Computation ate cameras

Nova, Nicolas (HEAD - Genève, Haute école d'art et de design, HES-SO // Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale)

Photography has contributed, throughout its history, to building up a framework of knowledge based on an ability to demonstrate visibly, and therefore objectively, the reality of things. The widespread nature of digital imagery – images that have been created, processed, disseminated or stored as digital data – has led us to review critically the precision of our gaze. In the past, photographic images were deemed to be trustworthy and irrefutable documents. They have now become malleable and plausible data that we instantly assimilate into our visual habits. Since the 1990s, this development has given rise to considerable discussion about the nature of photographic realism, and a questioning of entire areas of activity. The digital creation of images has been accompanied by their manipulation in ways that are similar to painting, sculpture and, more analytically, the computer sciences. In this respect, Web 2.0, by facilitating in the circulation of ideas, things and persons at unprecedented speed, has further accelerated a process that began with the advent of the Internet. This research project allowed us to experiment with new practices and analyse the positions adopted by influential actors, such as photographers, critics and curators.


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Faculty:
Design et Arts visuels
School:
HEAD - Genève
Institute:
HEAD Institut de recherche en art et en design - IRAD
Publisher:
Lausanne, ECAL
Date:
2017-10
Lausanne
ECAL
Pagination:
7 p.
Published in:
Augmented photography
Author of the book:
Keller, Milo
Vacheron, Joël
Guyon, Maxime
ISBN:
9782970115748
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