The Reconfigured Eye
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The Reconfigured Eye

Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era

By William J. Mitchell

Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, and use images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution.

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Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, and use images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution.

"An intelligent and readable approach to the digitization of images.... A useful overview of a critical subject."—New York Times Book Review

Enhanced? Or faked? Today the very idea of photographic veracity is being radically challenged by the emerging technology of digital image manipulation and synthesis: photographs can now be altered at will in ways that are virtually undetectable, and photorealistic synthesized images are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish from actual photographs. Continuing William Mitchell's investigations of how we understand, reason about, and use images, The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of the digital image in detail and looks closely at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential, and at the ethical questions it raises.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262132862 283 pp. | 9.9 in x 8.5 in

Paperback

$45.00 X | £35.00 ISBN: 9780262631600 283 pp. | 9.9 in x 8.5 in