Artist Grahame Weinbren will present his strapping body of work (which ranges from the HBO autism documentary 'George' to the reconsideration of 19th century photo portraitature, 'Frames') at jihui Digital Salon, a week from this Friday in New York City. Weinbren has worked with film /video and installation since the 70s, and speaks ably (and without romance) on the impact of technologies on cinema. Hot topics of the evening - is the notion of interactive narrative productive and interesting now? What are the ideological and psychological implications of interactivity? I recommend considering some of Weinbren's writings and lectures in advance of the event: examples are available in Telepolis and Yale web archives. Weinbren's live presentation will be webcast - all details are available on the jihui site.
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by Michael Connor on Oct 20th, 2014