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Images in Distortions: From Anamorphosis to Conformal Mappings

We can always distort images but for specific kind of distortions, we are still able to recognize the primitive image. Conformal mappings provide some examples.

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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Virtually Invisible: Photography and the Image in the Demotic Space

The image is described by Flusser as being a significant surface. Rather than describe it as surface, is it perhaps better considered as an invisible, virtual, demotic space?

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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Skewed Villainy: The Problematic Image of the Eastern Antagonist (or, Dr. No Was a Monkey)

Using examples ranging from James Bond to Iron Man, this paper traces how the "Eastern villain" stereotype has become compromised by real terrorism and growing disbelief in its Manichaean simplicity.

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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The Matrix Method: The Image as an Essential Tool in a Research Process and Creative Practices

This is an overview of essential aspects of the use of the "Matrix Method." Through the explicit use of the image, the method leads to forms of reflection and creativity.

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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The Semiotics of Business Signage: How Typography is Used in Impoverished and Deprived Areas of New Zealand

The aim in this paper is to examine examples of signage from areas of South Auckland, and point out the subtleties and indifference’s in comparison to the corporate branding machine.

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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Two Artists, Two Rooms, and the Development of Co-opetition at the Villa Farnesina

This paper juxtaposes two instances of inter-artist engagement to propose the new concept of co-opetition, an extension of the paragone that blends both competition and collaboration.

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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What Might an "Edifying" Art Practice Look Like?

I would like to apply Richard Rorty's propositions for an "edifying" philosophical practice to the question of how such a framework might enrich or challenge the practice of art.

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Published online: August 4, 2014

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High Fives and Neil Young for the Road: Lynda Barry’s "Writing the Unthinkable" as an Aesthetic Experience

Stories involving a dog with a connection to Neil Young’s music were formed through images via cartoonist Lynda Barry’s method, Writing The Unthinkable. They subsequently take form as comic strips-in-progress.

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Published online: June 18, 2014

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Photoshop: Genesis of the Anti-image

How does Photoshop brings into focus the non-imagistic quality of the image? Contemporary artist, Rudd van Empel and the Mannerist painter Giuseppe Archimboldo will provide case studies for this analysis.

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Published online: June 18, 2014

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The The Digital Sublime of Feminine Spectacle in Busby Berkeley's "Footlight Parade" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Nudes with Beach Ball": Female Flesh Represented as Conceptualized Kinesthesia in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

This paper discusses the postmodern sublime existing in the works of Roy Lichtenstein and Busby Berkeley’s musicals, particularly concerning their methods of representing female bodies through quantified objectification.

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Published online: June 18, 2014

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