Elena del Río

about the author

Elena del Río is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays on the intersections between cinema and philosophies of the body in the areas of technology, performance, and affect have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Science Fiction Studies, Studies in French Cinema, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to volumes on the films of Atom Egoyan and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, on the philosophy of film, and on Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (Edinburgh, 2008) and The Grace of Destruction: A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2016).

info & contact


University of Alberta, CA


elena.delrio [AT] ualberta.ca




Digital Folds, or Cinema’s Automated Brain
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, algorithm, film, modulation, Orson Wells