Time Based Composing class 12

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TBC week 12

  • Screen and discuss remaining examples of text/image relationships
  • The machine is us/ing us [[1]]

We’ll need to rethink a few things: Copyright, authorship, identity, Ethics, aesthetics, rhetorics, governance, privacy, commerce, love, family, ourselves

Text is linear (handwritten)

Digital text is different

It can link

Html – formatting – with each new kind of formatting, you have to do less to achieve more

Form and content became inseparable in html

XML separates form and content – so non expert users can upload content

Who will organize this data

We are the web

We teach the machine

  • What are the formal elements of the work?

writing on skin:

  • aidswalk: [[2]]
  • body painting: [[3]]

Pillowbook excerpt

  • 9:35 – 17:53

Storytelling in segments:

  • Scott McCloud [[4]]

Using handwritten text:

  • Sadie Benning [[5]]

Alternative narrative: Quark Star

  • Text – using it in its natural habitat
  • Resolution – does it matter? What does it say?
  • How stories are constructed – by the viewer

In class exercise

Find an image

Choose a word or phrase

Create a text animation that works – corresponds to the character of both text and image


40's music [[6]]

60's music [[7]]

80's music [[8]]

German Expressionism [[9]] [[10]] [[11]]

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, (1919)

Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau,(1922) [[12]] VIDEO. 791.43 N897DVD255

Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 1927 [[13]] [[14]] VIDEO. 791.43 M594DVD576

Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton, 1990 VIDEO. 791.437 E25 DVD2659

Sin City (trailer) [[15]]

The brothers Quay – dream sequence from Frida [[16]]

  • What do they have in common thematically?
  • How are they similar visually?
  • How does form relate to content?