Review of Vertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Daniel Binns

Abstract


Tomas’ book implies that cinematic representation is no longer separate from the thing it represents. Bazin and Kracauer’s ultimate dream of cinema becomes a nightmare even Baudrillard may struggle to comprehend. Tomas’ book, though, presents these ideas in a measured way, precisely and deliberately considering his key examples.

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David Tomas. Vertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2014.109

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