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From Snapshots to Social Media - The Changing Picture of Domestic Photography

Sarvas, R and Frohlich, DM (2011) From Snapshots to Social Media - The Changing Picture of Domestic Photography Computer Supported Cooperative Work . Springer. ISBN 0857292463

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Abstract

From Snapshots to Social Media describes the history and future of domestic photography as mediated by technological change. Domestic photography refers to the culture of ordinary people capturing, sharing and using photographs, and is in a particular state of flux today as photos go digital. The book argues that this digital era is the third major chapter in the 170 year history of the area; following the portrait and Kodak eras of the past. History shows that despite huge changes in photographic technology and the way it has been sold, people continue to use photographs to improve memory, support communication and reinforce identity. The future will involve a shift in the balance of these core activities and a replacement of the family album with various multimedia archives for individuals, families and communities. This raises a number of issues that should be taken into account when designing new technologies and business services in this area, including: the ownership and privacy of content, multimedia standards, home ICT infrastructure, and younger and older users of images. The book is a must for designers and engineers of imaging technology and social media who want a better understanding of the history of domestic photography in order to shape its future. It will also be of value to students and researchers in science and technology studies and visual culture, as a fascinating case study of the evolving use of photographs and photographic technology in Western society.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts
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Sarvas, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Frohlich, DMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 March 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords : Photography, snapshots, technology, innovation, history, digital, science and technology studies, visual culture, interaction design, human computer interaction
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Feb 2013 12:22
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:57
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/743163

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