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21 febbraio 2017: R. Eugeni: Overlapping temporalities. On some problems of time articulation in immersive media experiences

Seminari di filosofia dell’immagine - Edizione 2016-17: “Immersioni” 

Ruggero Eugeni (Università Cattolica)

Overlapping temporalities. On some problems of time articulation in immersive media experiences

 

Martedì 21 febbraio 2017, h. 18.00-19.30

Sala Seminari, sottotetto del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Cortile Ghiacciaia,

 

La partecipazione all’incontro è fortemente consigliata consigliata agli allievi della Scuola di Dottorato in Filosofia e Scienze dell’Uomo.
Ingresso libero fino a esaurimento posti.

Abstract
The presentation examines some of temporal aspects implied by immersive media experience. The starting point is given by some cases of virtual reality resulting from plenoptic shooting (i.e. photo-cinematographic shootings giving rise to virtual environments through integration with CGI algorithms), such as those provided by Lytro Immersive technology. In these cases, the user experiences is a time-splitting one: the observer’s time does not coincide with the temporality of the observed scene: the latter is closed into the compactness of a Photo-cinematographed piece of reality, while the first is opened to a living and fluid presentness. From here, the presentation develops a small phenomenology of the experience of “not reciprocal belonging” between the viewer’s time and the temporality of the scene in which the viewer him/herself is immersed; the examples are taken from different audiovisual sources, such as Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione Paura, M. Bava, 1966), Ringu 2 (H. Nakata, 1999), The Others(A. Amenabar, 2001), some sequences from the first season of the TV series Hannibal (2013) and the commercial Philips Carousel (A. Berg, 2009). The analysis will put into light three kind of “not owned” temporality: a linear, a looped and a zeroed one. The last section of the presentation takes into exam some examples of documentaries in virtual reality from platforms such as Arté 360 and The Guardian, in order to apply the previously elaborated categories.

Suggested readings:
Melanie Chan, Virtual Reality. Representations in Contemporary Media, New York- London – New Delhi – Sydney, Bloomsbury, 2014.

Ruggero Eugeni “L’immaginazione operosa. Fotografia computazionale e tecnologie della sensibilità”, in Daniele Guastini e Adriano Ardovino (a cura di), I percorsi dell’immaginazione. Studi in onore di Pietro Montani, Cosenza, Pellegrini, 2016, pp. 281-294.

Ruggero Eugeni, “Lytro. The camera as hypersensor”, in Comunicazioni sociali, n. 1, 2016, pp. 115-123.

Philippe Fuchs, Guillaume Moreau, Pascal Guitton (eds.), Virtual Reality: Concepts and Technologies, Boca Raton – London – New York – Leiden, CRC Press, 2011.

Pietro Montani, Tecnologie della sensibilità. Estetica e immaginazione interattiva, Milano, Cortina, 2014.

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