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Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2043-068X
  • E-ISSN: 2043-0698

Abstract

The following article looks at the concept of distortion in technologies of mediation. Distortion is considered a by-product of all media, but its assignation of value reflects cultural assumptions as opposed to objective standards. The two primary conditions looked in this article are anamorphosis and photogrammetry, which are discussed in both historical terms and within contemporary practices. The author includes a few examples of his own work with photogrammetry. In conclusion, the article argues that the qualities of distortion are part of how artists begin to misuse technologies towards aesthetic effects not intended by the original purposes of the media and that this can include any technology of mediation, including the developments of artificial perspective in the Renaissance.

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