Imaging digital lives

Were, Graeme (2013) Imaging digital lives. Journal of Material Culture, 18 3: 213-222. doi:10.1177/1359183513489927

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Author Were, Graeme
Title Imaging digital lives
Journal name Journal of Material Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-1835
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1177/1359183513489927
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 213
End page 222
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
...The articles presented in this special issue therefore give compelling accounts of how new imaging technologies offer changes in the conditions of production, circulation and access to visual culture. In focusing on different types of digital images and their specificities, they contribute to an emerging anthropology of digital communication that, by and large, has ignored digital images in favour of text-based mediation (e.g. Miller and Slater, 2000). Redressing this underdevelopment by uniquely exploring how people are utilizing digital images to initiate and foster social relationships and representations in new creative forms helps us to re-think taken-for-granted assumptions regarding the meaning of community, of agency as well as forcing us to reconsider the very nature of ‘images’ themselves. As readers of this issue will find, digital images offer a form of tangibility – something to grasp and hold on to – rather than an ethereal sequence of binary codes lacking any form and substance. In this sense, ‘Imaging Digital Lives’ serves to reveal the complex intersection of people, places and events mediated through digital technologies, and from the perspective of indigenous, diaspora, minority and marginalized communities, those subjects that are considered outside the margins of mainstream society.
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