Punctum is a Duration – Jacques Derrida

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I have been wandering through the pages of Fifty Key Writers on Photography (edited by Mark Durden), and was stopped by Derrida. He argues that Barthes‘ Punctum is not a point – but a duration. Derrida is taking a phenomenological view – that our experience impacts how we view that ‘moment’ of punctum. It has relation to the past and …

Digital …

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Just to get something off my chest. I have been reading a few books on the ‘digital revolution’, and almost all manage to use the word ‘digital’ in overlapping and sometimes non-defined ways. The intent, I assume, is to somehow make everything digital totally different to anything analogue. But the effect is to confuse and in some cases exaggerate. Ritchin’s …