All posts tagged with 'digital'
Susan Yi is a 25 year old female living off the Lorimer stop on the L train. She loves food and television, and occasionally combines both activities for maximum enjoyment. On a side note, she is also interested in exploring the semiotics of television and how convergence culture has influenced television grammar.
Inland Empire and the Digital Language
The ontological and ideological dimensions of cinema and photography have often been bound by the mechanical eye’s ability to ground the human eye “with a series of limits and doubts” (Commolli,110). This has restricted discussions concerning analog versus digital images to their ability to accurately represent the indexical image. It is the objective of this paper to move beyond questions regarding the “truth” in representation and focus on the qualities that separate the digital from the analog through Inland Empire (Lynch, 2006). Inland Empire is David Lynch’s first foray into digital filmmaking and the film articulates many of the arguments and possibilities present in digital representation. Through a close reading of the film, its author, and theories regarding post-modern representation and cyborg theory, I hope to challenge the prevailing arguments surrounding digital versus analog photographic representation and illustrate a new form of digital representation better suited to represent the post-modern man.
Tyler Baber is a student in the Media Studies MA program at the New School. His research focuses on human interaction with/collaboration through digital environments. He also works in Philadelphia in the analog environment of book publishing.
The Ivory Village: Identifying a Digital Path toward Openness and Collaboration in the Academic Community
Academic research in the liberal arts is built upon collaboration and peer review. The Web provides opportunities for connections across physical, social, and institutional boundaries. While academic research and digital, Web-based tools are both built upon shared ideals toward innovation and collaboration, in many cases the ethical and philosophical digital media ideals of openness, shared authorship, and anonymity clash with practices and pressures in the academic community toward publication, credibility, and hierarchy. This paper will explore ways to reconcile the open-community philosophy of the Web with the rigorous standards of academia through digital collaboration tools. It will also explore strengths and shortcomings of existing Web tools ranging from open and proprietary coding languages and design experiences to Wikis, social network sites, and digital classrooms in establishing a digital, open, collaborative academic community.