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Opening up Photomediations | Book | Edu | Exhibition


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This is the slide deck from the presentation I gave for the Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine Conference 21-22 November 2016, held at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin.

The slides provide a whistle stop tour through our work over the past 3 years; from the motivations, our philosophy, what we did, the amazing work it prompted from our audiences, the edu tools we created, the playing cards we produced (just reach out if you would like to receive a pack!) and finally the #flatpack exhibition it spurned!


Many thanks go to the whole team who made this happen - Joanna Zylinska, Kamila Kuc, Ross Varney, Michael Wamposzcy and our advisor Gary Hall.

Further Information:

The Photomediations: Open Book pilot takes off from recent developments around the technology of photography and around different ways of theorising photography as a diverse practice that not only changes ‘everything’ but that also itself undergoes constant change. Responding to the inadequacy of the rigid formulations and categories through which photography has been perceived and approached, it proposes instead that it
may be time to transform radically, rather than just expand, the very notion of photography.

The accompanying exhibition features the work of nineteen artists from across the globe who, through their imagination and creativity, took up our open call-to-action, to liberate the image in the twenty-first century, Photomediations exhibition offers a richer and more potent conceptual alternative. Its aim is to capture the dynamism of the photographic medium today, as well as its kinship with other media – and also, with us as media.

The exhibition also exemplifies the open and hybrid publishing model established through the Europeana Space Open & Hybrid Publishing pilot. The Photomediations project
is simultaneously versioned as an Open Book, which offers an online remediation of the coffee table volume; a Reader, containing texts for intellectual stimulation; an online Educational Space, providing an open and accessible place to learn; a pack of Creative Jam Cards, where play is an instrumental tool to enable the creative production of new works and, finally, as both a online and physical exhibition launched in November 2016
at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.

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Opening up Photomediations | Book | Edu | Exhibition

  1. 1. photomediations: an open book
  2. 2. #soundfamiliar
  3. 3. #disruptivemedia
  4. 4. –Glyn Moody “this situation ensures that almost everyone using the Internet is also breaking the law multiple times every day.”
  5. 5. via Bonnie Stewart
  6. 6. #newfotoscapes “Publication is rather just a stage in an ongoing process of temporal unfolding.”
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  8. 8. “We’re all camera operators, now…The volume of pictures taken is terrifying. We don’t need call ourselves photographers merely for taking pictures.” –Francis Hodgson
  9. 9. francis hodgson …camera operators
  10. 10. but not just photographers, …distributors …archivists …curators and
  11. 11. –Joan Fontcuberta ‘exclamations of vitality’
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  14. 14. #200images
  15. 15. #4chapters
  16. 16. Workshops across the UK #education
  17. 17. 1 A Guide to Open and Hybrid Publishing (Or how to create an image-based, open access book in 10 easy steps) #advocate #10easysteps
  18. 18. #enableothers
  19. 19. PHOTOMEDIATIONS: A READER #offspring
  20. 20. #calltoaction
  21. 21. #connecting #social #professional
  22. 22. Storm in a Teacup, 2016. Mark Murphy CC BY-NC-SA #winner
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  25. 25. availble from
  26. 26. –Michael (Jam leader) "It tests out a different set of skills and creative approaches, in ways that they don't realise. Which is really smart, it's tacit learning."
  27. 27. #espace #mooc
  28. 28. “I might be overstretching myself by stating this is the best thing I have EVER done in my life… I really loved this activity.” –MOOC Participant
  29. 29. #photomediations #flatpacked Interested in being a host? #reachout Heaps, E (2016) - Muscle Beach (CC BY)
  30. 30. thank you for listening