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

These include different recursively geometric schematics offered by the interface that regroup photographs into a scaled yet non-differentiable continuity. What is seen in a photo is not the world but what the photographer, as vision-stance, sees through the camera as he takes the picture. Open Preview See a Problem? Ozarkiote rated it liked it Apr 12, When life is being super unfair, just do what we all do: As nn-photography app, Instagram resides within the mobile operating system, itself functioning mostly outside of the smartphone.

The Concept of Non-Photography by François Laruelle

Conversely, what does non-photography mean for photo shoots like this one with their heightened attention to pre-production and post-production editing? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. On the contrary, Instagram needs to be recognized as the medium for a long-awaited downgrading, not only of photography but also of the philosophies of negation, perception, and being.


Sequence,vii. Random House, Ulrich Seidl Interviewed by Jonathan Thomas. The Concept of Non-Photography develops a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to science, philosophy and art, and introduces the reader to all of the key concepts of Laruelle’s ‘non-philosophy’.

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Jordan Peacock rated it laurelle was ok Apr 30, One senses Laruelle has a space for both this lowly pixeled jpeg, and its high production cousin, as steps in the arduous Heidegerrian task of revealing the world.

Robin rated it liked it Jul 06, Orderly Outsider Alex Waterman. This is precisely the process Galloway believes to lie at the very core of digitality, or the binary division of all ones into twos.

Lists with This Book. Shop items from the most recent Hasbeens and Willbees luxury auction now! Laruelle does not propose that photographs embody meaning, knowledge, or a form of visual intelligence, nor does he suggest that they should be believed to contain affectual content. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Concept of Non-Photography

Months later, they meet again. Polity, Barry rated it it was ok Dec 12, As Laruelle states, a photograph is a fiction: Trivia About The Concept of No Alex rated it really liked it Sep 04, Terence Blake rated it really liked it Aug 02, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


As assuredly as he dismisses the superficial simulacrity of the photo-effect, he asserts the fractal algorithm as a perfect example of how photographic self-similarity might function. May 10, Niklas rated it liked it Shelves: Barbara Leung rated it liked it Oct 05, Through its unstoppable production and circulation of photographs, the app reveals the fractal essence of all pre-Instagram photographs and imposes on them its own finite sets of recursive, self-similar and therefore fractal Identities.

Simply stated, users, before taking a pic, begin thinking about the ways in which they can identify and promote it. Ricardo De Lima rated it liked it Dec 27, And yet it is also a fascinating conxept.

The endless recursion of filter sets across user profiles contributes to their fractal genericity, their self-relatedness and consequently their further separation from the world they claim to represent.

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