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Photography Off the Scale: Technologies and Theories of the Mass Image

Tomás Dvorák and Jussi Parikka

Abstract

The book addresses quantity and scale in contemporary visual culture and photography. It takes the problem of quantity as a theoretical issue that changes the premises of visual analysis. It focuses on the logic and rhetoric behind the arguments by numbers, growth, and tipping points, while recognising that photography has been characterized in quantitative terms since its invention and concerns regarding information overload accompanied the discourse around many earlier technological innovations. Investigating historical trajectories and different modes of reasoning provides a critical framew ... More

Keywords: photography, visual culture, mass image, scale, quantity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474478816
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474478816.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tomás Dvorák, editor
FAMU

Jussi Parikka, editor
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

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