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
(ACROBAT 7 ITSELF STILL MIRED IN BETA BUGS)
NICOLAS CLAUSS and others
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Lattanzi" <email@example.com>
To: "soft_skinned_space" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:35 AM
Subject: Re: [-empyre-] Merleau-Ponty weighs in on Nicolas Clauss'
At 09:48 PM 3/20/2005, you wrote:
i aslo like the idea barbara that you actually read or feel a work through
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"
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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School of Arts
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