Technologies of Cinema


ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships


School of Cinematic Arts


Technologies of Cinema is an interactive, richly mediated electronic publication and critical media archive designed to model the integration of two recently developed tools for digital scholarship: the authoring platform Scalar and the media archive Critical Commons. The Technologies of Cinema archive offers a publicly accessible collection of media depicting the evolution of computer technology as seen on American commercial film and TV from the 1950s to the present. The Scalar project is a book-length critical treatment of this history, featuring hundreds of embedded media files and a series of original video essays. This project represents the most ambitious integration of Critical Commons and Scalar yet attempted, providing both an illuminating cultural analysis and model for future scholarship.