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A Million Pictures – the book

November 18, 2020

Earlier this year, the A Million Pictures book was published as the 6th volume in the KINtop – Studies in Early Cinema series. It brings together the contributions to the A Million Pictures conference in August 2017.

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Catholics and the Magic Lantern

May 19, 2020

As part of our research for the B-magic project, Sabine Lenk and I have published two articles on the French and Belgian catholics’ use of the magic lantern. The first one, “Fighting the Enemy with the Lantern: how French and Belgian Catholic priests lectured against their common laic enemies before 1914” appeared in a special […]

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Publications Update 2018

January 7, 2019

The book based on the Machines. Magie. Médias conference in Cerisy la Salle in August 2016 has been published recently, edited by Jean Marc Larrue, Giusy Pisano, and myself. Its more than thirty chapters present the complex interactions between the history of stage magic and media technologies. The book also contains a contribution written by […]

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Lecture in Groningen

November 15, 2017

            Ill.: La Nature 27 December 1890   Yesterday I gave a lecture at Groningen University on “Media Histories / Media Dispositifs: The Case of 3-D Technology”. I was invited by the group “Arts, Media, Moving Images” at the Research Centre for Arts in Society. My argument went as follows: rather […]

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Two Conferences in Montreal

June 6, 2017

  From May 18-20 Sabine Lenk and I participated at the 3rd conference of the International Society for Media Studies on the intriguing topic of “Authentic Artifice”, held at the Université de Montréal. We presented a paper entitled “‘Rendre réel aux yeux du public…’ – Stage Craft, Film Tricks, and the Féerie”. The genre of féerie […]

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