Framing The World Through My Photographs
” Becoming aware of the water we swim in and how it leads us to the future of photography”
What is the digital age? -‘ The digital is an age in which we can easily find, share and consume information via linked digital devices’
Agrarian/Agricultural Age : Crops and advances in crop science.
Industrial Age : Mass production and standardisation.
Digital Age : Information.
Information has never been physical, it is all code.
Who inhabits the digital age?
Digital Natives : “Born after 1980, when social digital technologies, such as usenet and bulletin board systems, came online.They all have access to the networked digital technologies, and they all have the skills to use those technologies” – John Palfry &User Gerder.
I myself am a digital native, part of the only generation that will live in a completely digital age.
Digital Settlers : – People born before 1980 but who have embraced the digital age and have chosen to live a digital life.
This relates to my parents and people of a similar age.
Digital Immigrants :- Born before the existence of digital, these people have adapted to some aspects of a digital life either through choice or necessity.
“One thing about which fish know exactly nothing is water, since they have no anti-enviroment which would enable them to perceive the element they live in” – Marshall McLuhan.
The problem we face in a digital age are mass information, copy write, jobs and privacy.
Find something like a photograph, gig, newspaper article, painting, website, anything like that to make a statement that SUPPORTS the digital age.
This is my response to this task.