[spectre] Twitter portraits, MP3 faces and geologic timescales: new in Photomediations Machine

Joanna Zylinska jo.zylinska at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 20:34:14 CET 2014

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

-    Status Symbols: amazing Twitter portraits created with spinning 
LEDs that translate celebrities' tweets into flashing bursts of light:

-    Lost in Fathoms challenges our perception of geologic timescales 
and of humanity's impact on the earth’s systems:

-    What does your face sound like in mp3? Sound Portraits:

-    Topia daedala: landscapes manufactured from plastic and clouds, in 
the era of petrochemical urgency:

-    BLKBX.MOV: The Black Box as an icon of power and ideology explored 
via popular Internet images:

-    A visual essay that analyses creative processes and formulas in art:

-    A reassessment of portraiture via the art and science of 

-    ‘Would you mind my drone taking a picture of us?’: the ‘dronie’ as 
a new Internet craze:


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
For regular updates and more, 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

NEW BOOK, Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene, available open access:

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