Virtual on Actual: Augmented reality and contemporary worlds

By Jonathan Davies Augmented reality (AR) is nothing new. From Frank Baum’s 1901 illustrated novel The Master Key to the head-up display of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 Terminator the concept of superimposing the virtual on to the real has sinuated into popular culture. After failed attempts at reaching the mass market, AR was thrown back intoContinue reading “Virtual on Actual: Augmented reality and contemporary worlds”

Reframing ecological thinking; Felix Guattari, subjectivity and film

by Theo Parker This short article introduces the ecological thought of Felix Guattari. I suggest that Guattari’s holistic delineation of three interconnected ecologies is a productive place to begin in thinking about contemporary ecological issues. Following on from this, and away from traditional environmental discourse and politics, I argue that aesthetic encounters with film holdContinue reading “Reframing ecological thinking; Felix Guattari, subjectivity and film”

The image of thought: The audiovisual encounter with Mullholland Drive

By George Burdon Cinema, thought of as an audiovisual encounter, can be capable of changing the way we think about our relationship with the world. More than simply functioning on a representational level to inform us about something (for example as documentaries would do), audiovisual encounters are capable of rupturing our habitual ways of sensingContinue reading “The image of thought: The audiovisual encounter with Mullholland Drive”