CS251 W5 - Technologies of the image W5 Midterm Two hours four short essay questions Key Concepts-Technologies of reproduction-Walter Benjamin

CS251 W5 - Technologies of the image W5 Midterm Two hours...

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Technologies of the image W5 Midterm: Two hours, four short essay questions Key Concepts: -Technologies of reproduction -Walter Benjamin, mechanical reproduction, and the idea of the aura -IP, copyright and the reproducibility of the image -Digital technology and the new context of infinite reproducibility Key Questions: -What is a copy? -What does it mean to copy an image? -How is technology implicated in the process of copying? Copying images cannot be done without some kind of technological mediation Historical examples of reproduction technologies: Woodblock prints, printing, lithology, tracing technologies, mask making Hand-painted woodcut prints were bound into hand-written books Printing press- a technology that uses movable metal type to print text Modern image reproduction techniques: -Offset printing -Photography -Moving image technologies -Photocopying -Screen printing making the question of the original quite challenging what is the original image?
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  • Mona Lisa, Woodcut, Movable type

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