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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.