montaged and confused
“If something is so real that it can’t be distinguished from the reality, then it’s no longer art,” Worth1000’s Muchnick said.
Ninja please. This Wired article about montage and computers, that could have been written at any time over the last 10 years, is so full of misguided punditry that I don’t know where to begin. It’s too bad Lev Manovich is so wrong, as he’s the only one I know of who has at least tried to define the language of “new media”. But to say compositing is about seamlessness and continuity: have you watched MuchMusic lately? Their graphics are intended to rattle the brain, much more so than traditional continuity editing, so to set up such an opposition (traditional montage=dischord; computer montage=harmony) is so simplistic and outdated as to make me discount anything he tries to say in his book.
I’d go on at further length, but I can actually hear my readers falling asleep.