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The Fog Medium: Visualizing and Engineering the Atmosphere

Yuriko Furuhata, McGill University

October 16, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EDT · 106 McCormick

Committee for Film Studies

Fogs are clouds that descend on earth. Clouds have, in the past few years, captured the attention of media scholars. From the metaphor of the cloud in cloud computing to the spread of microsensors embedded in our urban environment, the current media conditions prompt us to reconsider the articulation of media and the natural milieu in a new light. This talk proposes to trace one political genealogy of artificial fog as medium, paying particular attention to Japan and military science from World War II through the Cold War.

Part of the Thinking Cinema series.

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