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Art Film & Video

Ecstatic Worlds

Media, Utopias, Ecologies

by (author) Janine Marchessault

MIT Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Film & Video, Digital, Media Studies
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When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's “Family of Man,” Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope.


About the author

Janine Marchessault is a professor in Cinema and Media Arts at York University and holds a York Research Chair in Media Art and Social Engagement. Her research engages with the history of large-screen media (from multiscreen to IMAX to media as architecture and VR); diverse models of public art, festivals, and site-specific curation; 21st century moving-image archives; and notions of collective memory/history.

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