Explore the intersection between art, technology and the internet along with the MCA as we meet the brilliant minds who make the virtual world more interesting.
Feb 19: Tom McCormack: Compilation Nation: The Rise of the Supercut
This lecture traces the history and pre-history of “supercuts,” online videos that compile patterns or tropes from popular culture. Supercuts recall some of the 20th century’s most notable avant-garde film and video art and have become one of the 21st’s most important popular genres.
Tom McCormack is a writer and educator who lives in Brooklyn. His criticism has appeared in Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Rhizome,The L Magazine, and other publications. He is a regular contributor to Moving Image Source, an editor at Alt Screen, and the film and electronic art editor of Idiom.