The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft [Anne Friedberg] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Honorable Mention, Katherine. Explorations in Film Theory, Close Up: Cinema And. Modernism, Cinema and Technology, The Emergence of Cinematic Time. The Virtual Window: From Alberti. In The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft (, MIT Press), (the late) Anne Friedberg traces the history of the relationship between the.

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In The Virtual Window: She draws analogies between the figure of the framed window and the metaphysical framing of experience to provide an historical exegesis detailing the developments of primarily Western spectatorial experience in relation to how our perceptions of the world are structured. From here she examines the window in three separate, but sometimes converging, registers: Friedberg provides sub-chapters with the perspectives of other thinkers between her main chapters, resulting in a historical foreshortening of the past through a contemporary lens.

Virtual Latin, virtusfor strength or power of, relating to, or possessing a power of acting amne the agency of matter; being functionally or effectively but not formally of friedberrg kind her emphasis.


The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft

In this true sense of the term, all images that are mimetic e. In her chapter on The FrameFriedberg points out that pictures and paintings were not always framed, and until between the 13 th —15 th century were predominantly site-specific and painted into the wall as frescoes. Although frames enabled the picture to be separated from the wall, they required the viewer to be immobilized in relation to the frame.

This is true as well for moving pictures e. For example, in a cinema theater, material space meets virtual space at the edge of the screen, providing another paradoxical tension between the materiality and immateriality of spectatorial experience.

Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, Hiroshi Sugimoto takes long exposures of movie theaters, rendering all the light reflecting off the virtuql over time as an unbroken white light, while any movement of the audience renders them invisible.

Wells novel, The Shape of Things to Come. All of these examples serve to illustrate and provide further bases for her two main paradoxical tensions: Cubism, as a break from Renaissance perspective, introduced the fractured, single viewpoint, where multiple objects hte simultaneously and adjacently on the same spatial plane, and sequence yields to simultaneity.


All of this is demonstrated in our contemporary lives on a daily basis.

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The screen in its current form is no longer a light-reflecting material requiring depth in space — instead it is a light-emitting znne getting flatter and thinner with each development. In the case of video-conferencing, for example, the virtual mediation of the screen is directly more or less linking distinct but real time, space and sound. For further information, visit the companion web-site to the book: The Virtual Window Interactive.

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