Tagged as: Youngblood
Expanded Cinema, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was the first serious treatment of video, computers, and holography as cinematic technologies. Long considered the Bible for media artists, Youngblood’s insider account of 1960s counterculture and the birth of cybernetics remains a mainstay reference in today’s hypermediated digital world.
Introduction to the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of Expanded Cinema
Expanded Cinema marked the beginning of the end of medium specificity that would happen decades later in the great digital convergence. [...] The currently embryonic AR Cloud is a three-dimensional, 1:1 mapping of the physical world. In that sense, the real world itself is the operating system. Everything will run off it. Future World Games will be played not on Dymaxion maps but on virtual real-world locations.