Discussion with Stella on ‘Pixels’

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Prompted by a conversation with Danny, I dug out a conversation I had with Stella on Pixels, Film and Phenomenology. Here it is: …………………. Dear students, We discussed earlier today an article I wrote on the term “Pixel” published in the journal Philosophy of Photography in 2012. Stella Baraklianou 2012 Pixel Philosophy of Photography I was planning to send it …

Philosophy and Post-Industrial Opium Dens – Vilém Flusser

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I love this quote, for all sorts of reasons. ‘Amateur photographers’ clubs are places where one gets high on the structural complexities of cameras, where one goes on a photograph-trip – post-industrial Opium Dens’. (pg. 58). Firstly, I am not personally a fan of the kind of nit-picking attention to technical detail in photographs that can become symptomatic in competitions …