Understanding Machinima

Chapter 3

Chapter Be(ing)Dazzled: Living in machinima

Authors

Abstract

As arguably the most contemporary manifestation of the cinematic, machinima may be usefully understood as a variegating agent for cinema. It expresses our agency in a post-cinematic world as a traversal of coded spaces. In the late 20th century, we saw this as our condition, but the method of machinima has given us the means to enact this. I create works of art that move between modes of cinema, games and media environments. Characterizing this interstitial space as machinimatic is a productive approach to acknowledging the artworks dependency on antecedent forms. However, they undertake a contemporary mode that requires a different analytical stance regarding the self, authorship, spectacle and agency. The logic of this space is not of narrative, but of response. As "dazzle" has been periodically used as method of camouflage by confusion, perhaps machinima is the manner by which we can negotiate the reality of the virtual.

Media

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Dog Star Man - Prelude
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Wavelength
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Wavelength (1967) by Michael Snow, "Take a Bow"
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Slavko Vorkapich "The Furies" 1934
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Wedding crashers - Shout
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Gil Scott Heron - "B" Movie (FULL VERSION)
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Goodfellas Reenactment #8: Last Day as a Wiseguy
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Land Without Bread-Part 1.mov
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Pokemon CoD Style (Pokemon / Modern Warfare 2 Machinima)
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Pokemon is Better Than Black Ops (Call of Duty: Black Ops Machinima)
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The Big Vader - Starwars Vs The Big Lebowski
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The Big Lebowski Office Space Mashup
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The Legend Of Halo: Episode 4 (Halo 3 Machinima)
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Pokemon Cod Style (Pokemon / Modern Warfare 2 Machinima) http://www.trailersgratis.com/pokemon-cod-style-pokemon-modern-warfare-2-machinima.html
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GoAnimate.com http://goanimate.com/
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DigitalFilms.com http://digitalfilms.com/
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Reading and Time: A dialectic between academic expectation and academic frustration
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AeroVironment, Inc., "Nano-hummingbird" http://www.avinc.com/nano
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Adam Harvey, "Camouflage from Computer Vision" http://cvdazzle.com/
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The Scalable City: Cell Processor Computing http://sheldonbrown.info/downloads/cell_720.wmv
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From a Scalable City to a Scalable World: New Approaches for Creating Vibrant Virtual Worlds http://xnor.ucsd.edu/IBMvideo_v17_lq_720.wmv
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Scalable City: World Unfolding Usage Visualization (2011) – early examples http://crca.ucsd.edu/sheldon/downloads/Final-scalable_city-unfoldbox-q-datafading-c.mov
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Red vs Blue: Episode 1: Why Are We Here?