VISA 1800S S01: New Genres: Time Deformations


Notes for 2/5
February 8, 2015, 7:45 pm
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Some of the things mentioned in class on February 5th

Fragile Dwelling – book by Margaret Morton

Visualizing thoughts from brain scans.

Memento – Film structured backwards

Betrayal Рbased on a Harold Pinter play. The plot moves backwards in time. Note the lunch scene and the melon pieces that disappear and reappear (4:00 Р6:15 in the clip).

The Betrayal – Seinfeld Episode that is structured backwards.

Adventure Time – Time Bubble episode (need link)

Trouble on the Green – Mini Golf vs. the Fin du Monde

Goodbye to Language – film by Jean Luc Godard

Paprika – animated film by Satoshi Kon based around a device that allows therapists to enter their patients dreams.

Utopia – book by Thomas More. Round up of utopian literature. Utopia, the prog-rock group.

Childhood’s End – book by Arthur C. Clarke

A Void – book by Georges Perec that omits the letter ‘e.’ Availabl in Frnch and Nglish. An Xcrpt.

Oulipo – Loose group of French writers and mathematicians who used formal constraints to produce work. Italo Calvino and Georges Perec were among the members.

The Uncanny Valley

Avril 14th – by Aphex Twin

Canon X – by Conlon Nancarrow. Some detailed background on the piece

Conversnitch – Covert tweeting project by Brian House and Kyle McDonald

Love U Brit – by Volinez Spears

If You Seek Amy – Britney Spears tries to spell.


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