Tom Gunning on the Moving Image

In this lecture Tom Gunning discusses the blow book, magic, and the history of cinema. This image of a blow book comes from Werner Nekes, http://wernernekes.de/00_cms/cms/front_content.php?idart=505

This episode features a bootleg recording of film historian Thomas Gunning delivering the lecture "Inventing the Moving Image (and then Forgetting It)" in June 2010 at the workshop On the Periphery of Cinema: Practices, Materials, Objects organized by Katja Müller-Helle and Alena J. Williams for the “Media of History – History of Media,” research group of the Universities of Weimar, Erfurt, and Jena in collaboration with “Senses – Technology – Mise-en-Scene: Media and Perception,” research group of the University of Vienna. Alena Williams introduces and moderates the lecture, Volker Pantenburg gives the response, and discussion features questions from Lorenz Engell, Stefan Andriopoulos, Wolfgang Struck among others. Professor Gunning is the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.

November 22, 2014