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Slow Track: Slowness and the Virtual Moving Image


Slow Track: Slowness and the Virtual Moving Image

Thomasson, Timothy (2023) Slow Track: Slowness and the Virtual Moving Image. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis offers a comprehensive investigation into virtual image production and analysis through the lens of slowness. It argues for deploying slowness as an aesthetic, perceptual, and dialectical strategy that can provide new insights into digital image-making practices and offer unique perspectives on the ontological status of the virtual image. Slowness has been utilised throughout the history of the moving image, particularly in contemporary art and cinema, as a means of understanding the nature of image-making. In contrast to the "spectacle" that characterises much of the visual culture surrounding digital image media, slowness can encourage contemplation from viewers, serving as a valuable tool for understanding and analysing images.

This research conducts a thorough examination of computer-generated media from both technical and conceptual perspectives. It surveys the body of knowledge on slowness in art and culture and puts these theories, concepts, and techniques to the test in the computer-generated artwork Slow Track, as well as in accompanying creative explorations using real-time and extended reality technologies.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Design and Computation Arts
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Thomasson, Timothy
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.Des.
Date:16 March 2023
Thesis Supervisor(s):Salter, Christopher
Keywords:New Media, Computer animation, film, video, contemporary art, animation, moving image
ID Code:992090
Deposited By: Timothy Thomasson
Deposited On:21 Jun 2023 14:45
Last Modified:21 Jun 2023 14:45
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