“The Global Screen” and the Changes to Cultural References

Dan CUREAN


Abstract:

With the emergence of the film, both the oral and written tradition and the universal heritage of civilization are completed with a new chapter, the audiovisual. Social or interpersonal relations, public expressions of any form, are also mediated by this new expression. Public space of expression is no longer exclusively interpersonal, but increasingly virtual. The image becomes a mediator between the individual and the world, and television, the connection point of multiple ontological issues. The language of new audiovisual forms have contributed to the development of specific new expressive forms, and these have in turn generated the erosion of traditional notions and relations both regarding the individual and the social realm. The result is seen in the reconfiguration of the perceptual framework and the changing of the referential systems.

Keywords: television, film, global screen, communication, cultural references

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