Body Images in the Post-cinematic Scenario

Paperback, 195 pages
ISBN: 978-88-6977-109-5
Date: 2017
Price: $ 27.50 / £ 16.00 / € 20,00


What is the status of body in the realm of digital media? This volume studies how our perception of body has been modified by new media (videogames, transmedia platforms, ARGs), new narratives (science-fictions, TV series) and new devices (wearable technologies, Virtual Reality, cosmetic surgery). Which body images and identities do emerge? Within the ‘Post-Cinematic’ or ‘Post-Media’ condition, the body becomes a changeable, flexible ‘unstable object’. The first part of this book analyses the presence of body in television/film productions and in social media (changes, aesthetics, new spaces); the second part focuses on the relationship between the digital media and the viewer/user, showing how his/her body is subject to shape modification.

Alberto Brodesco is Research Assistant at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento. He is author of Una voce nel disastro. L’immagine dello scienziato nel cinema dell’emergenza (2008) and Sguardo, corpo, violenza. Sade e il cinema (2014). He has published extensively about the limits of representation (violence, death, pornography, freaks) and the technoscientific imagery on audiovisual media (cinema, television, YouTube).

Federico Giordano is Researcher at the Università Telematica San Raffaele (Rome) and Visiting Professor at the University for Foreigners (Perugia). His main research interests include Italian contemporary cinema, landscape in the media and game studies. Among his latest publications: The Archives. Post-Cinema and Video Games Between Memory and the Image of the Present, ed. with B. Perron (2014), L’immagine videoludica. Gamification, cinema e videogioco, ed. with A. Catolfi (2015).



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