Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Figures for memory

This Wondermark cartoon ponders the figures people use to describe how memory works.

Photography as a figure for memory; cave painting as a figure for memory. One way that photography has long been a figure for how the mind works is the development process: the gradual emergence of the image in the darkroom. An ongoing question of mine (here, for example): what figures will we make out of digital photography?

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