Simage Talk: the Rise of Crowd Imaging with Erik Adigard and Mark Petrakis
How are billions of new images each day augmenting the mediasphere while revealing (or obscuring) reality? For the last 500 centuries, image has functioned as our mirror, as our representation, and as our cage. What is the nature of that relationship today? Images are no longer just pictorial, they coalesce into an environment, an ecology, and even an atmosphere. Overwhelmingly abundant, image is less valuable than ever before, but image has nonetheless supplanted the power of traditional language systems and is changing culture on profound ways.