Fluid screen, Expanded cinema


Fluid screen, Expanded cinema


The Networked Screen: Moving images, materiality, and the aesthetics of size : Haidee Wasson

the dominant metaphors used to discuss the multiplication of screens and the images that fill them have been metaphors of variability, ephemerality, dematerialization, or cross-platform compatibility, wherein screens are reconceptualized as windows that shrink and expand on cue…

이 저자는 1991 Apple’s Quicktime과 IMAX를 비교한다. 그 규모의 미학 차이.

Big screens engage s differently than small one; it employs extreme realism to emulate a full-body immersion.

larger-than-life size, super-natural clarity, immersive aesthetic.

Susan stewart’s research can help us to further understand the specificity of IMAX enormity and Quicktime’s smallness….

QuickTime turns the computer screen into a private, on-demand playback system. p.80.

she argues that the gigantic and miniature involve a distinct kind of experience for any given observer.

Assessing the phenomenological dimensions of an obsercer’s encounter with objects of varying dimensions serves as a fertile site to consider the interplay of meaning, materiality, and scale; changes in size determine a particular and increasingly distorted relation between the conventions of the mark and its meaning…Stewart argues that … both the miniature and gigantic thus present themselves as abstractions of knowable relation between things. IN their smallness or their largeness, they distort or abstract our understanding of any given object and carry with them connotations that further shape their meaning.


The gigantic image invites us into its exeteriority, its gesture outward to the rest of the world. .. its overwhelming invitation. .

relations between meaning, materiality, and size. …

Through dynamics of size, color, shape, and clarity, screen are not blank frames but active forces. Screens, in other words are not autonomous sites but windows connected to complex and abstract systems…


Moreover, examining particular networked screens allows us to avoid the vague assertion that images are everywhere and thus everywhere the same. As screens become both bigger and smaller, and images become more fluid. p.91



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