Capturing the Human Experience: Looking with Technology

By Adam Dean.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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This study explores the human and technical limitations of looking with optics-based camera systems. It proposes a model for design that expands technical sight toward harmony with our human notion. This study is guided by the phenomenological experience of being expressed primarily by Heidegger as well as neuro-physiological research on the mind and body relationship by Ramachandran and Nicolelis. It examines the technical developments that seek to alter or enhance our ways of looking with optics-based cameras, specifically how cameras might be set to look, how they behave in looking and how they translate that look into an image on display. It includes key examples of modern image device capabilities, makes suggestions about how the framework of this study can be applied in specific cases and predicts the state of image devices in the future.

Keywords: Image Capture Devices, Human Interface, Image Interaction, Image Processing, Seeing through Technology, Notion of Sight, Technical Vision, Perception and Being

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.45-57. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 537.702KB).

Dr. Adam Dean

Assistant Professor, Communication, Barry University, Miami, FL, USA

An assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Barry University with research interests in new media theory and short-subject documentary production. In addition to his current faculty and production work, he has past experience as a newspaper reporter, web consultant, and senior editor, and webmaster for a global e-commerce company.