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The Versatile Image: Photography, Digital Technologies and the Internet (Paperback)


With The Advent Of Digital Technologies And The Internet, Photography Can, At Last, Fulfill Its Promise And Forgotten Potential As Both A Versatile Medium And An Adaptable Creative Practice. This Multidisciplinary Volume Provides New Insights Into The Shifting Cultures Affecting The Production, Collection, Use, And Circulation Of Photographic Images On The Web. International Contributors From Across The Arts And Humanities Consider Fundamental Concepts That Are Associated With The Practical Applications Of Convergent Technologies And Media, Focusing On The Role Of Digital And Mobile Cultures And Image-making In The Everyday Life Of Citizens And Their Experience Of Today’s Hypervisual Digital Universe, While Exploring How Contemporary Artists Creatively Interact With Such New Photographic Contexts. Accompanied By A Specially Commissioned Photo-essay, The Volume Is An Important New Resource For Photographers, Artists, And Curators As Well As Academics.–back Cover. Introduction / Alexandra Moschovi, Carol Mckay And Arabella Plouviez — The Emancipation Of Photography / David Bate — The Digitized Death Of Colonel Gaddafi And The End Of Photography / Meir Wigoder — The New Interval / Nicholas Muellner — The Camera Phone As A Connected Camera / Mikko Villi — ‘humane Truth-telling’ : Photojournalism And The Syrian Uprising / Caitlin Patrick And Stuart Allan — Are We All Photographers Now? Exhibiting And Commissioning Photography In The Age Of Web 2.0 / Carol Mckay And Arabella Plouviez — Physical To Virtual : An Historical Archive In The Digital World / Jana Gooding — Flickr The Commons : Historic Photographic Collections Through The Eyes Of An Online Community Of Interest / Bronwen Colquhoun And Areti Galani — Memetics And Alterity : A Photographic History Of Somebody Else’s Cat / Dr_loplop — Digital Scale : Enlargement And Intelligibility In Thomas Ruff’s Jpeg Series / Rachel Wells — ‘let Meaning Disintegrate’ : Digital Compression As Revelation In The Art Of Sean Snyder / Paolo Magagnoli — Phoning It In / Mia Fineman — Connected / Arabella Plouviez — Afterword : Abundant Photography, Discursive Limits And The Work Of Images / David Campbell. Alexandra Moschovi, Carol Mckay And Arabella Plouviez (eds). Includes Bibliographical References And Index.

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