The Malleable Computer

Software and the Study of the Moving Image

Image credit: DIEM project*


Re-thinking of the computer as an instrument with which to think cinema is one of the great possibilities afforded by a digital re-birth of film studies as a discipline. Perhaps the day that Bellour anticipated, in which the filmic text could be approached not only through writing, is closer than we think, and paradoxically, it might be the utter dispossession of the filmic object that enables this possibility.

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