Internet Superheroes: Tom McCormack: The Rise of the Supercut (audio)
Explore the intersection between art, technology and the internet along with the MCA as we meet the brilliant minds who make the virtual world more interesting. This lecture traces the history and pre-history of “supercuts,” online videos that compile patterns or tropes from popular culture. Supercuts recall some of the 20th century’s most notable avant-garde film and video art and have become one of the 21st’s most important popular genres. Tom McCormack is a writer and educator who lives in Brooklyn. His criticism has appeared in Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Rhizome, The L Magazine, and other publications. He is a regular contributor to Moving Image Source, an editor at Alt Screen, and the film and electronic art editor of Idiom.