12 October 2016
PSH 3.14
1730 – 1930


In our contemporary culture, with all the political and economic crises that beset us, various experiments in how to build media novels have emerged. These represent a new form of storytelling, of archiving, of multi-media novel, of installation. Norman Klein discusses what forces are at play that are changing the direction of what used to be called media art. Among the examples he will discuss: The Imaginary 20th Century, Bleeding Through.

Norman Klein is a critic, urban and media historian, and novelist.  His books include: The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of MemorySeven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated CartoonThe Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special EffectsFreud in Coney Island and Other Tales; and the database novel Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86. He is currently completing an interactive historical science fiction novel titled The Imaginary Twentieth Century

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