Culture, Technology and the Image (Book)
Techniques of Engaging with Visual Culture
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 analyse 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.
1. Current research methodologies of scholars in the visual arts:
Toward an emerging model in image and text retrieval for the domain
Part I: Data generation
2. From photogrammetry to Big Data: A case study of their possibilities
for digital art history
3. Imaging technologies applied to questions of authorship
Part II: Knowledge presentation and visualization
4. Time machines
Stephen Boyd Davis
5. Vorsprung durch Technik: Multi-display learning spaces and
Brett Bligh and Katharina Lorenz
Part III: Virtual museology
6. Virtual museum: The concept and transformation
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
Conclusion: Technology | technique | transformation
Notes on contributors