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In Search of the Plastic Image: a Media Archaeology of Scan Processing
SessionArt Papers
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Art Papers
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Virtual
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Arts & Design
Research & Education
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Animation/Simulation
Audio/Music
Imaging/Video
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Visual Effects
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DescriptionScan processing is an analog electronic image manipulation technology, typified by the Scanimate (1969) and the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer (1973), which revolutionized commercial animation and inspired a generation of experimental video artists. This paper looks at the histories, functions, and uses of scan processing and proposes a contemporary reenactment.