SOFTIMAGE : Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherIntellect LTD / The University of Chicago press
ISBN (Print)9781783205035
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2015

Abstract

With today’s digital technology, the image is no longer a stable representation of the world, but a programmable view of a database that is updated in real time. It no longer functions as a political and iconic representation, but plays a vital role in synchronic data-to-data relationships. It is not only part of a programme, but it contains its own ‘operating code’: it is a programme in itself. Softimage aims to account for that new reality, taking readers on a journey that gradually undoes our unthinking reliance on the apparent solidity of the photographic image and building in its place an original and timely theorization of the digital image in all its complexity, one that promises to spark debate within the evolving fields of image studies and software studies.

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  • digital image theory, moving still, photographic now, algorithmic image, image-screen, softimage

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SOFTIMAGE: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image. / HOELZL, Ingrid; MARIE, Remi.
United Kingdom: Intellect LTD / The University of Chicago press, 2015.

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case StudiesRGC 11 - Research book or monograph (Author)