Visualizing Cultures in the Age of Digital Media

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"Visualizing Cultures In The Age Of Digital Media" is a hypertextual interactive work designed for DVD, that explores the ways media shape our understanding of cultural places and events. The work incorporates original material on West African performances and events recorded in Ghana as well as clips from a number of early and exemplary documentaries. The project includes an analysis of theories of montage, tropes, visual cognition, and cultural practices within the context of hypermedia and the new technology, bridging the fields of visual studies, cultural studies, media studies, art history, visual anthropology and communication. It suggests new tools and methods of representation available to students, scholars and filmmakers and raises questions about the relationship of language to text and theory to practice in the arts of digital representation.

(Source: DAC 1999 Author's abstract)

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Scott Rettberg