Steven Shaviro: Splitting the Atom: Post-Cinematic Articulations of Sound and Vision (Dec 2)
The Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University Fall Colloquium Series Presents:
(DeRoy Professor of English, Wayne State University)
"Splitting the Atom: Post-Cinematic Articulations of Sound and Vision"
Friday, December 2, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Center for Ethnomusicology
Dodge Hall 701C
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Free and Open to the Public
Something has happened with the way we engage with sounds and images. Electronic technologies have replaced mechanical ones, and analog forms of coding, storage and transmission have given away to digital ones. In this talk, through both theoretical considerations and a look at Edouard Salier's music video for the Massive Attack song "Splitting the Atom," Steven Shaviro attempts to describe the emerging audiovisual aesthetic, to speculate about its possible causes, and to work through its potential implications.