The Virtual Life of Film

The Virtual Life of Film


In the fourth in a series of lectures spotlighting recipients of Academy Film Scholar grants, D.N. Rodowick, professor of visual and environmental studies and director of graduate studies for film and visual studies, Harvard University, presented highlights from his book The Virtual Life of Film.

As every aspect of making and viewing movies is being replaced by digital technologies, The Virtual Life of Film examines what the disappearance of celluloid film stock and the emergence of new media will mean for cinema and cinema studies. Rodowick discussed the fate of film, its role in the aesthetics and culture of moviemaking and viewing in the 21st century, and how digital technologies are preparing the emergence of a new audiovisual culture whose broad outlines we are only just beginning to distinguish.

Established in 1999, the Academy Film Scholars program is designed to stimulate and support the creation of new and significant works of film scholarship about aesthetic, cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures.

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Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater
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