terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2009

Interesting book: How Images Think

How Images Think (Paperback)
by Ron Burnett

Paperback: 275 pages
Publisher: MIT Press; New edition edition (15 Mar 2005)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0262524414
ISBN-13: 978-0262524414

"I tried to think of a witty play on 'Every picture tells a thousand words,' but then the whole word/picture thing collapsed on me. Burnett really marries the two together. This book is actually billions of pictures in disguise. Required reading in these accelerating times." - Douglas Coupland, novelist and visual artist"

Product Description
Digital images are an integral part of all media, including television, film, photography, animation, video games, data visualization, and the Internet. In the digital world, spectators become navigators wending their way through a variety of interactive experiences, and images become spaces of visualization with more and more intelligence programmed into the very fabric of communication processes. In How Images Think Ron Burnett explores this new ecology, which has transformed the relationships humans have with the image-based technologies they have created. Burnett argues that the development of this new, closely interdependent relationship marks a turning point in our understanding of the connections between humans and machines. He argues that virtual images occupy a "middle space," combining the virtual and the real into an environment of visualization that blurs the distinctions between subject and object - part of a continuum of experiences generated by creative choices by viewers, the results of which cannot be attributed either to images or to participants. Added to this edition are Burnett's latest thoughts on the subject, in his "Notes on the paperback edition."

About the Author
Ron Burnett is President of Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in Vancouver and Artist/Designer at the New Media Innovation Center. He is the author of Cultures of Vision: Images, Media, and the Imaginary and the editor of Explorations in Film Theory."


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