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Renate Brosch (Ed.)
Moving Images - Mobile Viewers: 20th Century Visuality
Reihe: Kultur und Technik. Schriftenreihe des Internationalen Zentrums für Kultur- und Technikforschung der Universität Stuttgart
Bd. 20, 2011, 256 S., 24.90 EUR, 24.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-11164-7
Vision and movement seem to have shifted centre stage in modes of experience in the last century: as a result of their joint effect slow contemplative gazes at static images seem to be increasingly displaced by distracted, "vernacular" ways of seeing. Looking out of the window of a speeding car, receiving photographs of planet earth from outer space, watching the flickering images of the TV screen, scrolling through a text, zooming in on a location in Google Earth, or sending images via mobile phones or webcams - all these are unique visual experiences that were impossible before various inventions in the 20 th century originated completely new kinds of movement.
The double meaning of "moving images" is meant to signal the specificality of motion to these imagi(ni)ngs and at the same time to express the emotional power of those visual images which are able to transcend the constant stream of images in contemporary perception.
With contributions by Renate Brosch, Winfried Fluck, Laura Bieger, Wolf-Dieter Ernst, Christof Decker, Martin Klepper, Elfi Bettinger, Julika Griem, Hans Ulrich Seeber, Nicola Glaubitz, Ronja Tripp, Guido Isekenmeier, Nina Jürgens, Wolfgang Hallet.