Thursday 03/19/20 7PM
Screenings · Rhizome

Expanded Cinema Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition Book Launch

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Cover of Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema (Fordham University Press, 2020). Courtesy Fordham University Press

Published fifty years ago, Gene Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema was a landmark account of early media arts in the US, written by a self-described “twenty-six-year-old former crime reporter with only a high school education.” With an introduction by R. Buckminster Fuller, the book offered an in-depth account of artists working with light shows, immersive projection, computer-generated imagery, and television, and addressed topics from sexuality to political revolution. To mark its fiftieth-anniversary re-release by Fordham University Press, Rhizome will host an online screening and a conversation about Expanded Cinema and its legacy, featuring Youngblood.

Note: This event will take place entirely online. RSVP to to receive the link to the online screening.

This program is part of Rhizome’s Info-Wars research thread, supported by Seth Stolbun and the Stolbun Collection.


Rhizome public programs are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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