Joanna Zylinska on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:34:29 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Life, politics and space on Photomediations Machine: December news

Dear All,

We have the pleasure to announce eight new posts, which have recently been published on Photomediations Machine:

- Joanna Zylinska interviews Manuel Vason, whose artistic practice explores the relationship between photography and performance:

- Artist Trevor Paglen collaborated with scientists from the MIT to send one hundred photographs to space:

- ‘A Point of Balance’ by Tanya Clarke is an attempt to reconcile the need to fulfill domestic routines with a desire to make creative work:

- ‘And, experts fear’ by Sophie Hoyle explores how diaspora identities are constructed online in the era of transnationalism:

- Elizabeth A. Kessler investigates the images obtained from the Hubble Space Telescope and the mediation processes involved in their production:

- ‘Living Metadata’ critically assesses the growing mass of metadata within digital society, offering a hypothetical solution to the energy drain caused by technologically augmented living:

- Huang Yao reflects on the ubiquity of screens in public spaces and the effect they have on us:

- David Bate’s ‘Indian Notes on Democracy’ disrupts our notions of social space and street culture:


Photomediations Machine is a curated online space where the dynamic relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can be encountered, experienced and engaged.

Photomediations Machine adopts a process-based approach to image making by tracing the technological, biological, cultural, social and political flows of mediation that produce photographic objects. Showcasing theoretical and practical work at the intersections of art and mainstream practices, Photomediations Machine is both an archive of mediations past and a site of production of media as-we-do-not-know-them-yet. Photomediations Machine is non-commercial, non-profit and fully open access.

Curated by Joanna Zylinska and Ting Ting Cheng, Photomediations Machine has an International Advisory Board which includes Katherine Behar, Lisa Cartwright, Alberto López Cuenca, Asbjørn Grønstad, Richard Grusin, Sarah Kember, Max Liljefors, Melissa Miles, Nicholas Mirzoeff, W.J.T. Mitchell, Luiza Nader, Nina Sellars, Jonathan Shaw, Katrina Sluis, Marquard Smith, Hito Steyerl and Bernadette Wegenstein. It is a sister project to the online open access journal Culture Machine (, established in 1999.

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Professor Joanna Zylinska
Department of Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London

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