Anatomy of Facebook Likes

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In a combination of interests, I have been creating a database of my Facebook ‘likes’ for quite some time, as a source of analytical understating, both of my photographs and on how Facebook works. That is the problem with being both a photographer and a data geek. I note which Facebook Groups are used, and record the details of the …

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 …