Towards an object-oriented photography… again

Following Ian Bogost’s thoughts about Winogrand and mine about Frank, some more half-baked musings about object-oriented photography. Bogost and I are in agreement about an object-oriented sensibility or at least sensitivity in some photographers. For him it is Winogrand’s taking photographs to see what the world looks like in photographs. For me it’s Frank’s panoply …

Half way to being baked

After an interesting Twitter discussion with Robert Jackson (@parallax00) and Tero Karppi (@karppi) as well as beginning to read Martin Weller’s The Digital Scholar), reading Nigel Thrift’s thoughts on blogademics… some (half-baked) thoughts. This site(blog) doesn’t attract many comments. I wouldn’t say it’s crowd sourcing my research, let alone my thesis. It provides (to follow …

Software is a thing in our neighbourhood

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun appears to be searching for a similar opening in her conclusion to Programming Visions{Chun 2011} to Galloway and Thacker’s Exploit (2007) where she asks whether software’s anomalous position and nature can “enable freedom and movement”{%Chun 2011@177}. At first sight Chun’s account of ‘programmability’ and ‘software as a metaphor for metaphor’{Chun 2011} would …

BETA believe it: Birkbeckmedia – “excellence in teaching”

OK, a bit of a self-promotion. Well I am looking for a teaching job so if anyone knows of anything or wants to talk… let me know. Just been informed I have been awarded a Birkbeck Excellence in Teaching (BETA) award for my development of use of the Birkbeckmedia site, Evernote notebook and #birkbeckmedia hashtag. …

So what…

So what… What critical value does an object-oriented philosophy add to our understanding of media, the Internet and contemporary relations of power? I am arguing that an object-oriented approach allows us to see software, imaging and networks in a new and useful way, a way focused on objects not wider fields of power, relationality, potentiality …