What is it about?
Ehrlich's book discusses the increasingly dominant role of animation both in games & data visualization and in documentaries. I appreciate her insights about the former, and have serious problems with her views on (animated) documentary.
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Why is it important?
Animation is no longer a medium primarily suitable for kids -- if it ever was. Animation is a major medium in both fictional and non--fictional contexts. Its role in non-fiction contexts, specifically, needs to be carefully evaluated as, by definition, animation has no direct visual link to a pro-filmic reality. So can it nonetheless make reliable claims about reality --- and if so, how?
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This page is a summary of: Animating Truth: Documentary and Visual Culture in the 21st Century, Leonardo, January 2022, The MIT Press, DOI: 10.1162/leon_r_02170.
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