Photo Albums Between Analogue and Digital Technologies - Sabina Baciu @ Glocal: Inside Social Media

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Photo Albums Between Analogue and Digital Technologies - Sabina Baciu @ Glocal: Inside Social Media

  1. 1. Hello! Sabina Baciu National School of Political and Administrative Studies Maastricht University
  2. 2. Photo Albums between Analogue and Digital technologies
  3. 3. <ul><li>Pierre Bourdieu, Photography: A Middle-brow Art, Cambridge, Polity Press, [1965]1996, p.13 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Constructing your identity online Remembering important moments from the past in a familial context
  5. 5. Marshall McLuhan Raymond Williams Jay Bolter & Richard Grusin
  6. 6. Traditional photography <ul><li>Familial function </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism and special occasions </li></ul><ul><li>Photo album = the story of the family and of the role of the individual in his community </li></ul>Pierre Bourdieu
  7. 7. Digital photography Experience Right here, right now
  8. 8. Study case
  9. 9. Etnographical research <ul><li>- Taking the photograph </li></ul><ul><li>- Developing/uploading </li></ul><ul><li>- Selection process </li></ul><ul><li>- Editing </li></ul><ul><li>- Arranging the pictures in albums </li></ul><ul><li>- Looking at the albums </li></ul>
  10. 10. Methodology
  11. 11. Two types of album with two different functions
  12. 12. Traditional album Digital album Past Present Self, family and very close friends Online community of friends Low: Maybe write on the back of the photo time and date High: Tags, comments, descriptions Technical selection when developing Rigorous selection of pictures Temporal dimension with which it is associated Audience Level of interaction with the audience Photographs selection Two types of album with two different functions
  13. 13. Results Digital folder vs . online digital album Entertainment
  14. 14. As a conclusion… <ul><li>Partially validated hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>The role of virtual identity </li></ul><ul><li>Bourdieu’s findings are still applicable </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you! Questions? Email: [email_address] Twitter: twitter.com/sabinabaciu12

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