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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... this “waning of indexical dimension of the image” (Willemen 2002 : 14) occasioned by digital photography is an event of such significance that it has led several leading scholars to conclude that these ubiquitous technological changes necessitate a new taxonomical understanding of what cinema is. 2 While I...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., the photographs almost universally seem posed or, more appropriately, performed as live. This can be understood as part of a wider issue relating to technological issues in the transition to digital photography: unlike their automated predecessors, digital cameras are not always truly instantaneous...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 23–44.
Published: 01 March 2024
... previously stable sporting events, athletes, and results into aggregations of data and derivatives that could be leveraged and wagered on. Photography established feelings of confidence and objectivity in horse-race results during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Screen and computational...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the exposed frame prior to fixing, which acts as a chemical amplification of the initially very small number of reactions triggered by light reaching the negative. The parallel in digital photography is the stage between the accumulation of charge on the exposed chip and its amplification, digitization...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... University Press 2017 photography phenomenology digital culture aesthetics narcissism The default setting of contemporary media studies is empiricism—an empiricism deferred through theory necessarily supported by “practice,” or theory grounded in data that come from the “real world...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 362–364.
Published: 01 November 2021
... but requires a reconfiguration of previously secured understandings of photography as a constellation of scaled relations. The three essays in part 2 consider visual remediation and forms of aesthetic resistance to digital transformation. Annabella Pollen alights on the use of de-accessioned art history...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... transgressing the limits of the visible. Written two decades before Roland Barthe’s Camera Lucida (1980) and Susan Sontag’s On Photography (1977), Calvino’s story presages the technological imaginaries offered by the digital virtual world. Sen has discussed the ontological and epistemological questions...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., Northumbria University, United Kingdom. Garnett has served as Arts Editor at Cultural Politics since 2005. John Armitage: Since your parents were intensely engaged with photography, each in their own way, what was it that made you choose painting as your primary medium? Joy Garnett: I wanted...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 415–417.
Published: 01 November 2020
... , 2019 , 256 pages, £21.99 (paperback), ISBN 9781350047051 © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Numerous communication technologies, such as the telegraph, telephone, photography, phonograph, radio, and film, have at certain moments been viewed as conduits of a spiritual or spectral presence...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 March 2022
... declining, the development of digital models to catapult the reach of brands has complemented print circulation and reinvigorated the sales of some titles (Favaro 2017 ; McIntosh 2017 ). Stylist is a UK women's magazine and one of the only major free-to-distribute magazines, with an average circulation...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
... primal scene at the turn of the century (with the emergence of the Edisonian gramophone, film, and typewriter), Deadwood figures the multimedia Big Bang as having taken place a few decades prior, with the advent of telegraphy, photography, and railroads. In the world of Deadwood , this “Discourse Network...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the analysis. The first is that photography is not a finished object; it is an event that registers ambiguous traces from an “encounter between photographer, camera and photographed person” (35). Photography, at the same time, prompts different responses from different spectators and contexts depending...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 112–135.
Published: 01 March 2024
...-Macedonia border to CNN's drone photography of a crowded refugee camp in Tijuana (Santiago, Marquez, and Schoichet 2018), the drone's-eye view has become a part of the iconology and iconography of forced migration. High-profile news stories are increasingly using drones and relying on their visual...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sophie Fuggle The pixel and the technique of pixelating faces belong to a politics of fear and a digital aesthetics of truth that shapes public perceptions of criminality and the threat of otherness. This article draws on Paul Virilio’s account of the pixel in The Lost Dimension to analyze its...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in 1997 I began taking classes at New York University's Center for Advanced Digital Applications in order to gain access both to Maya and to the center's sophisticated computer labs. Figure 1   Claudia Hart, The Swing , 2006. Three-channel animation, one of three channels, each 720 ×  1280 pixels...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of an increasingly digital age. As I read, I heard Wendy Brown’s (2015) elaborations of neoliberalism in Bauman’s analysis of the devolution of once collective responsibilities to the individual, and Jacques Rancière’s Hatred of Democracy (2006) in his analysis of the gap between power and politics...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... infringement regarding a sampled image). Garnett explains her sense of the continued relevance and critical potential of art in light of these challenges, specifically the uses of painting in an age of mass production and digital technology. Paintings, on the other hand, demand a certain degree of effort...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of photography was revised by every wartime generation and every advance in photographic media, whether in the depiction of trench warfare brought home from World War I, the corpses strewn across Nanjing and the Normandy beaches in World War II, the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the Highway of Death in the first...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... once singular, idiosyncratic reproductions of existing norms and standards. To this end, Stiegler has been involved in innovations in digital media and communications use and modification with the aim of promoting an increased “bottom-up” critical adoption of “top-down” technical development. He...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 49–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., then, it is money, not art—sales, not artworks—that establishes the myth of the mass-media artist. The brief to develop three fictional luxury fashion brand identities was then used to develop fictional luxury fashion photography that could sit comfortably on billboards and in fashion magazines. The Brand...
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