Die Kultur der Komputation. Digitale Bilder als Index?

Bruder, Johannes. (2010) Die Kultur der Komputation. Digitale Bilder als Index? Kunsttexte.de (1). pp. 1-10.

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Do digital images fit into the category of the index outlined by Charles Sanders Peirce? This article is dedicated to answering this question by examining ‘digital images’ as carriers of hopes and fears, as means of communication, as objects and cultural artefacts. The analytical differentiation between output and code leads to the insight that both have to be considered as potential signifers in their own realm which are solely related by algorithms. These algorithms themselves represent traces of a cultural context by acting as translators of meaning. The meaning itself is present in all forms of the ‚digital image‘.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie > Ehemalige Einheiten Kunstwissenschaften > Neuere Kunstgeschichte (Boehm)
UniBasel Contributors:Bruder, Johannes
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
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