Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation And The Culture Of Quick-Change

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Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change

Two thousand years ago, Ovid asked his readers to imagine metamorphoses in which men and women became flowers and beasts. Today, before our cinema-savvy eyes, people melt and re-form as altogether new creatures: they "morph." This volume explores what digital morphing means -- both as a cultural practice specific to our times and as a link to a much broader history of images of human transformation.Meta-Morphing ranges over topics that include turn-of-the-century "quick-change" artists, Mesoamerican shamanic transformation, and cosmetic surgery; recent works such as Terminator 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Heavenly Creatures, and Forrest Gump; and the transformations imagined by Kafka, Proust, and Burroughs. The contributors look not only at the technical wizardry behind digital morphing, but also at the history and cultural concerns it expresses.

Specification of Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change

GENERAL
AuthorVivian Sobchack
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst edition
ISBN-100816633193
ISBN-139780816633197
PublisherUniv Of Minnesota Press
Publication Year1999
DIMENSIONS
Height5.87 inch.
Length0.9 inch.
Width9 inch.
Weight0.98 pounds.

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