3  Windowing

The term “spatial montage” was proposed by digital media theorist Lev Manovich in The Language of New Media as specifically based in the simultaneous multiple image juxtaposition in a manner resembling both graphic design and collage. While closely linked with a limited range of applications in computer art, it has become the most common term for this type of multiple image juxtaposition:

Spatial montage represents an alternative to traditional cinematic temporal montage, replacing its traditional sequential mode with a spatial one. [ . . . ] Twentieth century film practice has elaborated complex techniques of montage between different images replacing each other in time; but the possibility of what can be called “spatial montage” ...

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