modernity thesis

Der Schachspieler im Spiele begriffen [Maezel's chess player depicted at play]. 1783. Engraving. P. G. Pintz/Karl Gottlieb von Windisch. From Briefe über den Schachspieler des Herrn von Kempelen. 

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.

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