Translating Foreign Television Formats

Starting from Albert Robida’s early visions of the future of TV in 1883 to the rise of today‘s expanded satellite services (IPTV), William Uricchio demonstrates how television has totally re-contextualised any normative ideas of nationalism or the West. Uricchio exposes the universal versus local visual codes of television and the consequences of exchanging such codes for the identity of the national visual language.
William Uricchio is professor Comparative Media Studies at MIT and Utrecht University.

Movietheater ‘t Hoogt, 27 october