the versatile image
stuart allan, david bate, david campbell
New insights into the shifting cultures of today’s ‘hypervisual’ digital universe. With the advent of digital technologies and the Internet, photography can, at last, fulfill its promise and forgotten potential as both a versatile medium and an adaptable creative practice. This multidisciplinary volume provides new insights into the shifting cultures affecting the production, collection, usage, and circulation of photographic images on interactive World Wide Web platforms. International contributors from across the arts and humanities consider fundamental concepts that are associated with the practical applications of convergent technologies and media, focusing on the role of digital and mobile cultures and image-making in the everyday life of citizens and their experience of today’s ‘hypervisual’ digital universe, while exploring how contemporary artists creatively interact with such new photographic contexts. Accompanied by a specially commissioned photo-essay, the volume is an important new resource for photographers, artists, and curators as well as academics. Contributors: Stuart Allan (Bournemouth University), David Bate (University of Westminster), David Campbell (University of Sunderland/Durham University), Bronwen Colquhoun (Victoria and Albert Museum), Mia Fineman (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Areti Galani (Newcastle University), Janda Gooding (Australian War Memorial), Dr Loplop (independent), Paolo Magagnoli (University College London), Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca College), Caitlin Patrick (King’s College London), Mikko Villi (University of Helsinki), Rachel Wells (Newcastle University), Meir Wigoder (Sapir College and Tel Aviv University).