Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age challenges orthodoxies of photographic theory and practice. Beyond understanding the image as a static representation of reality, it shows photography as a linchpin of dynamic developments in augmented intelligence, neuroscience, critical theory, and cybernetic cultures. Through essays by leading philosophers, political theorists, software artists, media researchers, curators, and experimental programmers, photography emerges not as a mimetic or a recording device but simultaneously as a new type of critical discipline and a new art form that stands at the crossroads of visual art, contemporary philosophy, and digital technologies.

chapter 1|7 pages

The New Paradigm

part I|1 pages

From Pictorial Practices to Algorithmic Capitalism

chapter 2|17 pages

Images Without Worlds

chapter 3|15 pages

Undoing Imperial Modernity

chapter 4|14 pages

Between Topography and Topology

chapter 5|16 pages

Creating London’s Image

chapter 6|7 pages

Drone Alliances

part II|1 pages

The Image Between Representation and Automation

part III|1 pages

The Materialism of Networked Intelligence

chapter 12|14 pages

Empathy and Gesture

Aby Warburg in La cappella Sassetti

chapter 13|18 pages

Post-Photographic Frenzy

chapter 14|15 pages

The Defragmenting Image

Stories in Cinematic Time-Travel

chapter 16|12 pages

The Photograph of Thought

chapter 17|1 pages