Week Four Reflections

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Let me start by answering some specific questions from the presentations of Week 4. I should note upfront that reading Vilém Flusser‘s book has really helped add to my understanding of why Gary set things out this way. Presentation 1: Outwit Thinking on your practice, what are the apparatus and programmes you are using and how are you outwitting them? The shoot …

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 …