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Music videos today sample and rework a century’s worth of movies and other pop culture artifacts to offer a plethora of visions and sounds that we have never encountered before. 
As these videos have proliferated online, they have become more widely accessible than ever before. In Digital Music Videos, Steven Shaviro examines the ways that music videos interact with and change older media like movies and gallery art; the use of technologies like compositing, motion control, morphing software, and other digital special effects in order to create a new organization of time and space; how artists use music videos to project their personas; and how less well known musicians use music videos to extend their range and attract attention.
Surveying a wide range of music videos, Shaviro highlights some of their most striking innovations while illustrating how these videos are creating a whole new digital world for the music industry.

About the Author

STEVEN SHAVIRO is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of several books including, No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism.

Praise For…

"A beautiful book! With wide-eyed curiosity and a sense of joy, Steven Shaviro discovers new levels of richness and density in music video. Shaviro precisely captures the genre’s latest turns, its shimmering surfaces, its cultural meanings--and why it seems ever more central to our culture."
— Carol Vernallis

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813579535
ISBN-10: 0813579538
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2017
Pages: 140
Language: English
Series: Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture