University of Hertfordshire

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Ways of Seeing

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Ways of Seeing is a dynamic Installation driven by a real-time webcam feed combined with visual materials gathered using algorithmic data-mining techniques from publicly available web sites. The work is displayed using four identical monitors, which are wall-mounted at eye level.

Ways of Seeing, deliberately named in reference to John Berger’s important contribution to our understanding of how visual information is given cultural meaning, is an installation designed to make viewers aware of two contrasting aspects of digital (re)mediation. On the one hand, the ideological gaze, the filtered narratives of power, causation and interpretation that underlie the construction of meaning and on the other, the opportunities for provocation and dissent provided by the affordances of modern digital networked information systems.


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