Blogmo Day 12: This is the eye of the machine
Courtesy of You Tube and mother Beeb, John Berger’s amazing, (and still relevant) Ways of Seeing. I highly suggest setting some time aside to watch all four episodes (each about a half hour). Here’s the first part of the first episode. If any of the links have gone down, please let me know, I think I have saved them to my hard drive, and can re-up them.
Mostly, this first part makes me think about how even more easily reproducible web images are than physical reproductions of the details of paintings (i.e. here, he talks about postcards sold at museum shops). What do JPEG reproductions fit in our “seeing” of images, especially with so many scattered across the web?
Here, have some JPEGs from my hard drive. They are not random by the mere fact that I have selected them from the thousands of pictures I see every day on the internet to keep. I often clean these random pictures out. But what do they say about me? More so, what do they say when placed next to one another outside of their original context?