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  • The Unassimilable Image

O'Riley, Tim, 2016, Journal Article, The Unassimilable Image Flusser Studies, e-journal (22). online. ISSN 1661-5719 (In Press)

Abstract or Description:

A paper that explores the extent to which images remain resistant to their assimilation by the linguistic and technical systems that society has developed. It uses Damisch´s theory of /cloud/ to comment upon and refract Flusser´s notion of the technical image, proposing a productive incompleteness that the image continually feeds into our relationship to the world. With the image, laterality is as significant as linearity. Its form does not presuppose how it should be approached or understood; the provisionality heralded by /cloud/ and by the nature of the (technical) image can problematise, confound, or even offer an antidote to a systematising drive in the mediated world we inhabit.

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Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V350 History of Art
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W140 Printmaking
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 18:11
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2029

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