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Transient Images: Personal Media in Public Frameworks Eric Freedman

Transient Images: Personal Media in Public Frameworks

Eric Freedman

Published November 28th 2010
ISBN : 9781439903261
Hardcover
230 pages
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 About the Book 

In this probing study, Eric Freedman focuses on what images from photography, mobile communications, and the Internet reveal about looking. Exploring subjectivity by critically examining the look, he elaborates on the nature of the photographic frame and its relation to interpretive practices. Freedman scrutinizes what he calls techno-biographyoa life written through technology, and considers the movement of personal images into public spaces. He also considers authorship that situates the self as inherently engaged with and inscribed by information technology. All of the chapters in Transient Images explore Freedmans interest in examining how media technologies activate particular notions of self and community. He provides examples that address traumaopictures of missing children on milk cartons and episodes of the reality series Interventionoas well as the strategies behind creating and distributing personal advertisements on the Internet. Transient Images draws out the tensions that exist in images circulating in the digital era.