Photographic Image in Digital Culture

Photographic Image in Digital Culture

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by Martin Lister
     
 

The advent of the image-oriented computer in the mid-1980s is having a radical effect on the central place of photography in visual culture. What does this new technology of images mean for the ways in which we encounter and use images in everyday life: in advertising, entertainment, news, evidence? Within our domestic and private worlds, how does it influence our… See more details below

Overview

The advent of the image-oriented computer in the mid-1980s is having a radical effect on the central place of photography in visual culture. What does this new technology of images mean for the ways in which we encounter and use images in everyday life: in advertising, entertainment, news, evidence? Within our domestic and private worlds, how does it influence our sense of self and identity, our view of the body and our sexuality? Are we now entering a post-photographic era? The Photographic Image in Digital Culture examines and questions the impact of digital technologies on the importance of the photographic image. Contributors investigate such issues as the representation of the body, surveillance and pornography; the role of images in the processes of memory, history and identity; popular myths of digital futures and technological utopias; the forms and conventions of new media; photography's place within image technologies and its continuing relationship to documentation, art, the imagination and political change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415121569
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Comedia Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introductory essay1
1Will image move us still?29
2The elephant, the spaceship and the white cockatoo: an archaeology of digital photography51
3The panic button (in which our heroine goes back to the future of pornography)77
4Medicine's new vision?95
5Surveillance, technology and crime: the James Bulger case115
6Domestic photography and digital culture129
7Television, technology and cultural form147
8There's no place like home170
9Drawing attention to the image: computers and comics188
10Digital encounters: mythical pasts and electronic presence217
11Desert stories or faith in facts?236
Index253

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