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Imagery in the 21st Century

Oliver Grau


We are surrounded by images as never before: On Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; and in media art and science. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today’s information explosion would be unmanageable. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or even autonomously. This book offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and analytical approaches to the visual. It examines this revolution in ... More

Keywords: Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, virtual worlds, database economy, dramaturgy, hypermedia, neurosciences, bio art, visual phenomena

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015721
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver Grau, editor

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Front Matter

1 Introduction: Imagery in the 21st Century

Oliver Grau, and Thomas Veigl

I Image Phenomena of the 21st Century

2 Current Screens

Sean Cubitt

II Critical Terms of the 21st Century

10 On Sourcery, or Code as Fetish

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

11 Cultural Interfaces: Interaction Revisited

Christa Sommerer, and Laurent Mignonneau

12 Feeling the Image: Some Critical Notes on Affect

Marie-Luise Angerer, and Nicholas Grindell

III New Tools for Us: Strategies for Image Analysis

IV Coda

End Matter