Executable movies: on the existence and propriety of networked images

  • Gabriel Menotti Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Comunicação Social. Vitória-ES
Keywords: Technical image, software studies, cinema, materiality, medium specificity

Abstract

This paper explores the existence and propriety of moving images within computer networks. It means to show that computer-based images are executable, standing for running software systems as much as the applications that are used to play, edit, copy and transmit them. Thus, in computation, movie and apparatus become completely mingled together, developing a complex materiality. Analysing how computers enact and distribute moving images, I end up evoking the concept of code as a parameter that sets conditions for medial property. According to this parameter, different media might retain their specific identities even if they become equivalent surface effects of the same socio-technical system.

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Author Biography

Gabriel Menotti, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Comunicação Social. Vitória-ES
Crítico e curador independente. Possui um doutorado em Media and Communications pelo Goldsmiths College, University of London (2011) e outro em Comunicação e Semiótica pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2012). Já trabalhou como visiting lecturer na Middlesex University e no Goldsmiths College. Atualmente é professor Adjunto do Departamento de Comunicação Social da UFES.
Published
2015-06-23
How to Cite
Menotti, G. (2015). Executable movies: on the existence and propriety of networked images. MATRIZes, 9(1), 243-263. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v9i1p243-263
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