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.
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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.
Introduction: Technology, Technique, Transformation
Chapter 1: Current research methodologies of scholars in the visual arts: Toward an emerging model in image and text retrieval for the domain.
Chapter 2: From Photogrammetry to Big Data: A case study of their possibilities for Digital Art History.
Chapter 3: Imaging technologies applied to questions of authorship
Chapter 4: Time machines
Chapter 5: Vorsprung durch Technik: Multi-Display Learning Spaces and Art-Historical Method
Chapter 6: Hyperimage: Towards a Theory of Expanded Photography
Chapter 7: Virtual Museum — The concept and transformation
Chapter 8: A field guide for analysing the curation of online social networks of arts