The Building as Screen
Title
The Building as Screen
Subtitle
A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media
Price
€ 89,00
ISBN
9789462989498
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
192
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Table of Contents
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Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations

Chapter 1: Introducing Massive Media
- From the Top
- Why Massive Media?
- A Brief History of the Public Sphere, Monumentality, and Media
* The Most Advanced Site of Struggle: The Public Sphere
* Looking Up Together: Monumentality
* A Modern Monument for the Modern Masses
* Space and Media
* Accelerated Rituals
* Reverie Amidst the Real
* Entering Supermodernism
- How This Book Works

Chapter 2: Experiments in Large-scale Projection and the (New) New Monumentality
- Moving Images
- A Short history of the Moving Image in Public Space
- Architecture, Expanded Cinema, and the New Monumentality
- The Image Mill
* Superimposition and Massive Media: Super Imposing
* Spatial Montage: Extra Diegetic
* Dispositif and Apparatus: Staging the City
- McLarena: Recentring the Audience
* Participation: Don't Just Sit There and Watch
* Place Branding and Theatricality
- A New (New) Monumentality?
- Experiments in Public Projection
* 30 moons many hands
* The Line
- A Perceptual Laboratory for Popular Needs and Aspirations

Chapter 3: The Empire State Building and the Roles of Low-Resolution Media Façades in a Data Society
- This Building is on Fire
- A Short History of the Empire State Building
* Colours and Meanings
- Understanding Contemporary Dimensions of Public Data Visualizations
- The Empire State Building as Monumental Public Data Visualization
- Experiments in Public Data Visualization
* E-TOWER
* In The Air, Tonight
- Temporary Intensities and Collective Conversations in Supermodern, Relational Space

Chapter 4: Curating Massive Media
- Changing Spaces
- A Short History of Public Screen Practice
- Massive Media and Public Art
- What People Have in (The) Common
- Connecting Cities
- Streaming Museum
- Curating the Ryerson Image Arts Building
- Connecting Sites and Streams

Chapter 5: When Buildings Become Screens
- Dancing with Buildings
- Tactics and Strategies
- More Massive, More Media

Bibliography

Index
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Winner of the SCMS 2021 Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award! Committee members Mark Gallagher (Chair), Erica Stein, Kara Andersen reported, "The winning title was a consensus choice that all on the committee ranked highly and were pleased to champion."

Dave Colangelo

The Building as Screen

A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media

The Building as Screen: A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media describes, historicizes, theorizes, and creatively deploys massive media -- a set of techno-social assemblages and practices that include large outdoor projections, programmable architectural façades, and urban screens -- in order to better understand their critical and creative potential. Massive media is named as such not only because of the size and subsequent visibility of this phenomenon but also for its characteristic networks and interactive screen and cinema-like qualities. Examples include the programmable lighting of the Empire State Building and the interactive projections of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles, as well as a number of works created by the author himself. This book argues that massive media enables and necessitates the development of new practices of expanded cinema, public data visualization, and installation art and curation that blend the logics of urban space, monumentality, and the public sphere with the aesthetics and affordances of digital information and the moving image.
Author

Dave Colangelo

Dave Colangelo is Professor of Digital Experience Design in the School of Design at George Brown College, Director, North America, of the Media Architecture Institute, and Co-Founder of Public Visualization Studio.