foregrounding foregrounding

Definition(s):

  • (n) the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system

Usage(s):

  1. Its visual style is a gloss on 8's: seductive black-and-white images, express-train pacing, a foregrounding of comic bit players.
  2. But a more apt comparison might be to the film Chinatown, with its small-scale moral muddles foregrounding grand-scale moral muddles.
  3. Lee could have scared folks by foregrounding Malcolm's seductive racism.

News

  • READER SUBMITTED: Kool-Aid Wino, New Exhibition At Franklin Street Works Curated By Claire Barliant

    Franklin Street Works is proud to present Kool-Aid Wino, a group exhibition curated by Brooklyn-based writer and critic Claire Barliant. The exhibition explores the foregrounding of mistakes and missteps in contemporary art practices and features works by Anne Carson, Choi Dachal, Frank Heath, Owen Land, Rotem Linial, James Merrill, Alice Miceli, Jenny Perlin, Aki Sasamoto, as well as an ikat ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

Quotes

  1. Whether he is in Baghdad, London or Sri Lanka "these are locations for the movies in which Cooper plays, effectively foregrounding the anchor while back grounding the news," says Gabler.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Neal Gabler Source: Independent

  2. When Susan Sontag wrote "Notes on 'Camp' back in 1964, she was foregrounding-to use a current catchphrase-something familiar but not yet defined. Many things in the world have not been named," her famous essay began, "and many things even if...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Susan Sontag Source: Slate

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