Pinterest and the Crisis of Paratext

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"Pinterest and the Crisis of Paratext".
Slides accompanying the paper given at the international conference "Media Mutations 5. Ephemeral Media. Time, Persistence and Transience in Contemporary Screen Culture." Bologna 21-22 May 2013. By Italo Marconi and Luca Rosati

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Pinterest and the Crisis of Paratext

  1. 1. Pinterest and the crisis of paratext Italo Marconi & Luca Rosati @italomarconi @lucarosati Media Mutations 5 University of Bologna 21-22 May 2013
  2. 2. “semiotics or narratology consider the story as a well recognizable item, with clear boundaries even if rhizomatic and manifold” – Innocenti & Pescatore
  3. 3. benefits of Information Architecture
  4. 4. IA: the structural design of every shared information space
  5. 5. - independence from medium - shift from medium to environment - focus on experience
  6. 6. two faces of Pinterest
  7. 7. 1. lists, piles...
  8. 8. “Lists are the most basic form of taxonomies We make lists all the time” – Lambe
  9. 9. Photo: Luis Roca, Flickr
  10. 10. Photo: Aleksi Aaltonen, Flickr
  11. 11. 2. complex network
  12. 12. Photo: Bill Couch, Flickr
  13. 13. open-ended lists: “chaotic enumeration, incoherence, rhyzome” – Eco, The Infinity of Lists
  14. 14. Pinterest as a reading machine
  15. 15. Walter Benjamin’s reading machines
  16. 16. the wunderkammer (cabinet of wonders)
  17. 17. the camera obscura
  18. 18. the camera
  19. 19. construction toys
  20. 20. passages (the arcades)
  21. 21. the atlas
  22. 22. G. Didi-Huberman’s dicothomy table (plate/board) André Malraux and his “Museum without walls” VS tableau (canvas)
  23. 23. the attributes of the board (table)
  24. 24. Aby Warburg’s Atlas of Images
  25. 25. the iconology of the interval
  26. 26. Übersicht or Le regard embrassant
  27. 27. Lev Manovich’s Cultural Analytics
  28. 28. the principle of montage

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