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SFA Lecture: Berys Gaut on Cinematic Art and Technology

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015, 4:15 – 6:00pm

Dugald Stewart Building, 3.10-3.11, University of Edinburgh
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The lecture is free and open to all!

Abstract: “Cinema was born as technology and rapidly grew into an art. What is the relation of its artistic to its technological properties? In this paper I develop an argument to show that the proper artistic appreciation of cinematic artworks is partly dependent on their technological features. I also illustrate and defend this claim by comparing how digital films can solve certain filmmaking problems with how non-digital films can do so. I then discuss whether the argument shows that digital films are, other things equal, lesser artistic achievements than are non-digital ones.”

Additional information: The lecture will be followed by a dinner with our speaker. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact the organisers by Friday, 17th April. There are limited funds to cover dinner expenses for two students, which will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

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SAF is generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics and the Scots Philosophical Association.