Rethinking Theories and Practices of Imaging

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorTimothy Engström, Evan Selinger

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This is the first volume of its kind to analyze the impact that theories and practices of imaging have had on a variety of fields. It draws on an impressive range of philosophical approaches, from analytic, to pragmatic, to phenomenological -- concluding that imaging is developing a social and cultural impact comparable to language.

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This is the first volume of its kind to analyze the impact that theories and practices of imaging have had on a variety of fields. It draws on an impressive range of philosophical approaches, from analytic, to pragmatic, to phenomenological -- concluding that imaging is developing a social and cultural impact comparable to language.

TIMOTHY ENGSTROM is Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. EVAN SELINGER is Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.   
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.86 × 5.56 × 1.01 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580653

ISBN - 13:9780230580657

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Table of Contents

List of Images
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
PART I: REINVENTING SIGHT
Reinventing Sight: Theories and Practices of Imaging; T.Engström & E.Selinger
PART II: PERCEPTION AND IMAGING
Visual Apprehension and the European Renaissance; A.Crosby
Experience and Experiment in Art; A.Noë
Phenomenology and Imaging: Incorporating the Material; D.Ihde
PART III: EPISTEMOLOGY, IDENTITY AND IMAGING
Concrete Images for Abstract Questions: A Philosophical View; P.Grim
The Epistemic Function of Brain Images; M.Delehanty
Technologies to Bond With; A.Clark
On the Subject of Neural and Sensory Prostheses; L.Cartwright & B.Goldfarb
PART IV: ART, AESTHETICS AND IMAGING
Final Fantasy, or the [Dis]Illusion of Computer Graphic Life; V.Sobchack
A Scene in the Digital Library: Imaging Literature; C.Burnett
William Kentridge: Moving Pictures; C.Reade
PART V: ETHICS, POLITICS, AND IMAGING
Publicity and Indifferences: Media, Surveillance, 'Humanitarian Intervention'; T.Keenan
ELSI Priorities for Brain Imaging; J.Illes, R.de Vries, M.Cho & P.Schraedley-Desmond
The End of the World Picture? Lyotard, Technology, and the Human; S.Malpas
Word and Image in Online Education; A.Freeberg
Index