Posts tagged “Media

Scanned It

Posted on December 18, 2015


Marcia Vaitsman has talked about scanning her negatives again and again to see what images appear in the photographs. What shows up eventually might not be noticeable, or even visible, at first glance. It’s like a meticulous driver checking her vehicle until she find something wrong. What’s there? What can be improved? There has to be something! If everything is cursory, something is missing. *

Control the Sequence

Posted on May 28, 2013


A film director can control an audience’s sequence of experience better than a photographer. If you want to create a shared context and an anchored outcome, act more like a director. If you want wider variability in interpretation and a less bounded outcome, act more like a photographer. The ability to control the sequence (or intentionally not control the sequence) has application to information messaging, activity scheduling, architecture planning, etc. Thanks to Brad Lapin via Whitespace Gallery for the original thought. *

A Hackcrash of Reality

Posted on May 18, 2013


On April 23, 2013 a fake tweet from a hacked Associated Press account stated that explosions at the White House had injured Barack Obama. Stock prices immediately dropped, wiping more than $130 billion off the value of the S&P 500, and market liquidity dramatically declined: In addition to raising further concerns about high-frequency trading algorithms, the hackcrash provides an opportunity to rethink how reality is created, framed and reported. Creating Reality In The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, Daniel Boorstin writes that in contemporary culture the fabricated, the inauthentic, and the theatrical have displaced the natural, the genuine, and the spontaneous, until reality itself has been converted into stagecraft. This concept of pseudo-events is quite powerful if we can differentiate between what is meaningful and…