.