[ISEA2009] Paper: Kenneth Newby & Aleksandra Dulic – Media diffusion: multiplicity, identity and ecology; re-thinking images in animation after cinema


“Could I ask you to explain the music of heaven to me? Sounding the ten thousand processes and events differently, so each becomes itself according  to itself alone – who could make such music?” _Chuang Tzu

“Multiplicity without unity is chaos. Unity which does not depend on multiplicity is tyranny.”      _Blaise Pascal

“What is an idea?… an image that makes us think.”  _Gilles Deleuze

This paper will explore the intersection of several concepts that relate to recent research the authors have conducted in the creation of artworks that make use of novel media diffusion techniques. The significance of this creative practice is located at the intersection of several rich concepts forming a productive nexus for the creation and analysis of new forms of media images. The spectral lines through multiplicity and unity; sequence and simultaneity; lines and surfaces; are combined with new approaches to spatial and temporal arrangements of images to create dynamic media images providing new avenues for re-thinking the technical process of animation as well as newly articulating memory and identity.

  • Kenneth Newby Visual Arts / New Media, University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford, BC, Canada
  • Aleksandra Dulic Creative Studies, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Full text (PDF)  p. 236-243