Killing Time: New Memory and Smartphone Photography

Abstract

In the smartphone era, personal snapshots move swiftly beneath the gaze of a vast audience of different countries and time zones. With photographic practice evolving at such a rapid pace, it’s important to reflect on how our relationship with the medium textures personal history, and filters presence in the moment. This presentation will explore new photographic understandings of time by drawing on a philosophy of speed, theories of new memory, and critiques of photography’s relationship to the past. Smartphone photography is a vehicle through which we experience both historical and radical modes of temporality. This presentation traces ruptures and trajectories within the ongoing story of our social photographic practice.



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Tara McLennan, University of Technology, Australia

Paper Information
Conference: MediAsia2013
Stream: Media Studies

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