[spectre] Drone selfies, photos of our thoughts and the horrors of visuality: Photomediations Machine

Joanna Zylinska jo.zylinska at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 10:55:34 CEST 2014

We have the pleasure to announce eight new contributions to the curated 
online space Photomediations Machine:

- IOCOSE investigate what a drone would do if war and terror were over:

- Jack Carvosso’s images of spontaneous feats of balance cast a new 
light on the everyday:

- Google takes on the challenge to respond to artist Guido Segni’s 'Pics 
or it didn't happen' request:

- The visual corruption of the idea of Terra Australis by Perth-based 
artist Mike Gray:

- An investigation of how science and art have attempted to capture 
human thought in images:

- Pasi Väliaho’s video essay explores a secret behind a photograph from 
a concentration camp:

- An artist 'grows' images in a petri dish, using liquid colours and 

- Rob Coley argues that current mechanisms of omnipresent control demand 
a new study of visuality:


Photomediations Machine is a curated online space where the dynamic 
relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can 
be encountered, experienced and engaged.

Photomediations Machine adopts a process-based approach to image making 
by tracing the technological, biological, cultural, social and political 
flows of mediation that produce photographic objects. Showcasing 
theoretical and practical work at the intersections of art and 
mainstream practices, Photomediations Machine is both an archive of 
mediations past and a site of production of media 
as-we-do-not-know-them-yet. Photomediations Machine is non-commercial, 
non-profit and fully open access.

Curated by Joanna Zylinska and Ting Ting Cheng, Photomediations Machine 
has an International Advisory Board which includes Katherine Behar, Lisa 
Cartwright, Alberto López Cuenca, Asbjørn Grønstad, Richard Grusin, 
Sarah Kember, Max Liljefors, Melissa Miles, Nicholas Mirzoeff, W.J.T. 
Mitchell, Luiza Nader, Nina Sellars, Jonathan Shaw, Katrina Sluis, 
Marquard Smith, Hito Steyerl and Bernadette Wegenstein. It is a sister 
project to the online open access journal Culture Machine 
(http://www.culturemachine.net), established in 1999.

Website: http://www.photomediationsmachine.net
Follow us on Twitter: @Photomediations
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photomediations.machine

Submissions invited:

Professor Joanna Zylinska
Department of Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London


Curator of Photomediations Machine

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