According to Lev Manovich:
" This new cinematic aesthetics of density seems to be highly appropriate for our age. If we are surrounded by highly dense information surfaces, from city streets to Web pages, it is appropriate to expect from cinema a similar logic. In similar fashion, we may think of spatial montage as reflecting another contemporary daily experience – working with a number of different applications on a stream of traditional cinema."
After reading this, it's very clear that the best way to demonstrate its concept and "IDEA" is to draw a GRAPH!!
Basically, Manovich's argument aims to suggest a new form of cinema that is 'appropriate for our age,' an age where we are constantly exposed to 'highly dense' and techno-savvy contents. Instead of concentrating on doing one particular task at a time, we find it more gratifying by 'MULTITASKING': switching our attention from the TV screen in front of us to a computer screen, to another computer window, to the multiple-tabs within the window, to music, to our phone, texting, facebooking, web surfing, video chatting...ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Manovich relates our 'contemporary daily experience' and suggests that perhaps a new revolution of cinema should take place to 'adapt' and become more up-to-date with the society. He believes that the single stream and linear narrative cinema form is too outdated; in order to advance the experience of the audience, we should present them with multiple-streams of audio-visual information simultaneously. (Because we are capable of processing multifaceted simultaneous contents in our everyday life.... the new interactive cinema is a better option and more satisfying than the traditional one.)
" Spatial montage represents an alternative to traditional cinematic temporal montage, replacing its traditional sequential mode with a spatial one"
Let the battle between 'Traditional Cinema' and 'New Cinema' Begin!!
Cinema, Entertainment, Web design, Product development, Advertising....Technology Evolution!
<Week 5 - Lecture Notes on Spatial Montage>
Manovich, L 2001, The Language of New Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, America