The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-photographic Era
Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, and use images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution.
"An intelligent and readable approach to the digitization of images.... A useful overview of a critical subject."-- New York Times Book Review
Enhanced? Or faked? Today the very idea of photographic veracity is being radically challenged by the emerging technology of digital image manipulation and synthesis: photographs can now be altered at will in ways that are virtually undetectable, and photorealistic synthesized images are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish from actual photographs. Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, and use images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of the digital image in detail and looks closely at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential, and at the ethical questions it raises.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rivkat - LibraryThing
The technical differences between film photography and digital two-dimensional representations challenge a lot of our assumptions about the status of photographic images as truth, even though photos ... Read full review
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This is often a difficult book, but I believe that it will come to be recognized as one of the seminal texts in the subject of the trustability of photographic images. I'm not aware of any other book ... Read full review
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