Re: [-empyre-] Merleau-Ponty weighs in on Nicolas Clauss' "Nocturne"

At 09:48 PM 3/20/2005, you wrote:
i aslo like the idea barbara that you actually read or feel a work through
the mouse.
yes as well as sight and sound now we have touch as a semiotic system of
interpretation, different from the touch of turning a page or selecting a
channel on a tv remote.
an intuitive clue to navigating the work that can be found only with the
mouse, that can't be seen "here i am, a button" or can't be read "press
me", but, "oops something happened then, i'll go this way"

thanks, Kominos.

I also relate this to the historical figure of the film projectionist. I am interested in how that incidental role of someone who mediated the cinema experience for an audience now coincides with the viewer's own act of emotional projection through interactive gestures. What was once marginal to the cinematic experience (its mechanical projection) is now foregrounded and central.


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