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DESMA 258: Database Aesthetics week 3

Norman M. Klein

April 19, 2004, 12:00 pm   » 

Norman M. Klein is the author of numerous books and essays on mass culture, media, and urban studies, most notably, "The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory," and co-author of "The Freud-Lissitzky Navigator" (with Lev Manovich); co-author of "Cinematic Imaginaries of Los Angeles" (working title, with Stephen Mamber). Currently on show is Mapping the Unfinable at the Beall center of UCI. "Bleeding Through", an installation developed at the ZKM is touring Europe. He just released a new book: "The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects," and "Missing Los Angeles: A guide to Ruins, Fragments and Obliterated Structures," as well as co-editing another anthology on LA, "City in Turmoil". He is a professor at the California Institute of the Arts, and adjunct at UCLA and Art Center College of Design.

For today's class, Norman M. Klein discusses data and data related topics. Going into detail, Klein presents "Waiting for the World to Explode: How Data Converts Into a Novel" to the class. In part, Klein goes through the paper representing data as storytelling. To name a few, Klein uses examples of 18th century photography, Freud, theather sets and Virgina Woolf.

"Data has been reshaped by our civilization into a form of storytelling."
-Norman M. Klein

related links:
http://www.manovich.net
http://www.beallcenter.uci.edu
http://www.beallcenter.uci.edu/shift/bios/klein.html
http://www.beallcenter.uci.edu/shift/screens/freud.html
http://annenberg.edu/labyrinth/