Rachel Meneguzzi – Final Project Research Presentation

Erik Kessels

http://www.kesselskramer.com/exhibitions/24-hrs-of-photos

24hrs_of_photos Erik

24 HRS in Photos

– Installation of 1 million photos uploaded to Flickr, Facebook and Google in 24 hours.

– Shows how we constantly overwhelmed by the amount of images we are presented and have access to.

– Shows how public our private life has become.

Penelope Umbrico

http://www.penelopeumbrico.net/

– Uses appropriation and extraction from social media and online shopping sites (flickr, craigslist, ebay).

– Uses subjects that are collectively photographed, and then collects them herself.

– Has a strong interest on how images function differently online than print-based images.

– Aspects of “images-blindness” (as discussed in the third reading).

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Sunsets from Flickr

– Every image of a sunset uploaded to Flickr.

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T.V’s From Craigslist

Images of televisions put up for sale on craigslist.

– The photographs provide an extremely personal space to the viewer through the reflection of the interior of the room and the photographer

– The people taking the photographs don’t realise how personal these images really are and uploading them online for anyone to see, in the same way that people looking to buy a television are not noticing the reflections.

My idea

– The overwhelming amount of images we see daily distorts the way we view things just as the overwhelming amount of time we spend on our phones distorts the way we experience things.

– To critique not only image-blindness but experience-blindness that technology, cell phones in particular, impart on us.

– I want to show that our private life has become public through the use of social media because of this, we are losing social skills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngt1JK3DyOU

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