Today I participated in #Twecon on twitter. The rules were quite strict but it was a lot of fun. At some point soon I will write a blog post elaborating on my presentation with proper references etc.
All presentations can be found here (prefaced by the rules) Mine was as follows:
The Inherent Melancholy of the Photograph: A Ghost in the Machine?
A brief exploration of emotional response to photography.
1. The Inherent Melancholy of the Photograph: A Ghost in the Machine? A brief exploration of emotional response to photography. #twecon
2. Barthes wrote of ‘the melancholy of photography itself’. Photos have an innate aura of absence, a moment past. #twecon
4 Modern technologies invite us to imbue images with nostalgia http://tinyurl.com/ydj575g like the earlier use of faux sepia tones #twecon
5 But I propose it is the unnatural stillness of the image that triggers an atavistic part of the brain, suggesting rigour of death #twecon
EDIT: Here is a great post about today’s #twecon