Thoughts towards objects and the photographic assemblage

The RAW file demands ‘processing’ in a form of digital darkroom before the information as data can be visible as an image. Without that protocol/software processing the RAW data is unvisible. Even to open a RAW file in an image editing or image-organising application is to render the RAW data as image, unprocessed, approximate, default …

Object-oriented photography

I am a photographer. I photograph things, objects, material nonsubjects as Jane Bennett calls them (2010:ix). I understand these things from an object-oriented point-of-view, as actants in the world, as vibrant quasi-agents or forces (Bennett) that exceed their relations (Harman) – that are somehow more than the field of accidents, qualities and relations with which …

Jpeg: more than accidents, relations and qualities

Having established that jpeg can be treated as an object, it becomes necessary to explore what characterises an object from Harman’s point of view. What characteristics does jpeg as object have that enable us to understand its nature and its workings? For Harman, objects must be seen as beyond accidents, beyond relations and beyond qualities{Harman …

Some tentative thoughts on practice-research and the dialectic

Sullivan and Smith and Dean can be seen as working within the tradition of the Hegelian dialectic. Smith and Dean’s iterative cycle obviously owes much to a view of thesis, antithesis and synthesis[ref]It must be noted of course that Hegel did not use these terms. They were coined by his commentator  Heinrich Moritz Chalybäus{%Chalybäus 1854}[/ref]. …