qThis book explores from an aesthetic perspective how mobile phone technology, including mobile phone cameras, are used, and the impact this has on individual creativity and innovation, and on culture, sociality and aesthetics. Based on extensive original research including an ethnographic investigation of how specific images were created and distributed, it argues not that a new form of individual creativity is occurring, rather that a more distributed form of creativity now exists. It analyses the specific features of this, including compositional strategies, what messages individuals are seeking to express as revealed by blogs, and how such digital images represent a new kind of mass, generalised expressivity, a qnatural languageq or semiotic system. Throughout the book relates specific individual images to the wider issues being discussedq--1 Teleconference In my first semester teaching a new media theory course in Hong Kong in 2006, I set a class exercise on the social ... population on this scale (nearby Macau is marginally higher, but its population is much smaller, less than a tenth of that of Hong Kong). ... picture, and in this context it might be thought of as a circuit diagram, or the underlying semiconductor that generated this work.
|Title||:||Culture, Aesthetics and Affect in Ubiquitous Media|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-10-23|