In this intervention, I try to introduce a reflection on the status that images have acquired within the complex system of contemporary media, often referred to as digital capitalism, data capitalism or platform society. My speech, therefore, moves between media studies and visual culture studies – though, in the final part, I will propose a dialogue between these disciplines and the political economy of material and symbolic resources. To conduct this reflection, I use an example that seems to me profoundly revealing: the video filters for face distortion or manipulation effects that are spreading with impressive speed on various social platforms and particularly on Instagram.

Eugeni, R., Digital media images: A New Political Economy of Light, in Dario Edoardo Viganò, S. Z. M. S. S. (ed.), Changing Media in a Changing World, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Rome 2022: 105- 113 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/212967]

Digital media images: A New Political Economy of Light

eugeni, r.
2022

Abstract

In this intervention, I try to introduce a reflection on the status that images have acquired within the complex system of contemporary media, often referred to as digital capitalism, data capitalism or platform society. My speech, therefore, moves between media studies and visual culture studies – though, in the final part, I will propose a dialogue between these disciplines and the political economy of material and symbolic resources. To conduct this reflection, I use an example that seems to me profoundly revealing: the video filters for face distortion or manipulation effects that are spreading with impressive speed on various social platforms and particularly on Instagram.
Inglese
Changing Media in a Changing World
9788826607481
Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Eugeni, R., Digital media images: A New Political Economy of Light, in Dario Edoardo Viganò, S. Z. M. S. S. (ed.), Changing Media in a Changing World, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Rome 2022: 105- 113 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/212967]
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