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

Dear Barbara and Komninos,

Actually until the 20s or early 30s films were made and shown HAND CRANKED. No motor. Until now my .pdf animations have had to be hand cranked.

Adobe just came out with a motor for pdfs. So my .pdf animations now automate on THE PC in Acrobat Reader 7 ONLY. Mac must not be far behind.

Acrobat Reader 7 FREE at


My animation


are now at


To preview ANIMATIONS in Adobe Acrobat or Reader- In VIEW click on FIT IN WINDOW and SINGLE PAGES- Then click on solid v on bottom RIGHT SIDE SCROLL BAR or bottom middle right arrow at any speed you wish in any direction forward or back you wish as many times as there are pages.


Some animations may now be viewed in WINDOW/FULL SCREEN VIEW. To CLOSE WINDOW/FULL SCREEN VIEW press Ctrl+L and/or ESC on keyboard.

Your Friend,

David Daniels

----- Original Message ----- From: "Barbara Lattanzi" <>
To: "soft_skinned_space" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:35 AM
Subject: 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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