This volume addresses the evolution of the visual in digital communities, offering a multidisciplinary discussion of the ways in which images are circulated in digital communities, the meanings that are attached to them and the implications they have for notions of identity, memory, gender, cultural belonging and political action. Contributors focus on the political efficacy of the image in digital communities, as well as the representation of the digital self in order to offer a fresh perspective on the role of digital images in the creation and promotion of new forms of resistance, agency and identity within visual cultures.
(Marco Bohr and Basia Sliwinska)
1. Camera Phones and Mobile Intimacies
2. Creepshots and Power: Covert Sexualised Photography, Online Communities and the Maintenance of Gender Inequality
3. Interview with Rasha Kahil
4. Imagening discontent: Political images and civic protest
(Edgar Gómez Cruz and Gemma San Cornelio)
5. Mobile places and the ‘cyborg body’. Feminine embodied net-community of #CzarnyProtest/ #blackprotest.
6. Appearance Unbound: Articulations of Co-Presence in #BlackLivesMatter
7. Photography, Politics and Digital Networks in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era
8. Posthuman Photography
9. Smart (Phone) Filmmakers >> Smart (Political) Actions
10. Am I Seen?: The Reciprocal Nature of Identity as Technology
11. The Future Evolution of the Image
(Ingrid Hoelzl and Remi Ramie)
This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.