Gunning comes to PCMS

This upcoming Thursday, at 6:30 PM in Gladfelter Hall 914, Tom Gunning is giving a talk for the Philadelphia Cinema and Media Studies seminar. His topic is "What's the Point of an Index? Or, Faking Photographs" From the abstract, he notes,
The practice of "faking" photographs has a long history and I will question what it is that the digital process adds to this tradition. However, I will also question the use of the term index as a way of describing the effect of photographs generally, especially the widely accepted use of this concept as an adequate way of explaining André Bazin's theory of realism.

Noel Carroll will serve as respondent. Full details at the PCMS website.


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