Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change

Meta Morphing Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick Change Two thousand years ago Ovid asked his readers to imagine metamorphoses in which men and women became flowers and beasts Today before our cinema savvy eyes people melt and re form as altogether new

  • Title: Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change
  • Author: Vivian Sobchack
  • ISBN: 9780816633197
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two thousand years ago, Ovid asked his readers to imagine metamorphoses in which men and women became flowers and beasts Today, before our cinema savvy eyes, people melt and re form as altogether new creatures they morph This volume explores what digital morphing means both as a cultural practice specific to our times and as a link to a much broader history of imagTwo thousand years ago, Ovid asked his readers to imagine metamorphoses in which men and women became flowers and beasts Today, before our cinema savvy eyes, people melt and re form as altogether new creatures they morph This volume explores what digital morphing means both as a cultural practice specific to our times and as a link to a much broader history of images of human transformation.Meta Morphing ranges over topics that include turn of the century quick change artists, Mesoamerican shamanic transformation, and cosmetic surgery recent works such as Terminator 2, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Heavenly Creatures, and Forrest Gump and the transformations imagined by Kafka, Proust, and Burroughs The contributors look not only at the technical wizardry behind digital morphing, but also at the history and cultural concerns it expresses.

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