Gene Youngblood


Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Cinema and the Code
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1989: Art Show
    Abstract Summary:

    The author and his colleagues suggest a criterion for evaluating artistic achievement in the medium of the digital moving image as distinct from other forms of cinema. This criterion is the extent to which the formal possibilities of digital imaging are employed as syntactical or linguistic elements, not simply as ‘special effects’. Four digital imaging techniques are discussed as possibilities for a new syntax and, hence, for the expansion of cinematic language.

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