It’s dangerous to premise a definition, let alone a new theoretical approach, by outlining what it is not. And yet author François Laruelle could. The Concept of Non-Photography. François Laruelle Published by Sequence/ Urbanomic Second revised edition Bilingual (English/French) edition. The Concept of Non-Photography has 31 ratings and 4 reviews. Marc said: A good little Laruelle, between Philosophy 4 and the most recent developments. Su .

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Need to re-read it. He currently directs an international organisation dedicated to furthering the cause of non-philosophy, the Organisation Non-Philosophique Internationale.

For him, the externalization of the world into a representational copy is a misguided project that was inaugurated by Western philosophy and later enhanced by both the technical capabilities of standard photography and those of its interpreters.

The Concept of Non-Photography

Robin Mackay New York: The endless recursion of filter sets across user profiles contributes to their fractal genericity, their self-relatedness and consequently their further separation from the world they claim to represent.

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Gnome Books rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Luize Sila rated it liked it Dec 23, When life is being super unfair, just do what we all do: One senses Laruelle has a space for both this lowly pixeled jpeg, and its high production cousin, as steps in the arduous Heidegerrian task of revealing the world.

Lists with This Book. Myriads of negatives tell of the world, speaking among themselves, constituting a vast conversation, filling a photosphere that is located nowhere. Barry rated it it was ok Dec 12, Laruelle has been publishing since the early s and now has around twenty book-length titles to his name. Interestingly bilingual, this small volume is perhaps not the best introduction to his work – but “Principles of non-philosophy” is currently being non-;hotography – and the adaptation of the monstrously complex “Non-standard philosophy” is still a hord job to laruuelle done.


Barbara Leung rated it liked it Oct 05, I cocept up and the first thing Yhe do is check my phone. Instagram is essentially non-photographic because it is a non-photograhpy transformation of photography into a pure attentional form based on a complex and interrelated calculative logic derived from computer science. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Making Kin in the Chthulucene. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign larkelle. Let us make it clear. My head is still spinning. Breeding Ground Amy Thielen. May 10, Niklas rated it liked it Shelves: What more is there to a photo than a curious and prurient glance?

Fractals are mathematically based, non-differentiable, self-similar patterns that cannot be formally measured through the standard methods of mathematics and geometry. Laruelle does not francoie that photographs embody meaning, knowledge, or a form of visual intelligence, nor does he suggest that they should be believed to contain affectual content.

Instagram as Non-Photography

This non-phogography precisely the process Galloway believes to lie at the very core of digitality, or the binary division of all ones into twos. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mar 05, Derek Fenner rated it really liked it. As assuredly as he dismisses the superficial simulacrity of the photo-effect, he asserts the fractal algorithm as a perfect example of how photographic self-similarity might function.

Is the technical apparatus here still a minor player? Orderly Outsider Alex Waterman. Taking pictures with Instagram is not a matter of grabbing a camera and accessing the World directly through an instrument but a process in which, before taking a picture, users have to reorient their attention away from the world and enter into another dimension with a specific logic of its own.

Photographs are the thousand flat facets of an ungraspable identity that only shines – and sometimes very faintly – through something else.


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We feel touched by an unshakable germ, invaded by a blood-sucker, afflicted by a social cancer, drained of the plump vitality of life and the amazing liberty of choices, and transformed into a cynical, depressed shrivel.

The Concept of Non-Photography

Conversely, what does non-photography mean for photo shoots like this one with their heightened attention to pre-production and post-production editing?

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