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About Michael Betancourt
 
Web site: https://www.michaelbetancourt.com
Bio: Michael Betancourt is an artist, theorist and historian.

His essays have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish, and published in many magazines, including The Atlantic, Make Magazine, Millennium Film Journal, Leonardo, Semiotica, and CTheory. He wrote The ____________ Manifesto, and the books The Critique of Digital Capitalism, Glitch Art in Theory and Practice, and Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing. In the course of this research, he discovered the oldest surviving hand-painted abstract films, done in 1916 by inventor and artist Mary Hallock-Greenewalt.

As an artist, his movies have screened internationally at the Black Maria Film Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Athens Video Art Festival, Syros International Film Festival, Festival des Cinemas Differents de Paris, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop, the San Francisco Cinematheques Crossroads, and Experiments in Cinema among others. His writing complements his movie making.

 


 
Recent articles by Michael Betancourt
 

WBG interviews me about Bitcoin & Digital Capitalism

The "Editing" Question

Modernism = "Cinema"

Harmonia: Glitch, Movies and Visual Music - Now Available!

notes on Digital::Material

for 'Excavating Transcendence'

notes on 'The Fantasy of Equivalence'

Fake News and Agnotology

Peripheral ARTeries Interview about Going Somewhere

Kritik des digitalen Kapitalismus

Title Sequences as Paratexts - Now Available!

Realism and the Credit Sequence

Design in Film Exhibition - Block Museum, Evanston

The Semiotics of (Critical) Viewership

Charles Recher (1950-2017)

Postcinema: Naming the Glitch, New Aesthetic & Post-Digital

Flow and Friction: a thesis on tactical glitching

Going Somewhere - reviewed by David Finkelstein

'Glitch Art' as a Movement?

a note on 'The Fantasy of Equivalence'