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Introduction to the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of Expanded Cinema
On April 6, 2021, Gene Youngblood has died. I had the honour to edit with Simonetta Fadda the Italian edition of his seminal essay Expanded Cinema in a book series coproduced by Noema. In 2020 he sent me the "Introduction to the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of Expanded Cinema" in order to publish it in Noema. It was a honour for us, as well as it is a honour now to celebrate Gene Youngblood's fundamental work proposing that essay again. Pier Luigi Capucci, Noema President
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.