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FF:FAVz035 Information Explosion - Informace o předmětu

FAVz035 Information Explosion from Educational Films to Blockbuster Movies

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2012
Rozsah
2/0/0. 5 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučující
Charles Acland (přednášející)
Mgr. Luděk Havel, Ph.D. (pomocník)
Garance
prof. PhDr. Jiří Voráč, Ph.D.
Ústav filmu a audiovizuální kultury - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: doc. Mgr. Lucie Česálková, Ph.D.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Ústav filmu a audiovizuální kultury - Filozofická fakulta
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
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Cíle předmětu
This series of lectures will address the role of ideas about media technology as they appear in, and are advanced by, moving image culture and industries. We will specifically examine how our current digital society has its roots in film and media pedagogy from the mid-20th century. And though many scholars now accept that film is a cross-media entity - whether in terms of technology, industry, or use - we will examine how this intermediality has been a longstanding feature important to the development of what we think of as “the information society.” We will also treat the historiographical and methodological implications of re-valorizing previously neglected pockets of film and media history, and the challenges we now face in the analysis of global film culture.
Lecture 1 (Nov. 5; 12.30-14.05): “Always Already Big Data” This talk introduces the turn to “digital humanities,” traces the origins of some of its foundational claims, and elaborates the implications for film and media studies.
Lecture 2 (Nov. 5; 14.10-15.45): “Edgar Dale and the Information Explosion” This talk treats one of the leading American voices in the audiovisual instruction movement, showing how his ideas grew from the advancement of film appreciation to a concern with global media saturation.
Lecture 3 (Nov. 6; 12.30-14.05): “Delivering Blockbusters” This talk challenges existing narratives about how the term “blockbuster” came to be associated with movies, unearthing its use as a popular description of a WWII military ordinance of the Allied forces.
Lecture 4 (Nov. 6; 14.10-15.45): “Cosmopolitan Artlessness” This talk looks at how American blockbusters of the 1950s established connections with technological innovation, prestige, and internationalism, and in the process set up taste hierarchies that continue to influence contemporary big-budget movies.
Lecture 5 (Nov. 7; 10.50-12.25): “The End of the Quiet Years of James Cameron” This lecture proposes the concept of the “technological tentpole,” in which blockbusters are not only cross-media entities but also vehicles to advance new technological systems. This is discussed with a focus on the recent wave of 3D technologies and on the surprising success of Avatar.
Graduate Seminar (Nov. 7; 12.30-14.05): This seminar will involve a guided discussion of international contemporary film practices, with a special focus on research methods and modes of cross-cultural comparison.
Osnova
  • Introduction.
  • Case studies.
  • More above.
Literatura
  • Charles Acland, 2007, Residual Media, an edited collection, University of Minnesota Press, pp. 416.
  • Charles Acland, 2003, Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes, and Global Culture. Duke U. Press, pp 337.
  • Charles Acland, 2012, Swift Viewing: The Popular Life of Subliminal Influence, Duke University Press, pp. 328.
  • Charles Acland, 2011, Useful Cinema, edited with Haidee Wasson, Duke University Press, pp. 386.
  • Charles Acland, 1995, Youth, Murder, Spectacle: The Cultural Politics of “Youth in Crisis,” Boulder, CO.: Westview Press, pp. 176.
Výukové metody
Lecture with demonstrations and a discussion.
Metody hodnocení
Vstupní test. Povinná účast 100%. Test.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
Výuka probíhá blokově od 5. do 7. listopadu 2012.
Dílčí lekce:
Lecture 1 (Nov. 5; 12.30-14.05): “Always Already Big Data”
Lecture 2 (Nov. 5; 14.10-15.45): “Edgar Dale and the Information Explosion”
Lecture 3 (Nov. 6; 12.30-14.05): “Delivering Blockbusters”
Lecture 4 (Nov. 6; 14.10-15.45): “Cosmopolitan Artlessness”
Lecture 5 (Nov. 7; 10.50-12.25): “The End of the Quiet Years of James Cameron”
Graduate Seminar (Nov. 7; 12.30-14.05)
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Studijní materiály
Poznámka k ukončení předmětu: Full time students: 100% presence at the lectures is required. Distance students: two absences are tolerated.
Předmět je vyučován jednorázově.
Výuka probíhá blokově.
Kurz probíhá v rámci projektu č. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0044 Inovace uměnovědných studijních oborů na Filozofické fakultě MU, který je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním rozpočtem České republiky. Viz. www.phil.muni.cz/music/opvk.

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