publication . Other literature type . Conference object . 2015

Icons and Emoticons: Screen Wars

Lance Duerfahrd;
Open Access
  • Published: 24 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The cinema is being upstaged by a device paradoxically meant (in part) to transmit it: the iPhone. How do films change, how is their impact altered, when viewed on these devices? What aspects of the movie screen (and subsequently our movie experience) are lost or threatened when they are displaced by this new technological format? This is not an abstract war: it is going on (in the dark) every time we attend a screening. My paper will explore what is at stake in our decision to illuminate our faces with a light other than the one shining from the movie screen and investigate what part of us (our brains, our souls) that is implicated in using the phone (our "cont...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: GeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUSComputingMilieux_MISCELLANEOUS
free text keywords: cinema, movie, mobile device, technology, advertising, Internet privacy, business.industry, business, Movie theater, Computer science
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