Walter Benjamin – The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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Walter Benjamin’s work is refreshing, in his attempt to deal with photography as a unique medium, rather than transpose the traditions of painting and sculpture onto it. The very title of the book, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, suggests the challenges and possible limitations of photography as an Art. In this first sense, it is a forward looking …

IC Week One Reflections

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It has been a good start to the new module, with a good range of intellectual content, and helpful first online discussions with Michelle and Steph. As I tend to write several posts each week, and there were quite a few completed in the vacation period, I am going to keep these reflection comments simple. First, I am gearing up …