Research has been tracking how, in just the past century, new impersonal, external systems of time have largely supplanted our natural, internal rhythms and the sun- and season-based sense of time that humans had shared for millennia. Today video screens from movies to TV to computers to smartphones are reshaping our social interactions and even our own biological rhythms. How does this affect our perceptions of our lives and the human condition?
Cinema scholar Alberto Zambenedetti will use painting, photography, cinema, and Internet art to explore this issue in his talk “Mapping Cinematic Time: Affect, Seizure, Boredom” on Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in Davis Auditorium.
Film scholar Zambenedetti
Zambenedetti teaches cinema studies at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively on migrations and mobility in Italian film as well as on transnational cinemas. He edited World Film Locations: Florence and World Film Locations: Cleveland and co-edited a book on Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian studies and a master’s in cinema studies from New York University; earlier he earned a laurea in foreign languages and literatures at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.