Explore “Navigating the Virtual” One of the central aspects to this paper is understanding and attempting to offer a solution to the “paradox of fiction.” The paradox, which questions how we can be moved emotionally by works of fiction, has been addressed with varying degrees of success and it is my hope that by approaching … More Navigating the Virtual: Affect, Epistemology, and the Paradox of Fiction
Here’s a brief excerpt from my theory response paper in which I analyzed Agnes Varda’s Le Bonheur in relation to Metz’s “Some Points in the Semiotics of Cinema” and Eisenstein’s “The Dramaturgy of Film Form.” This is paragraph 7 (basically right in the middle of the paper). Paragraph 7 serves as the beginning of a close … More The Language of Film: Metz and Eisenstein Examined
Well, it happened. I got fed up with the limitations of Google Cardboard and bought a slightly higher end VR viewing contraption. Before discussing exactly what VR device I’m playing around with now, I want to point out what, to me, was a very significant problem with Google Cardboard and why I made the relatively … More VR Fun
I’m beginning to believe that I am the most pessimistic person on the interwebs…. What should have been a fairly straightforward assignment (posting an example of “self-authorship” on social media) has turned into an impossible task. Is this partially due to my limited knowledge of social media? Yes. Is this also due to my limited … More Self-Authorship and Social Media
The D16 Digital Bolex. Very functional digital camera transplanted into the body of the much loved D16 16mm Bolex. What began as a “fan” project (for lack of a better term), was ultimately Kickstarted into mass production and is currently selling for approximately $3K-$5K depending on the configuration.
Jorge Furtado’s 1989 short film Ilha das Flores (Isle of Flowers) is, in its simplest reading, a brief history of a single tomato. Such a simplistic reading is of course next to impossible based on the myriad narrative and visual digressions that slowly unveil a much larger history at the center of the film. It … More Ilha das Flores (Isle of Flowers)