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Shivers down your spine : cinema, museums, and the immersive view

Shivers down your spine : cinema, museums, and the immersive view

Author: Alison Griffiths
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Through a series of detailed historical case studies, Alison Griffiths explores the uncanny and unforgettable visceral power of the medieval cathedral, the panorama, the planetarium, the IMAX theater, and the science museum. Examining these structures as exemplary spaces of immersion and interactivity, Griffiths reveals the sometimes surprising: antecedents of modern media forms, suggesting the spectator's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interactive multimedia
Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffiths, Alison, 1963-
Shivers down your spine.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Griffiths
ISBN: 9780231129886 0231129882 9780231129893 0231129890 9780231503464 0231503466
OCLC Number: 227000181
Description: xv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm.
Contents: Immersive viewing and the "revered gaze" --
Spectacle and immersion in the nineteenth-century panorama --
Expanded vision IMAX style : traveling as far as the eye can see --
"A moving picture of the heavens" : immersion in the planetarium space show --
Back to the (interactive) future : the legacy of the nineteenth-century science museum --
From daguerreotype to IMAX screen : multimedia and IMAX at the Smithsonian Institution --
Film and interactive media in the museum gallery : from "roto-radio" to immersive video.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Alison Griffiths.
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Since their inception, museums of science and natural history have mixed education and entertainment to incredible, eye-opening effect. Focusing on several historical case studies, this work explores  Read more...


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This is a scholarly, in-depth study of an important aspect of museum exhibitions today... Highly recommended. Choice With this volume, Griffiths has established herself as one of the most ambitious Read more...

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