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Video: Palimpsests – Norman Klein – CalArts / Art Center

As a community service, New Media Interchange streams and records the meetings of Dorkbot SoCal each month. The second speaker at this month’s meeting is Dorkbot SoCal organizer and host, Tim Durfee.

From Dorkbot SoCal web site…

Palimpsests – Norman Klein – CalArts / Art Center

“A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible.”

Norman Klein is a cultural critic, and both an urban and media historian, as well as a novelist. His books include “The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory,” “Seven Minutes:The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon,” the data/cinematic novel, “Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86” (DVD-ROM with book), “The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects”, “Freud in Coney Island,” and the forthcoming “The Imaginary 20th Century.” His essays appear in anthologies, museum catalogs, newspapers, scholarly journals, on the web — symptoms of a polymath’s career, from European cultural history to animation and architectural studies, to LA studies, to fiction, media design and documentary film. His work (including museum shows) centers on the relationship between collective memory and power, from special effects to cinema to digital theory, usually set in urban spaces; and often on the thin line between fact and fiction; about erasure, forgetting, scripted spaces, the social imaginary.


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