Each student must make a 30 sec. - 1 min. film inspired by the films of Edison or the Lumiére Brothers. This lecture provides assignment details as well as clips and questions to inspire Lumiére or Edison updates.
An examination of how films are bringing more self-awareness to McLuhan's concept of "The Medium is the Message". The films The Game, Existenz, Being John Malkovich, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind play with this concept and explore it in various ways as interactive technology plays a more important role in our lives.