Press reading: from face to face connection to participatory culture
Culture / History of the Media / In English

Press reading: from face to face connection to participatory culture

What are your morning rituals? You may prefer reading your newspaper while eating breakfast or on your way to work, or you may think that checking your phone is a more convenient way to be aware of what is happening around the world. In both cases, these actions belong to the press circulation process, and have … Continue reading

<i>Lonely Are the Brave</i>: when Kirk Douglas wants to break free
Cinema / Culture / In English / Visual Media / Westerns

Lonely Are the Brave: when Kirk Douglas wants to break free

Lonely Are the Brave is the story of a powerful and captivating struggle, embodied by Kirk Douglas, between freedom and the greatness of nature on the one hand, and modernity and law enforcement on the other hand.   In the 1960s, John W. Burns, or Jack (Kirk Douglas), is a solitary cowboy travelling on the … Continue reading

The Daguerreotype: the great (but short-lived) success of the mirror picture
Culture / History of the Media / Visual Media

The Daguerreotype: the great (but short-lived) success of the mirror picture

We have much pleasure in announcing an important discovery made by M. Daguerre, the celebrated painter of the Diorama. This discovery seems like a prodigy. It disconcerts all the theories of science in light and optics and, if borne out, promises to make a revolution in the arts of design. These words were published in … Continue reading