248 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.
Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age challenges orthodoxies of photographic theory and practice. Beyond understanding the image as a static representation of reality, it shows photography as a linchpin of dynamic developments in augmented intelligence, neuroscience, critical theory and cybernetic cultures. Through essays by leading philosophers, political theorists, software artists, media researchers, curators, and experimental programmers photography emerges not as a mimetic or a recording device but simultaneously as a new type of critical discipline and a new artform that stands at the crossroads of visual art, contemporary philosophy and digital technologies.
Preface: The New Paradigm – Daniel Rubinstein; Chapter One: Images Without Worlds - Claire Colebrook; Chapter Two: Undoing imperial modernity - Ariella Azoulay; Chapter Three: Between Topography and Topology – Susan Trangmar; Chapter Four: Creating London’s Image – Pat Naldi; Chapter Five: Drone Alliances - Sarah Tuck; Chapter Six: From Photographic Representation to the ‘Photographic Genotype’ - Yael Eylat Van-Essen; Chapter Seven: Graven images: photography after Heidegger, Lyotard and Deleuze – Daniel Rubinstein; Chapter Eight: Refuse to let the syntaxes of (a) history direct our futures – Rosa Menkman; Chapter Nine: Atoms and Worms (ontologies of fragments) – Jamie Brassett; Chapter Ten: Photographic Futures – Armen Avanessian and Anke Hennig; Chapter Eleven: Empathy and Gesture: Aby Warburg in La cappella Sassetti – Andrew Benjamin; Chapter Twelve: Post-Photographic Frenzy – Joseph Nechvatal; Chapter Thirteen: The Defragmenting Image: Stories in Cinematic Time-Travel – John Mullarkey; Chapter Fourteen: Introduction to Natural Language Processing - Anamarija Ami Poderbarac; Chapter Fifteen: The Photograph of Thought – Johnny Golding
This new series will publish research monographs and edited collections focusing on the history and theory of photography. These original, scholarly books may take an art historical, visual studies, or material studies approach. Interdisciplinary books are encouraged.