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_Anne Uebersfeld____Ključni termini pozorišne analize

[CENPI_2001]

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_Ellen Ullman____Close to the Machine : Technophilia and Its Discontents

[City Lights Publishers_1997]

If there is such a thing as a typical computer programmer, health Ellen Ullman is not it. She’s female, remedy a former communist, bisexual, old enough to be a twentysomething’s mom, and not a nerd. She runs her own computer-consulting business in San Francisco and in Close to the Machine explores a world in which “the real world and its uses no longer matter.” This memoir examines the relationship between human and machine, between material and cyberworlds and reminds us that the body and soul exist before and after any machine. The wit Ullman brings to her National Public Radio commentaries shines through in the prose.
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_Paulo Cherchi Usai/Paolo Cherchi Usai/Foreward by Martin Scorsese____The Death of Cinema: History, Cultural Memory, and the Digital Dark Age

[British Film Institute_2001]

It is estimated that about one and a half billion hours of moving images were produced in 1999, twice as many as a decade before. If that rate of growth continues, one hundred billion hours of moving images will be made in the year 2025. In 1895 there were just above forty minutes of moving images to be seen, and most of them are now preserved. Today, for every film made, thousands of them disappear forever without leaving a trace. Meanwhile, public and private institutions are struggling to save the film heritage with largely insufficient resources and ever increasing pressure from the commercial world. Are they wasting their time? Is the much feared and much touted Death of Cinema already occurring before our eyes? Is digital technology the solution to the problem, or just another illusion promoted by the industry?
In a provocative essay designed as a collection of aphorisms and letters, Paolo Cherchi Usai brings an impassioned scrutiny to bear on these issues with a critique of film preservation, an indictiment of the crimes perpetuated in its name, and a proposal to give a new analytical framework to a major cultural phenomenon of our time.
The Death of Cinema is published in Italian as L’ultimo spettatore. Sulla distruzione del cinema 1999, Editore Il Castoro.