‘Will mind-controlled films change cinema?’ Chips with Everything – The Guardian podcast

Dr Polina Zioga has been invited to talk about the future of cinema and how audiences can use their brain-activity to control a film in The Guardian podcast Will mind-controlled films change cinema? Chips with Everything.

Charlie Chaplin, known for the slapstick humour of his films, was part of a generation of actors who managed to continue working through the transition from the era of silent film to one filled with dialogue and sound.

The introduction of sound wasn’t the only way that people revolutionised cinema, and it won’t be the last.

So what does the history of cinema tell us about the evolution of technology in the arts?

And how can brain activity be used to change the plot of a film? Is there a place for the traditionally passive experience of watching a film to become more interactive, or will that detract from what we value about cinema? […]

You can listen to the podcast on The Guardian.

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