Moving Pictures, Living Machines

Automation, Animation and Imitation of Life in Cinema and Media
XXVII International Film Studies Conference Proceedings

Moving Pictures, Living Machines

Automation, Animation and Imitation of Life in Cinema and Media

XXVII International Film Studies Conference Proceedings 
 
Edited by Greta Plaitano, Simone Venturini and Paolo Villa.
Mimesis International, 2020
 
"cinema has been a site of exploration and experimentation of automatic images, representations of machines, technological developments, human-machine interactions, new concepts of modern visions and artificial gazes.The contributions presented at the conference and now gathered in this volume navigate the complex questions concerning the interrelationships between automation, representation and “viewing/listening dispositives” from early to late modernity, up to postmodernity. They cover a wide range of problems, issues and periods: from early cinema and animation films of the 1920s and 30s to contemporary mediatic environments, screens, videogames, GIFs and their social, racial and gender implications; from medical images and surgery robots to colour restoration algorithms and automatic archival tools; from classical depictions of automatons to unsettling, haunted and seemingly alive devices and images; up to epistemological reflections on media temporality, machines’ ways of vision and legibility, and the connection of archives with technological and digital innovation".
 
 
Essays by: Yasco Horsman, Marion Charropin, François Amy de la Bretèque, Michele Bertolini, Antonio Somaini, Marie Rebecchi, Francesco Spampinato, Sonia Campanini, Giancarlo Grossi, Ivan Girina, Berenike Jung, Elisa Virgili, Jacopo Bodini, Anna Caterina Dalmasso, David Steinman, Dolores Steinman,Christina Lammer, Barbara Le Maître, Jean-Baptiste Massuet and Gilles Mouëllic,Simon Daniellou, Jean-Baptiste Massuet,Éric Thouvenel, Trond Lundemo, Daniel Bassan Petry, Mats Carlsson, Giuseppe Previtali, Pepita Hesselberth, Janna Houwen, Esther Peeren and Ruby de Vos, Jaka Lombar, Julia Noordegraaf, Sara Tongiani, Sabrina Negri, Alice Plutino & Alessandro Rizzi