seeking leads on folks doing brain research on visual cognition

From: Judy Diamondstone (
Date: Thu Jun 17 2004 - 15:10:25 PDT

A relative of mine in the motion picture industry wants to know of anyone
who has done or is interested in doing work comparing the cognitive --
consequences? of viewing digitalized vs analog film, specifically narrative
films (not sports, e.g.). The industry is currently overhauling its
infrastructure, & Steven wants to argue against the assumption that
"sharper, steadier, cheaper" is necessarily better -- from what I
understand, he sees some risk in further diminishing the role of the
consumer as maker of meaning -- that is, the digitalized format fills in yet
more gaps & thus supports more passivity.

He is speaking for some conglomerate of organizations, including the
Technology Committee of American Society of Cinematographers, Academy of
Motion Picures of Arts and Sciences, among multiple others, so if anyone
knows of anyone in the field who would like to take on another interesting
project, please refer them to me off list

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