Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies (Leonardo Book by Janine Marchessault

By Janine Marchessault

Postwar artists and designers have used images, movie, and different media to visualize and checklist the area as a ask yourself of collaborative entanglement -- to translate the area for the area. during this ebook, Janine Marchessault examines a sequence of utopian media occasions that spread out and improved the cosmos, growing ecstatic collective reports for spectators and individuals. Marchessault exhibits that Edward Steichen's 1955 "Family of guy" images exhibition, for instance, and Jacques Cousteau's 1956 underwater movie Le Monde du silence (The Silent World) either gave audience a feeling of the Earth as a shared ecology. The pageant of england (1951) -- specifically its Telekinema (a blend of 3D movie and tv) and its stay structure exhibition -- in addition to Expo 67's cinema experiments and media urban created an understanding of a number of worlds. Toronto's replacement microcinema CineCycle, Agnès Varda's 2000 movie Les Glaneurs et los angeles glaneuse, and Buckminster Fuller's international online game (geoscope), representing ecologies of pictures and assets, inspired planetary pondering. The transspecies conversation platform, the Dolphin Embassy, devised through the Ant Farm structure collaborative, extends this planetary standpoint towards different species; and Finnish artist Erkki Kurenniemi's "Death of the Planet" initiatives a postanthropocentric future.Drawing on assets that diversity from the Scottish city planner Patrick Geddes to the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marchessault argues that every of those media experiments represents an engagement with connectivity and collectivity via media that might support us think a brand new type of worldwide humanism.

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