Abstract

Evidence from language, history and form suggest an analogy between the cinema and the genome. The author describes some of the relationships between cinema and the genome and points to opportunities for discovering unmarked categories within the genome and new methods of representation. This is accomplished by evaluating existing metaphors presented for the understanding of genetics and revealing how current scientific understanding and social concerns suggest a cinematic alternative. The formal principles of function, difference and development mediate discussion and serve as heuristics for investigating creative opportunities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 376-381
Launched on MUSE
2007-07-30
Open Access
No
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