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To Catch the Eye: A Roundtable Discussion About the History and Digital Relevancy of Moving Pictures before the 20th Century

To Catch the Eye will showcase the historical value of the study of moving images encountered over a century before cinema, video, and the internet. Rooted in emerging scholarship, the 2019 roundtable will challenge the notion that the visual bombardment from and comprehension of mass media is a modern phenomenon. Three visual culture scholars who study the history of moving images will engage in a provocative conversation about their work with metamorphic, sequential, and mosaic-like graphics relative/irrelative to the 21st-century digital environment. The panelists will discuss and debate the history and continual relevance and relatability of enigmatic, fantastical, and vernacular motion imagery.


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