Ősz [VIII. évfolyam, 1. szám (2012 Fall, VIII.1) – Sensation – Perception – Mediation; Early Cinema: Presence, Movement, Experience; Dossier]
Szerkesztő: Füzi Izabella
There are several important developments in contemporary culture – material technologies, new devices of communication and mediation, artistic tendencies – which embody the appeal of immediacy, presence, actuality, instantaneity, and contact. Older theoretical and aesthetical models are re-examined under the influence of phenomenological or cognitive investigations. New terms are introduced: affect, intensity, immersion, sensuality – all which make us rethink again oppositions between presence and absence, distance and nearness, speed and slowness, surface and depth, private and public. In a time when to be available and to be in touch are highly regarded qualities, when information from all over the world flows indiscriminately through multiple channels, and most forms of media target the body, the interrelated categories of sensation, perception and mediation acquire new meanings and functions. One point of convergence is the common interest in mapping out the role of the senses in the experience of the world. The Fall 2012 issue of Apertúra is a selection from the papers delivered at the conference Sensation – Perception – Mediation, organized by the Department of Visual Culture and Literary Theory (University of Szeged) in June 7-9, 2012.
Sensation – Perception – Mediation
Early Cinema: Presence, Movement, Experience