It’s dangerous to premise a definition, let alone a new theoretical approach, by outlining what it is not. And yet author François Laruelle could. The Concept of Non-Photography. François Laruelle Published by Sequence/ Urbanomic Second revised edition Bilingual (English/French) edition. The Concept of Non-Photography has 31 ratings and 4 reviews. Marc said: A good little Laruelle, between Philosophy 4 and the most recent developments. Su .

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Instagram as Non-Photography

Preparing to Welcome the Chthulucene Agustina Zegers. Photography may seem to reflect the World, but unlike a mirror that continually depends on the physical realm for reflectivity, a picture, once taken, is infinitely autonomous and no longer requires the camera, the photographer or even the World to validate its image content.

Be the first to ask a question about The Concept of Non-Photography. By functioning as an apparatus for the mechanically automated separation of the world from its visible surface, photography succeeded in extending the logic of standard philosophy through conceiving of thought as a facsimile of the World.

Katherine rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Andy Hayleck rated it really liked it May 16, Instagram as Non-Photography Mohammad Salemy. A Guide to not being depressed about US electoral politics this November.

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The Concept of Non-Photography

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Months later, they meet again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Who is working whom?

For example, In Junea line of powerful storm caused a mass power outage, causing Instagram servers to go offline for several days. All is open to discussion.

Jordan Peacock rated it it was ok Laruells 30, Letter to a wanderer through the city of the instant Drew Burk. Instagram is essentially non-photographic because it is a technological transformation of photography into a pure attentional form based on a complex and interrelated calculative logic derived from computer science. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My head is still spinning.

The Concept of Non-Photography by François Laruelle

Adam Roan rated it really liked it Oct 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gnome Books rated it it was amazing Non-phorography 04, Let us make it clear. For the purposes of DIS and her photographer readership, The Concept of Non-Photography serves to affirm what we already assume, that the photograph creates an image anterior to both copy and abstraction.

We feel touched by an unshakable germ, invaded by a blood-sucker, afflicted by a social cancer, drained of the plump non-photogrraphy of life and the amazing liberty of choices, and transformed into a cynical, depressed shrivel.


Photographs are the thousand flat facets of an ungraspable identity that only shines – and sometimes very faintly – through something else. Return to Book Page.

Polity, Random House, Instagram photographs are therefore not of the World but instead exist autonomously from it, engaged in a collective game of attention exchange. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind.

P rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Instead they distance further away to an abstract temporal dimension from which the contemporary moment already looked predictably aged. From a temporal standpoint, Instagram is not only undermining the future of photography but is also having an obliterating effect on the history of the medium.

Robin rated it liked it Jul 06, Claire rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Studio Visit Stuart Krimko. Ricardo De Lima rated it liked it Dec 27, Hashtags and other searchable text entered by users also impose their own fractality on Instagram photographs. Emily Blakely rated it really liked it Dec 26,