The Look of the Irish

From RTE, “ON TV, ONLINE AND THE RTÉ STILLS LIBRARY, LOOK OF THE IRISH CELEBRATES THE PHOTOS WHICH HAVE SHOWN US WHO WE ARE SINCE 1839.” ‘The Look of the Irish’ is a series of 9 programs dedicated to Photography and representation. This is the list: Fergus Bourke: In His Own Words RTÉ One, 11.10pm… Continue reading The Look of the Irish

Police filming English streets in 1935

This film illustrates an early example of technologically-mediated visual surveillance: the use of cine cameras by the British police in 1935 in the English town of Chesterfield in an operation to crack down on illegal street betting. The film accompanies an article by Chris Williams in Surveillance & Society 6(1) which explains what was going on and why…… Continue reading Police filming English streets in 1935

Dear Mr Pepsident:

‘Dear Mr President‘ is PEPSI’s advert (thought and thus, it would be so much cooler if it was Mr PEPSIdent); you are suppose to answer this question: ‘what would you say to the man who is about to refresh America?’. PEPSI then becomes the channel, the messenger, the carrier, the pigeon, the media between the audience and the… Continue reading Dear Mr Pepsident:

Paranaiv, with an infinite blog.

Apart from other things like having designed a very useful Web Design Sketch book, a pretty clever album sleeve for Antony and the Johnsons imaginary new album, and a very interesting project called Livezine, where the images are alive (go and see if you dont believe me), Paranaiv offers what it would look like an infinite… Continue reading Paranaiv, with an infinite blog.

A Photographic Share Economy?

At the Inaugural Youth Ball, the new President of the United States of (North) America and the First Lady Obama salute the crowd. What an amazing image! While the event is happening, we the audience indulge in its consumption by recording it, rather than experiencing the event itself. We engage the media, the channel, the interface, and not the message.… Continue reading A Photographic Share Economy?

Mapping the world: the panorama.

In our endeavor of mapping the world, there has been a good number of inventions and developments that would keep us amazed for the rest of our lives. The history of panoramic photography is quite an interesting one, and has referents from the very beginning of Photography. From the first 1843 hand-cranked camera, with fixed-lens, and a 150° field of view, to the… Continue reading Mapping the world: the panorama.