Digitising dinosaurs

Richards, Morgan (2001) Digitising dinosaurs. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, 100: 65-80.

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Author Richards, Morgan
Title Digitising dinosaurs
Journal name Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1329-878X
Publication date 2001-08
Year available 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 100
Start page 65
End page 80
Total pages 16
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD Australia
Publisher University of Queensland, School of English, Media Studies & Art History
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article reflects 011 the intersection oj science, arl and technology in the construction of the lelevisual dinosaur. In particular, it is concerned with the class oj digjW/ dinosaurs hatched in Jurassic Park (/993) and The Lost World (1997), powered by the fatesl digital/eellna/ogles jar the reinscriplioll of the filmiC and lelevjsua[ image. and recently grafted 10 thm most domestic a/media genres, the animal documentary. Focusing 011 the SBC television series Walking with
Dinosaurs (1999), the digital dinosaur is proposed as an object of mimetic desire in which narralives of intimacy and otherness, resurrection and loss. anthropomorphism and mOllstrosity are played aut. /n analysing exactly how the mimetic is achieved. an alternative balance between science and art is proposed. one that foregrounds the complexities and paradoxes of a television program Ihat offers realistic depictions of things we knolV don'f exist in the familiar guise of an animal documentary.
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