Softimage

Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image

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With today’s digital technology, the image is no longer a stable representation of the world, but a programmable view of a database that is updated in real time. It no longer functions as a political and iconic representation, but plays a vital role in synchronic data-to-data relationships. It is not only part of a program, but it contains its own operating code: the image is a program in itself. Softimage aims to account for that new reality, taking readers on a journey that gradually undoes our unthinking reliance on the apparent solidity of the photographic image and building in its place an original and timely theorization of the digital image in all its complexity, one that promises to spark debate within the evolving fields of image studies and software studies.

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Year Published
2015
Language
English
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MLA
Hoelzl, Ingrid, and Rémi Marie. Softimage: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Chicago
Hoelzl, Ingrid, and Rémi Marie. Softimage: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image. Chicago, United States of America: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
APA
Hoelzl, I., & Marie, R. (2015). Softimage: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image. University of Chicago Press.
BibTex
@book{Hoelzl2015Softimage, address = {Chicago, United States of America}, author = {Hoelzl, Ingrid and Marie, R{\' e}mi}, year = {2015}, publisher = {University of Chicago Press}, title = {Softimage: Towards a {New} {Theory} of the {Digital} {Image}}, }