Annotating the World

Hillman, John (2016) Annotating the World. In: Kultur und Informatik: Augmented Reality. Glückstadt: VWH, pp. 55-64. ISBN 978-3-86488-103-9

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Abstract

The chapter deals with ideas connected to Augmented reality and photography. Augmented reality is generally understood to be a direct or indirect view of the world supplemented by additional information, data or graphics. It provides an enhancement to our perception of reality, usually in real time. This chapter examines how digital photography, with its image-creation based overlays and information, may be understood specifically as a process of perception enhancement. This approach, differing from previous understandings of photography in the analogue age, offers a new account of how the world is mediated and interfaced.

The focus of the chapter explores the doxa of image-making interfaces built into the devices we use to produce digital photographs. These controlling augmentations force us into a perception of the world as being simultaneously a visible reality and a representational object. With the subsequent addition of geo-tags, meta-data along with online social and user generated interactions, digital photographs are no longer simply representations of reality but are better seen as annotations of a particular kind of imaged reality.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
J900 Others in Technology
V500 Philosophy
W600 Cinematics and Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Visual Communication
Depositing User: Dr John Hillman
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 08:49
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 08:49
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7516

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