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

Daniel Binns


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.



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