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The Networked Image in Post-Digital Culture
Various Authors

The Networked Image in Post-Digital Culture, Various Authors

The Networked Image in Post-Digital Culture, Various AuthorsThe Networked Image in Post-Digital Culture
Various Authors

Edited by Andrew Dewdney and Katrina Sluis.


248 pages
157 x 235 mm
ISBN 9780367557560


This collection examines how the networked image establishes new social practices for the user and presents new challenges for cultural practitioners engaged in making, curating, teaching, exhibiting, archiving and preserving born-digital objects.

The mode of vision and imaging, established through photography over the previous two centuries, has and continues to be radically reconfigured by a hybrid of algorithms, computing, programmed capture and display devices, and an array of online platforms. The image under these new conditions is filtered, fluid, fleeting, permeable, mobile and distributed and is changing our ways of seeing. The chapters in this volume are the outcome of research conducted at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI) and its collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery over the last ten years. The book’s contributors investigate radical changes in the meanings and values of hybridised media in socio-technical networks and speak to the creeping automation of culture through applications of AI, social media platforms and the financialisation of data.

This interdisciplinary collection draws upon media and cultural studies, art history, art practice, photographic theory, user design, animation, museology and computer science as a way of making sense of the specific cultural consequences of the rapid succession of changes in image technologies and to bring the story up to date.

About the Editors
Andrew Dewdney is Research Professor and Codirector of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, at the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University.

Katrina Sluis was previously Senior Curator (Digital Programmes) at The Photographers’ Gallery, developing artistic commissions and public projects on machine vision, synthetic imaging, posthuman photography, net culture and speculative photographic education.

About the Publisher
Routledge is a British multinational publisher. It was founded in 1836 by George Routledge, and specialises in providing academic books, journals and online resources in the fields of humanities, behavioural science, education, law, and social science.