Culture, Technology and the Image (Book)

Techniques of Engaging with Visual Culture

Edited by Jeremy Pilcher

Culture, Technology and the Image focuses on the technologies deployed when images are archived, accessed and presented. The chapters discuss the way that the habits and techniques used in learning and communicating knowledge about images are affected by technological developments. 


Culture, Technology and the Image explores the technologies deployed when images are archived, accessed, and distributed. The chapters discuss the ways in which habits and techniques used in learning and communicating knowledge about images are affected by technological developments. The volume discusses a wide range of issues, including access and participation; research, pedagogy and teaching; curation and documentation; circulation and re-use; and conservation and preservation.

The book illustrates how knowledge about images is intertwined with the methods that are used to store, retrieve, and analyze those images and the information associated with them. Focusing on the implications of technology for processes and practices brings into view the permeable nature of boundaries between such disciplines as art history, media studies, museum studies, and archiving. As such, this text will appeal to a broad academic audience, including art historians interested in the digital; media studies scholars; digital humanities scholars interested in expanding beyond textual scholarship; as well as new students in any of these fields.

Jeremy Pilcher is a lecturer of law at the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. His research engages with the intersections of art and law. 





Jeremy Pilcher

1. Current research methodologies of scholars in the visual arts:
Toward an emerging model in image and text retrieval for the domain 
Catherine Larkin

Part I: Data generation 
2. From photogrammetry to Big Data: A case study of their possibilities
for digital art history 
Pedro Luengo
3. Imaging technologies applied to questions of authorship 
Nicholas Eastaugh

Part II: Knowledge presentation and visualization 
4. Time machines 
Stephen Boyd Davis
5. Vorsprung durch Technik: Multi-display learning spaces and
art-historical method 
Brett Bligh and Katharina Lorenz

Part III: Virtual museology 
6. Virtual museum: The concept and transformation 
Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
7. A field guide for analyzing the curation of online social networks of arts 
Almila Akdag Salah
8. The hyperimage: Toward a theory of expanded photography 
Alfredo Cramerotti

Conclusion: Technology | technique | transformation 
Jeremy Pilcher

Notes on contributors 

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