Reframing Cinematic Space and Audience Practice in the Digital Age

Dario Llinares, Sarah Arnold

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The articles in this issue speak to some on-going and current debates and practice related to cinema and film ranging from cinephilia to multiscreen art installations. The articles consider the expansion of cinema experiences into other locations and on other devices. Cinema is considered holistically as technology, space, experience and form. New and emerging technologies inform much of the current thinking about cinema, not only those technologies of exhibition and film form, but also those related to wider communication practices. Indeed the culture of cinema and film- the sharing of information around them, as well as the experiences that might compete with them- are as significant as any other. Rather than consider cinema and film as challenged by emerging technologies, experiences or practices, these articles propose an expanding outwards: to the streets where live events or performances draw the pleasures of the screen out into the world; to multiscreen projection and the narrative ‘play’ enabled by such; to the re-emergence of cinephilia through memory of cinema-going; and, finally, to digital platforms that enhance and revitalise the cinema as pleasurable experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalNetworking Knowledge
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015


  • Spectatorship
  • Cinema
  • Digital Culture
  • Film History
  • Dispositif


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